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Important dates 2014-2015

Fall semester 2014

Sunday, August 31
New students check-in

Please note: Requests for early move-in cannot be accommodated. Special arrangements are made for those participating in official pre-orientation programs.

Sunday, August 31*- Tuesday, September 2
Returning students check-in
*Sunday - 1 - 3 p.m. ONLY; returning students will be not be allowed to check in before 1 p.m.

Tuesday, September 2
Opening convocation, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 3
Fall semester classes begin

Thursday, October 9 - Friday, October 10
Fall Break (residence halls remain open)

Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
Family Weekend

Wednesday, November 19
Deadline to request Thanksgiving Break Housing (12 p.m.)

Saturday, November 22 - Sunday, November 30
Thanksgiving Break

Please note: Residence halls close at 12 noon on Saturday, November 22 and re-open at 8 a.m. on Sunday, November 30. Students are expected to make their travel plans accordingly.

Thursday, December 11
Last day of fall classes

Friday, December 12
Reading day

Saturday, December 13 - Wednesday, December 17
Fall semester exams

Thursday, December 18
Winter Break

Please note: Residence halls close at 12 noon on Thursday, December 18, and re-open at 8 a.m. on Sunday, January 4 for Short Term. There is no break housing available for students during Winter Break, and students are expected to make their travel plans accordingly.

Short Term 2015

Sunday, January 4
Residence halls open for Short Term

Monday, January 5
Short Term begins


Friday, January 30
Short Term ends (residence halls remain open)

Saturday, January 31
Deadline for residential students going on leave or studying abroad for Spring 2015 to check-out of housing (12 p.m.)

Spring Semester 2015

Wednesday, February 4
Spring semester classes begin

Thursday, February 19
Founder's Day Convocation, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18
Deadline to request Spring Break Housing (12 p.m.)

Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, March 29
Spring Break

Please note: Residence halls close at 12 noon on Saturday, March 21 and re-open at 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 29. Students are expected to make their travel plans accordingly.

Wednesday, April 1
Enrollment deposits due for 2015-16 academic year. Deposits must be received by the end of business on April 1 in order for students to select or be signed-up for housing in the first round of housing lottery.
Monday, April 6 - Wednesday, April 8
First round of housing lottery
Monday, April 13
Second round of housing lottery
Tuesday, April 28
Honors Convocation, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12
Last day of spring classes
Wednesday, May 13
Reading day
Thursday, May 14 - Monday, May 18
Spring semester exams

Tuesday, May 19
Residence halls close

Please note: Residence halls close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 for all non-graduating students. Students are expected to make their travel plans accordingly.

Sunday, May 24
Commencement, 10:00 a.m.

Monday, May 25
Residence halls and apartments close at 3 p.m. for summer

Dates are subject to change at the discretion of the university. Students will be notified of closing and opening dates and times by the housing and residence life staff.