2017-2018 Residential Schedule

The move-in date for Fall Semester is Sunday, September 3


August Room Key distribution times and Building Access information
Thursday, August 24 Residence Life Staff returns for training and orientation
Monday, August 28 First Year Students move into housing
Tuesday, August 29 New Student Orientation begins
Thursday, August 31 First Year Students leave for AESOP trips
Sunday, September 3 Upper-class Students return to campus (Meal plan begins Sep. 4)
Wednesday, September 6 Classes begin, Fall Semester
October 18-22 Fall Recess (Residences remain open; limited meals provided*)
October 28-November 3 Registration for Winter Semester
November 18-26 Thanksgiving Recess (Residences remain open; Meals end with dinner Nov. 17 and resume with dinner Nov. 26*)
Friday, December 8 Fall Semester classes end at 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 12 Final Examinations begin
Saturday, December 16 Final Examinations end** (Meals end with dinner Dec. 20*)
Sunday, December 17 Residences close at 5:00 p.m.


January Room Key distribution times and Building Access information
Saturday, January 6 Card access begins for students returning from Abroad and Leave
Sunday, January 7 Residence Halls officially open (Meals begin with dinner)
Monday, January 8 Winter Semester classes begin
Mid-January Upperclass Room Selection Process begins for Fall 2018. See Room Selection Dates for appropriate deadlines.
Saturday, February 17-25 Winter Recess (Residences remain open; Meals end with dinner on Feb. 16 and resume with dinner on Feb. 25*)
Friday, April 6 Classes end, Winter Semester
Tuesday, April 10 Final Examinations begin
Saturday, April 14 Final Examinations end** (Meals end with dinner April 15*)
Sunday, April 15 Residences close at 5:00 p.m. (Students staying for Short Term may remain in residence during the break)


April Room Key distribution times and Building Access information
Sunday, April 22 Residence Halls open at 8:00 a.m. (Meals begin with dinner)
Monday, April 23 Classes begin, Short Term
Friday, May 25 Classes end, Short Term  (Meals end with dinner)
Saturday, May 26 Residence Halls close for non-seniors at 5:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday, May 25-27 Commencement Weekend
Sunday, May 27 Senior residences close at 5:00 p.m.
  • *Note: The college meal plan includes meals during the October recess, i.e., there is no extra cost for eating meals in the dining commons during this period. However, the meal plan does not cover all other recess periods; limited meals will be available for purchase in the dining commons during these periods.
  • **Reminder: Final examinations cannot be rescheduled to accommodate the travel plans of students. Excused absences are not granted for travel.
  • Visit our section on Upper-Class Room Selection Information for pertinent dates and deadlines regarding the room selection process and applications for the next academic year.
  • If you will be studying abroad, please take special note of pertinent dates and deadlines.