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Residential Life

Important Dates - 2019-2020 Academic Year



Fall Semester  
     Pre-Orientation students move in Thursday, August 29, 8:30 a.m.
     New students arrive (transfer and Class of 2023) Sunday, September 1, 8:30 a.m.
     Returning students arrive Monday, September 2-3, 9 a.m.
     Thanksgiving break; residence halls close Wednesday, November 27, 10 a.m.
     Thanksgiving break; residence halls open Sunday, December 1, 2 p.m.
     Winter break; residence halls close Friday, December 20, 10 a.m.
Spring Semester   
     New and transfer students arrive Friday, January 17, 9 a.m.
     London students arrive Saturday, January 18, 9 a.m.
     Returning students arrive Sunday, January 19, 9 a.m.
     Spring break; residence halls close Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m.
     Spring break; residence halls open Sunday, March 15, 2 p.m.
     Spring semester ends (all non-seniors depart) Friday, May 8, 10 a.m.
     Seniors Depart (post-Commencement) Sunday, May 17, 10 a.m.

*Students should move out within 24 hours of their last final for each of the break closing periods

For more information, please view the 2019 - 2020 Academic Calendar.

2019 - 2020 Moving-Out Information


  • Non-seniors: Final move-out is 24 hours after the student's last final exam, and no later than 10 a.m. on Friday, May 8th

  • Seniors: Final move-out for all graduating seniors is 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 17th

Important information to note

  • Residence hall rooms and apartments need to be left in the same condition as found upon moving in, including original furnishings assigned to the room. Students can refer to their room/apartment inspection form for details of the original condition.

  • Non-senior students who remain on campus after May 8 without prior approval will be assessed a fee of $250 per day.

  • All personal items (bicycles, etc.) in storage closets must be removed before move-out, or they may be disposed of after Commencement.

  • A charge will be assessed for rooms not in original condition, or without original furnishings (excessively dirty, room damage, extra or missing furniture).

  • When packing and cleaning, please consider the Give+Go donation program for unwanted items. Donation boxes, recycling bins and trash dumpsters are available, as well as extra trash bags in kitchen areas.