Residential Life

Residential Life

Housing Guide for New Students and Parents

The 2016-17 College Calendar

Planning the Year Ahead!

New student orientation begins Tuesday, August 16. Don’t worry; Tuesday is usually a travel and unpack day, so you won’t miss any important orientation functions if you arrive during the day. The first required event for all new students will be later in the afternoon.  Events for parents that day include a reception and luncheon.  If your parents need to stay overnight, there are many local motels in the area. The academic calendar below will be helpful for you to plan future travel at the beginning and end of both semesters.

**Please take note that first-year students need to leave campus 24 hours after their last exam each semester.**

The following is an incomplete list of important dates in the 2016-17 academic year to help you make travel plans:

August 15 International Student Orientation
August 16-24 New Student Orientation
August 23 Residence Halls open for upperclass students, 9 a.m.
August 25 Fall semester classes begin, 8 a.m.
October 6-9 Fallcoming & Family Weekend
October 12 Fall Recess begins, 4 p.m.
October 17 Classes resume, 8 a.m.
November 18 Thanksgiving recess begins, 4 p.m.
November 28 Classes resume, 8 a.m.
December 17 Residence halls close, noon
January 13-16 New Student Orientation for January admits and transfers
January 15 Residence halls open for returning students, 9 a.m.
January 17 Spring semester classes begin, 8 a.m.
March 10 Spring recess begins, 4 p.m.
March 27 Classes resume, 8 a.m.
May 21 Commencement
May 22 Residence halls close for seniors, noon

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