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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 2017 August 15 Fall Arrival:  international students
Fall 2017 August 17 Fall Arrival:  first year students
Fall 2017 August 19 Fall Arrival:  upper-class students
Fall 2017 August 21 Fall Semester:  classes begin
Fall 2017 September 4 Labor Day Holiday - no classes.  University housing open
Fall 2017 November 20-24 Fall Break:  no classes; University housing closed
Fall 2017 December 11-15 Finals Week
Fall 2017 December 16 Semester End:  University housing CLOSES Saturday 12/16 at 4:00 p.m.
Spring 2018 January 7 Spring Semester:  University housing OPENS Sunday 1/7
Spring 2018 January 8 Spring Semester:  classes begin
Spring 2018 January 15 Martin Luther King Day:  no classes: University housing open
Spring 2018 March 3 Spring Break:  University housing CLOSES Saturday 3/3
Spring 2018 March 5-9 Spring Break:  no classes; University housing closed
Spring 2018 March 11 Spring Break:  University housing OPENS Sunday 3/11
Spring 2018 April 30 - May 4 Finals Week
Spring 2018 May 5 Spring Semester Ends:  University housing CLOSES Saturday 5/5