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2019-2020 Residential Life Calendar

Below is a listing of Campus Residence openings and closings for the 2019-20 Academic Year.

Pay close attention to opening and closing dates and times so that you can make appropriate travel arrangements for your arrivals, breaks and end of semester/year check-outs.

  • If you find that you need to be on campus before any scheduled "check-in" period, during a scheduled "break" or "closing" or after "check-out" you will be required to submit an online form to register or request permission to remain on campus.
  • Additional $35.00 per day housing charges will be posted to your student account when early arrival (beginning of fall or spring semester), winter break or late departure (end of fall or spring semester) housing is requested and approved for personal reasons.
  • Information regarding the online registration for early arrival, break or late departure housing will be disseminated via campus email and via postings both in your campus residence and on the Res Life website prior to each official opening, break or closing.

Fall Semester 2019

Friday, August 23: Official Check In for Freshman

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Meal service begins with lunch.

Saturday, August 24: Upperclass Check-In

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Students must request and receive permission to arrive early.
Additional charges may apply (early arrivals).
Select campus offices (including Residential Life) are open.

Sunday, August 25: Upperclass Check-In

10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Select campus offices (including Residential Life) are open.

Monday, August 26: Fall 2019 Semester Begins

Classes begin 7:45 a.m.

Monday, September 2: Labor Day

Classes in session

Friday - Sunday, October 4-6: Homecoming & Family Weekend

Classes in Session

Friday - Sunday, October 11-13: Long Weekend

No classes.
Campus Housing is open.

Wednesday - Sunday, November 26 - December 1: Thanksgiving Break

Campus Housing closes Tuesday, November 26 @ 9 p.m.
Meal service ends with lunch.
Campus Housing operates with limited support services.
Students must register to stay on campus after closing.
Campus Housing re-opens Sunday, December 1 @ 10 a.m.
Meal service resumes with dinner.

Friday, December 13: Fall 2019 Semester Ends

Campus Housing closes at 6 p.m.
Meal Service ends with lunch.
Students must request and receive permission to stay on campus after closing.
Additional housing charges may apply (late departures).

Spring Semester 2020

Sunday, January 12

Campus Housing opens for returning students at 10 a.m.
Meal service begins with dinner.
Students must request and receive permission to arrive early.
Additional charges may apply (early arrivals).

Monday - Friday, March 9-13: Spring Break

Campus Housing closes Friday, March 6 at 6 p.m.
Meal service ends with lunch.
Campus Housing operates with limited support services.
Students must register to stay on campus after closing.
Campus Housing re-opens Sunday, March 15 at 10 a.m.
Meal service resumes with dinner.

Friday, April 10: Good Friday

No Classes.
Campus Housing is open.

Friday, May 1: Spring 2020 Semester Ends

Campus Housing closes at 6 p.m.
Meal Service ends with lunch.
Students must request & receive permission to stay on campus after closing.
Additional housing charges may apply (late departures).

Saturday, May 9: 2020 Commencement

Sunday, May 10

Campus Housing closes for Graduation participants @ 1 p.m.
Students must request & receive permission to stay after closing.
Campus Housing opens for May term housing @ 3 p.m.
Students must request & receive permission to arrive early.
Additional charges may apply (early arrivals).

Monday, May 11: May Term 2020 Begins

There is no meal service during May Term.