Opening & Closing Dates

Fall 2015

Aug. 15 (Saturday) - All campus housing open for move-in at 7 a.m. Welcome to Campus!
Aug. 19 (Wednesday) - First full day of fall classes
Sept. 7 (Monday) - Labor Day - No classes/University offices closed
Sept. 12 - October 2 - Fall open room change period - Look for emails on room changes or check in with your RA for details
Oct. 21-25 (Wednesday-Sunday) - Fall Break - Residence Halls Remain Open
Nov. 25-29 (Wednesday-Sunday) - Thanksgiving break - residence halls remain open. University Offices closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 27.
Dec. 7-15 - Room change. If you want to change rooms prior to break, this is the time period. All room changes must be completed by 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 15.
Dec. 8 (Tuesday)
- Study Day
Final Exams - December 9-15
Dec. 15 - All residence halls close at 5:30 p.m. for Winter Break. You do not need to remove your belongings.

Look for information in your email about being a student leader. This includes Resident Assistants. Come be a part of our team!

University offices will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 through Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.  Have a great and safe Winter Break!

Spring 2016

Jan. 10 (Sunday) - Residence halls open at 2 p.m.
Jan. 12 (Tuesday) - Classes begin -- TUESDAY IS MONDAY! All Monday classes will meet Tuesday, Jan 12.  No Tuesday classes will meet on Jan. 12.  Regular class schedules will resume on Wednesday, Jan 13.  Contact the Registrar's office with questions 816-501-4057.
Jan. 18 (Monday) - Martin Luther King Day - No classes/University offices closed.

-Watch your Emails for OCH/THV housing opportunities for the 2016-17 school year.

Feb. 2-Feb. 20 -
Open Room Change
Mar. 11-20 (Friday-Sunday)
- Spring Break - Halls will close on Friday, March 11, at 5:30 p.m. and open on Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m.
Mar. 25-28 (Friday through Monday) - Easter break - Halls will remain open.
May 5 - May 11 - Final exams
May 11 (Wednesday) - All facilities close for the summer at 5:30 p.m.
May 14 (Saturday) -
May 15 (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) will close during Christmas and Spring breaks. Information regarding these closings will be sent to all residents prior to the beginning of each break period. Students must exit and return to the residence halls as outlined in the calendar above. The only exception to staying in a residence hall is for academic/university related purposes. Academic purpose is defined as students who are doing internships, service trips, athletics or an activity for an academic program. The department requiring a resident to stay must provide a list of those students needing to be on campus. This will be verified by the Residence Life office. Students who meet these requirements must register with the Residence Life Office, Massman 4. 

Students who do not meet the academic purpose requirement must leave the residence halls on time.  A student can receive a fine and/or a daily rate charge if they choose not to leave. Students flying home for breaks must plan their flights in accordance to the residence hall closings. Students who have a flight delay or a change in their flight must check in with the Residence Life Office with flight issues. If there is a complication in a flight and you have been approved to remain or arrive early in the hall until the flight a daily rate charge will be assessed to your student account. The daily rate charge varies per building and room payments do not cover the daily rate charge. We will not extend your stay in a residence hall to meet your vacation plans or employment. 

Residence Halls remain open for fall break, Thanksgiving break and Easter break. For security purposes students remaining on campus during these breaks must register with the Residence Life Office, Massman 4, by 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the break. Generally there is limited dining service during all breaks. Residents will be notified of dining times and available locations.  Meal plans (blocks, hawk dollars and flex dollars) may not be used during break periods. Cash, debit or credit cards will be the only transactions used 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 at 7 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2015.

Check back for updates on our opening and closing dates.