Arrival/Departure Dates

Fall 2015 Housing Calendar

Wednesday, August 19 
New Student Move-In                                     
Thurs. Aug. 20 - Sun. Aug. 23 New Student Orientation
Sat. Aug. 22 and Sun. Aug 23 Upper Class Student Move-In
Monday, August 24
Classes Begin
Monday, September 7
Labor Day - No Class
Saturday, October 10 Residence Halls Close - 12 Noon/Fall Break
Sunday, October 18 Residence Halls Re-open - 12 Noon
Monday, October 19
Classes Resume
Wednesday, November 25 Residence Halls Close - 12 Noon/Thanksgiving Break
Sunday, November 29
Residence Halls Re-open - 12 Noon
Monday, November 30
Classes Resume
Friday, December 11 Reading Day
Sat. Dec. 12 - Fri. Dec. 18* Final Examinations (No exams Sunday, December 13)
Saturday, December 19
Residence Halls Close for the Semester - 12 Noon
* All students are expected to depart from their halls within 24 hours of their last examination.

Spring 2016 Housing Calendar

Saturday, January 9 Residence Halls Open at 12 Noon
Monday, January 11 Classes Begin
Monday, January 18 MLK Holiday - No Classes
Saturday, February 27 Residence Halls Close at 12 Noon/Spring Break
Saturday, March 5 Residence Halls Reopen at 12 Noon
Monday, March 7 Classes Resume
Thursday, March 24
Residence Halls Close at 12 Noon/Easter Break
Monday, March 28 Residence Halls Reopen at 12 Noon
Tuesday, March 29
Classes Resume
Friday, April 29
Reading Day
Sat. Apr. 30 - Fri. May 6*
Final Examinations (no exams Sunday, May 1)
Saturday, May 7**
Residence Halls Close at 12 Noon
Fri. May 13 - Sat. May 14 Commencement and Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 15 Residence Halls Close for the Semester - 6 pm
* All students are expected to depart from their halls within 24 hours after their last examination.
**All residence halls and apartments close Saturday, May 7 at 12 Noon for students not required to stay on campus for Commencement activities.

Fall 2016 - New Student Move-In

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m - Report Directly to Your Residence Hall


Arrival Times (by first letter of last name) - TBA

9:30-10:00 Letters TBA 11:30-12:00 Letters TBA 1:30-2:00 Letters TBA
10:00-10:30 Letters TBA 12:00-12:30 Letters TBA 2:00-2:30 Letters TBA
10:30-11:00 Letters TBA 12:30-1:00 Letters TBA 2:30-3:00 Letters TBA

For those traveling a distance, please feel free to arrive anytime after your scheduled time. Resident Assistants will be available after 5 p.m. in each hall to assist those who can not arrive until the evening.

Additional check-in hours are available on Saturday, August 20 between 9 a.m. and Noon for those who can not travel on Friday.


Fall 2016 - Upperclass Student Move-In

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Report Directly to Your Hall

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Report Directly to Your Hall


Residence Life cannot approve early arrival for individuals who have transportation concerns, family obligations, vacation plans etc.  Please make travel plans accordingly.

In an effort to ensure the safety and security of all community members, the university only permits students who are sponsored by a faculty or staff member for participation in an authorized university activity to reside in the halls prior to scheduled arrival dates. Accordingly, upper-class residents may not arrive before Monday, August 22 unless they are sponsored and participating in an authorized activity.   

Preparing the halls for occupancy requires the coordination of the various University departments including Residence Life, Facilities Management, Custodial Services, Conference Services, Public Safety and the Wildcard Office. This preparation often occurs in a limited window of time and rooms are not released for use by the various departments until the published arrival dates.  As a result, students will not be permitted to drop off items in their room prior to scheduled arrival dates.