Residential Life

Residential Life

Housing Guide for New Students and Parents

The 2015-16 College Calendar

Planning the Year Ahead!

New student orientation begins Tuesday, August 18th.  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 2015-16 academic year to help you make travel plans:

August 17 International Student Orientation
August 18-26 New Student Orientation
August 25 Residence Halls open for upperclass students, 9 a.m.
August 27 Fall semester classes begin, 8 a.m.
October 2-4 Fallcoming
October 14 Fall Recess begins, 4 p.m.
October 19 Classes resume, 8 a.m.
October 23-25 Family Weekend
November 20 Thanksgiving recess begins, 4 p.m.
November 30 Classes resume, 8 a.m.
December 19 Residence halls close, noon
January 15-18 New Student Orientation for January admits and transfers
January 17 Residence halls open for returning students, 9 a.m.
January 19 Spring semester classes begin, 8 a.m.
March 11 Spring recess begins, 4 p.m.
March 28 Classes resume, 8 a.m.
May 22 Commencement
May 23 Residence halls close for seniors, noon


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