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+Fall 2021 Semester: September 1 – December 12

Mondays – Thursdays, 7:30am – 1am

Fridays, 7:30am – 8pm

Saturdays, 10am – 8pm

Sundays, 10am – 1am

+Fall Recess: October 15-17

Oct.15, Friday, 7:30am – 8pm

Oct. 16, Saturday, 10am – 8pm

Oct. 17, Sunday, 10am – 1am

+Thanksgiving Recess: November 20-28

Nov. 20 – 21, Saturday – Sunday, Closed

Nov. 22 – 24, Monday – Wednesday, 8am – 5pm

Nov. 25 – 27, Thursday – Saturday, Closed

Nov. 28, Sunday, 10am – 1am (regular semester schedule resumes)

+Fall Semester Exams: December 4 – 13

Dec. 4, Saturday, 10am – 8pm

Dec. 5, Sunday, 10am – 1am

Dec. 6 – 9, Monday – Thursday, 7:30am – 1am

Dec. 10, Friday, 730am – 8pm

Dec. 11, Saturday, 10am – 8pm

Dec. 12, Sunday, 10am – 1am

Dec. 13, Monday, 8am – 8pm

+Between Semester Recess: December 14, 2021 – January 11, 2022

Dec. 14-23:

Mondays – Fridays, 8am – 5pm

Saturdays – Sundays, Closed


Dec. 24, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022, Closed


Jan. 3-11, 2022:

Jan. 3-7, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Jan. 8, Saturday, Closed

Jan. 9, Sunday, 12pm-8pm

Jan. 10-11, Monday – Tuesday, 8am-8pm

Jan. 12, Wednesday, 7:30am-1am (regular semester schedule resumes)

+Winter 2022 Semester: January 12 – April 25

Mondays – Thursdays, 7:30am – 1am

Fridays, 7:30am – 8pm

Saturdays, 10am – 8pm

Sundays, 10am – 1am

+Winter Recess: February 18-27

Friday, Feb. 18, 7:30am – 5pm

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 19-20, 12pm-5pm

Monday – Thursday, Feb. 21-24, 8am – 8pm

Friday, Feb. 25, 8am – 5pm

Saturday, Feb. 26, 12pm – 5pm

Sunday, Feb. 27, 12pm – 1am

+Spring Recess:  March 21-27

Monday, March 21, 7:30am – 1am

Tuesday – Thursday, March 22-24, 8am – 8pm

Friday, March 25, 8am – 5pm

Saturday, March 26, 12pm – 5pm

Sunday, March 27, 12pm – 1am

+Winter Semester Exams: April 16-25

April 16, Saturday, 10am – 8pm

April 17, Sunday, 10am – 1am

April 18-21, Monday – Thursday, 7:30am – 1am

April 22, Friday, 730am – 8pm

April 23, Saturday, 10am – 8pm

April 24, Sunday, 10am – 1am

April 25, Monday, 8am – 8pm

+ Between Semester Recess: April 26- May 1

April 25, Monday, 8am-8pm

April 26-29, Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

April 30, Saturday, Closed

May 1, Sunday, 12pm-8pm

+Short Term 2022: May 2-25

Mondays – Thursdays, 8am – 10pm

Fridays, 8am – 8pm

Saturdays, 12pm – 8pm

Sundays, 12pm – 10pm

+2022 Commencement Week: May 26-30

May 26-27, Thursday-Friday, 8am – 5pm

May 28, Saturday, noon-5pm

May 29, Sunday, Commencement, 8am – 5pm

May 30, Monday, Memorial Day, Closed

+Summer 2022: May 31 – August 26

Mondays – Fridays, 8:30am – 5pm

Saturdays – Sundays, Closed


May 30, Monday, Memorial Day, Closed

June 20, Monday, Juneteenth Day, Closed

July 4, Monday, Independence Day, Closed

+Orientation 2021: August 23 – September 1

Aug. 23 – 27, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Aug. 28, Saturday, Closed

Aug. 29, Sunday, 10am – 8pm

Aug. 30 – 31, Monday – Tuesday, 8am – 8pm

Sept. 1, Wednesday, 7:30am – 1am (regular semester schedule begins)