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Important dates 2013-2014

Fall semester 2013

Thursday, August 29
New students check-in

Please note: Requests for early move-in cannot be accommodated. Special arrangements are made for those participating in official pre-orientation programs.

Sunday, September 1 - Monday, September 2
Returning students check-in

Tuesday, September 3
Opening convocation, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 4
Fall semester classes begin

Thursday, October 17 - Friday, October 18
Fall Break (residence halls remain open)

Friday, October 25 - Sunday, October 27
Family Weekend

Wednesday, November 20
Deadline to request Thanksgiving Break Housing (12 p.m.)

Saturday, November 23 - Sunday, December 1
Thanksgiving Break

Please note: Residence halls close at 12 noon on Saturday, November 23 and re-open at 8 a.m. on Sunday, December 1. Students are expected to make their travel plans accordingly.

Thursday, December 12
Last day of fall classes

Friday, December 13
Reading day

Saturday, December 14 - Wednesday, December 18
Fall semester exams

Thursday, December 19
Winter Break

Please note: Residence halls close at 12 noon on Thursday, December 19, and re-open at 8 a.m. on Sunday, January 5 for Short Term. There is no break housing available for students during Winter Break, and students are expected to make their travel plans accordingly.

Short Term 2014

Sunday, January 5
Residence halls open for Short Term

Monday, January 6
Short Term begins


Friday, January 31
Short Term ends (residence halls remain open)

Saturday, February 1
Deadline for residential students going on leave or studying abroad for Spring 2014 to check-out of housing (12 p.m.)

Spring Semester 2014

Wednesday, February 5
Spring semester classes begin

Thursday, February 20
Founder's Day Convocation, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19
Deadline to request Spring Break Housing (12 p.m.)

Saturday, March 22 - Sunday, March 30
Spring Break

Please note: Residence halls close at 12 noon on Saturday, March 22 and re-open at 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 30. Students are expected to make their travel plans accordingly.

Tuesday, April 1
Enrollment deposits due for 2014-15 academic year. Deposits must be received by the end of business on April 1 in order for students to select or be signed-up for housing in the first round of housing lottery.
Monday, April 7 - Wednesday, April 9
First round of housing lottery
Monday, April 14
Second round of housing lottery
Tuesday, April 29
Honors Convocation, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 13
Last day of spring classes
Wednesday, May 14
Reading day
Thursday, May 15 - Monday, May 19
Spring semester exams

Tuesday, May 20
Residence halls close

Please note: Residence halls close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20 for all non-graduating students. Students are expected to make their travel plans accordingly.

Sunday, May 25
Commencement, 10:00 a.m.

Monday, May 26
Residence halls and apartments close at 3 p.m. for summer

Dates are subject to change at the discretion of the university. Students will be notified of closing and opening dates and times by the housing and residence life staff.