Residence Life

Move-in & Break Information

Room Preview Day

August 2nd, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Students may visit campus in this open-house style day to see the room they are assigned to for the 2019-20 academic year. All students are welcome to come to Room Preview Day.  Go to the Front desk of your building (Townhouses, Fraternity Circle, and Ulster go to Thomas Hall; Lakeside Houses go to Finney Hall) to pick up your key and then return it once you have visited your room. You may take measurements and make plans, but you may not move anything in on this day. This is a great opportunity to meet your roommate!

In addition…

  • A cookout lunch will be served at the Chess Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at no cost;
  • Corn hole and sand volleyball will be set up on the lawn;
  • Music will be playing;
  • Prizes will be awarded, including T-shirts to the first 50 to arrive, as well as a raffle for an Amazon Echo & more.

Get a head start on meeting your future classmates and friends by attending Room Preview Day.

First-Year Student and Transfer Student Move-In and Check-In

August 23rd 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

All first-year and transfer students will check-in at Caldwell Hall between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. All residential students will receive their keys at Caldwell Hall and then will be able to move in to their room.  Commuter students will receive additional information in the coming weeks about Commuter Student Orientation and the sessions planned for commuter students. Welcome Weekend Activities will begin at 3:00 pm.

 

Upper-class Student Move-In

August 24th and 25th, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

All sophomores, juniors, and seniors will pick up keys at the front desk of their residence hall (Townhouses, Fraternity Circle, and Ulster go to Thomas Hall; Lakeside Houses go to Finney Hall).

Early Arrivals

Students may only arrive early to campus if they are sponsored by a staff or faculty member (i.e. athletes, Resident Assistants, approved Greek students, etc.). You will need to coordinate your move in with the staff or faculty member arranging for you to arrive early.

Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 26th, 6:00 pm - ALL HALLS ARE CLOSED
Sunday, December 1st, 12:00 pm (noon) - ALL HALLS RE-OPEN

Winter Break

Friday, December 13th, 6:00 pm - ALL HALLS ARE CLOSED
Sunday, January 12th, 12:00 pm (noon) - ALL HALLS RE-OPEN

Spring Break

Friday, February 28th, 6:00 pm - ALL HALLS ARE CLOSED
Sunday, March 8th, 12:00 pm (noon) - ALL HALLS RE-OPEN

The residence halls will be closed for Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break unless students are approved to stay (athletes, international students, out of state students, on-campus jobs). Students must request permission to stay on campus with the Director of Residence Life by submitting the necessary form prior to each break. Please make travel and work arrangements as needed to meet these deadlines.

End of Year Move Out

Thursday, May 7th, 6:00 pm - ALL HALLS ARE CLOSED FOR ANY STUDENTS NOT PARTICIPATING IN GRADUATION OR STAYING FOR THE SUMMER

Saturday, May 9th, 7:00 pm - ALL HALLS ARE CLOSED AND STUDENTS MUST BE MOVED OUT

If students are graduating, hold an on-campus job keeping them through graduation, are on an approved international student shuttle, or are an athlete staying with the team, students will be approved to stay late. All other students must check out of their rooms within 24 hours of their last final, or by the designated times above, whichever comes first. Approval to stay late for any reason other than those listed above must be granted by the Director of Residence Life by submitting the appropriate form prior to move-out. Students are not typically approved to stay late and need to make travel and work arrangements accordingly.

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