Break Information & Hours

Winter Break 2014

Last day of classes: Friday, December 5, 2014
Last day of exams: Friday, December 12, 2014
Halls Close: Friday, December 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Break Housing Form – This form must be completed by Monday, December 8 by 11:45 pm in order for you to receive approval to stay on campus during break. Students who will receive approval are athletes, international students, students completing student teaching, or students with on-campus jobs.All others requesting permission must provide a reason and may be required to pay $25.00 per day or $200 for the entire break.
Here is the Permission to Stay Form Link
Anyone found on campus during break who has not been approved to stay will be charged $25 for each hour they stay past 6:00 pm on December 12th.
Make sure the following things are done before you leave:
  • Windows closed and locked
  • Trash taken to trash room
  • Refrigerator defrosted and emptied
  • Perishable food removed from Room
  • All electrical items unplugged
  • Valuables are secured
  • Lights are off
  • Door is locked


Meals during Break

The dining halls have limited hours during break:
Thomas Dining Hall: Closes December 11th – 7:00 pm
Patton Dining Hall: Closes December 12th at 2:00 pm. You can pick up a box dinner at until 4:00 pm on the 12th.  You need to sign up with the cashier prior to that time and date.
Bait Shop: Open 8:00 am–1:00 pm, Dec. 12th–Dec. 19th. Then closed until January 5th.
The Winn Café: Closes December 11th  - 11:00 pm; Opens January 11th – 7:00 pm
The first available meal of the spring semester will be dinner in Patton Dining Hall on Sunday, January 11th beginning at 4:30 pm.
Students are permitted to return to their residential facility Sunday, January 11th after 12:00 pm (noon).


Fall 2014

Room Preview: August 8, 10 am – 2 pm

First Year Students Move In: August 22
Upperclass Move In: August 23, 24

Classes Begin: August 25

Labor Day: Classes as Usual – September 1

Fall Break: No classes, October 7 and 8

Homecoming:  October 6 and 7  

Thanksgiving Break: November 26-28
(Halls close Tues., Nov. 25 at 6 pm – Halls open Sun, Nov. 30 at Noon)

Finals: December 8-12

Semester Break: Halls Close – December 12, 6 pm

Spring 2015

Halls Open: January 11 , Noon

Classes Begin: January 12  
Martin Luther King Day: No Classes, Monday, January 19   
Spring Break: March 9-13
(Halls close, Fri. Mar. 6at 6 pm – Halls open , Sun. Mar. 15 at Noon)
Easter Holiday break: No classes, April 2-3
Finals: May 1- May 7 (exc. Sat & Sun., May 2 & 3)
Halls close: Thursday, May 7, 6 p.m. (for underclass students)
Halls close: Saturday, May 9, 6 p.m.(for graduating seniors and approved stays)

Halls include fraternity houses, Lakeside houses, townhouses, etc.

Fall Arrival Information

Date Time Who Where
August 22
9 am - 2 pm First Year Students Caldwell Hall, Quad
August 23
9 am - 8 pm Upper Class Students Front Desks*
August 24
9 am - 8 pm Upper Class Students Front Desks*

*Students living in Patton Hall will pick up keys at Kelley Hall. *Students living in Lakeside Houses will pick up keys at Finney Hall. *Students living in Circle 240 and Townhouses will pick up keys at Thomas Hall.

Early Arrival Information

The following are a list of times that students approved for early arrivals can return to campus. Please be sure to remember that only approved students may return early.

Date Time Who Where/Contact
August 13
TBD by Coach Football Team TBD/Coach Logan
August 12
8 am – 5 pm Head RA’s Student Life Office
August 13
8 am – 5 pm New RA’s Student Life Office
August 14
8 am – 5 pm Returning RA's Student Life Office
August 17
TBD by Coach Men’s Soccer Rec Center/Coach Reilly
August 15
TBD by Coach Volleyball Rec Center/Coach Zicha
August 15
TBD by Coach Women’s Soccer Rec Center/Coach Caudill
August 18
TBD by Coach Cross Country Rec Center/Coach Gleason


TBD First Year Seminar Mentors TBD / (VPAA)

August 21

9 am – 4 pm Move-In Crew
*only those who applied and were approved
Student Life Office

Other Announcements

All break deadlines that require students to leave the residential facilities (Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, Winter Break and End of Year) are final. Requests to stay late or on campus for the duration of a break must be submitted via the appropriate OrgSync form and must receive a confirmed approval email. Note that all requests are not approved. Students found in violation of these policies may be subject to improper checkout fees and immediate removal from campus housing.


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