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Important Dates

View the contract process timeline to learn important dates related to requesting a contract for on-campus housing.

Important Dates

Semester/Year Date Information
Fall 2016 August 18 Fall Arrival:  first-year students only
Fal 2016 August 20 Fall Arrival:  upper-class students
Fall 2016 August 22 Fall Semester:  classes begin
Fall 2016 September 5 Labor Day Holiday - no classes.  University housing open
Fall 2016 September 30 Deadline to purchase fall 2016 Commuter Meal Plan is 9/30 at noon
Fall 2016 November 19 Fall Break: University housing CLOSES on Saturday 11/19 at noon. All students must vacate the residence halls. Belongings may remain in room.
Fall 2016 November 21-25 Fall Break: no classes, University housing closed
Fall 2016 November 27 Fall Break: University housing OPENS on Saturday 11/27 at 11:00 a.m.
Fall 2016 December 9 Deadline to change fall 2016 Campus Meal Plan is 12/9 at noon
Fall 2016 December 12-16 Finals Week
Fall 2016 December 17 Semester End: University housing CLOSES Saturday 12/17 at noon. All students must vacate. Belongings may remain in room, unless checking out or moving to a new room for spring semester.
Spring 2017 January 8 Spring Semester: University housing OPENS on Sunday 1/8 at 11:00 a.m.
Spring 2017 January 9 Spring Semester: classes begin
Spring 2017 January 16 Martin Luther King Day: no classes; University housing open
Spring 2017 February 28 Deadline to purchase spring 2017 Commuter Meal Plan is 2/28 at noon
Spring 2017 March 4 Spring Break: University housing CLOSES Saturday 3/4 at noon. All students must vacate. Belongings may remain in room.
Spring 2017 March 6-10 Spring Break: no classes, University housing closed
Spring 2017 March 12 Spring Break: University housing OPENS on Sunday 3/12 at 11:00 a. m.
Spring 2017 April 28 Deadline to change spring 2017 Campus Meal Plan is 4/28 at noon
Spring 2017 May 1-5 Finals Week
Spring 2017 May 6 Spring Semester Ends: University housing CLOSES Saturday 5/6 at 2:00 p.m. ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK OUT before 2:00 p.m.