Opening & Closing Dates

Fall 2014

Aug. 16 (Saturday) - All campus housing opens for move-in at 7 a.m.
Aug 20 (Wednesday) - First full day of fall classes
Sep. 1  (Monday) - Labor Day - No classes/University offices closed
Sept. 8 - 26
- Fall open room change period -Look for emails on room changes or check in with your RA for details
Oct. 22 -26 (Wednesday-Sunday) - Fall Break - resident halls remain open
Nov. 26 - 30 (Wednesday - Sunday) - Thanksgiving Break - resident halls remain open. University Offices closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28
Dec. 9 (Tuesday)
- Study Day
Final Exams
- December 10 -16, 2014 - Good Luck.......
Dec. 16
- All Residence Hall close at 5:30 p.m. for winter break.

University Offices closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, through Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.

Spring 2015

Jan. 11 (Sunday) - Residence Halls open at 2:00 pm
Jan. 13 (Tuesday) - First full day of spring classes

Check your emails for Residence Hall/THV/OCH timeline for housing applications for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Jan. 19 (Monday)- Martin Luther King Day - No classes/University offices closed
Feb. 2 - Feb. 20
- Spring open room change period.  Look for emails on room changes or check in with your RA for details
Jan. 19 (Monday) - Martin Luther King Day - No classes/Univeristy offices closed
Mar. 13-22 (Friday through Sunday)
- Spring Break - halls will close for Spring Break on Friday, March 13,  at 5:30 p.m. and open on Sunday, March 22, at 2:00 p.m
April 3 - April 6 (Friday through Monday) - Easter Break - halls will remain open
Final Exams May 7 - May 13, 2015 --  Good Luck .......
May 13, 2015 (Wednesday)
- All facilities close for the summer at 5:30 p.m
May 16, 2015 (Saturday) - Graduation -- Congrats........
May 17, 2015 (Sunday)
- All facilities close at noon for graduates.... 

Academic Break Times

In the interest of security, staffing and energy conservation residence hall facilities (except THV and OCH) may close during Christmas and Spring Breaks. Detailed information, including registration deadlines for break housing, will be sent to all residents prior to the beginning of each break period.  Failure to be out of the residence hall at the designated break closing time will result in a monetary fine.  Room payments do not cover such periods, so a daily rate will be charged for any break housing.  Students desiring to stay over breaks must register with the Office of Residence Life, Massman 4.  Failure to register to remain over a break period by the stated deadline may result in a surcharge added to the cost of break housing charge, or denial due to lack of space or staffing. Residence Halls remain open for Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break and Easter Break.
Dining Services during breaks: 
Generally there is no dining services during breaks.  If dining services are provided residents will be notified of dining times and available locations.  Blocks may not be used during break periods.  Flex dollars, declining meal balances, cash, debit or credit cards will be the only transactions used during breaks that the halls are open. Please consider carefully your dining choices during the semester so that you have flex or declining balances available during breaks.

THV and OCH communities do not close for academic breaks. For security purposes THV/OCH Residents staying over breaks (fall break, Thanksgiving break, winter break and spring break) must register in the Office of Residence Life. Please contact the Office of Residence Life at (816) 501-4663 with questions.

Health and safety inspections will be done at every closing and during scheduled inspections. Staff will post signs 24 hours prior to starting inspections. For more information about health and safety inspections please contact the Office of Residence Life.

Summer School Housing

Summer housing information and applications are posted under Summer Housing. If you have questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at (816) 501-4663. Only students enrolled in summer and fall classes at Rockhurst will be allowed to live on campus during the summer term. Students who are on disciplinary probation I or II are typically not eligible for summer break housing.

The residence halls for the 2015-2016 academic year will open on August 15, 2015 at 7:00 am. 

Check back for updates on our opening and closing dates.