Opening & Closing Dates

Campus housing

Fall 2019

Aug. 16 -  (Friday) Opening Day -  Residential Facilities open at 7:00 am - We look forward to seeing you.
Sept. 2 - (Monday) Labor Day- No classes and university offices are closed
Sept. 4 - Sept. 20 - Open Room Change
Oct. 16 - Oct. 22 (Wednesday through Sunday) - Fall Break - Residence Halls remain open
Nov. 27 - Dec. 1 - (Wednesday through Sunday) - Thanksgiving Break - Residence Halls remain open. University offices close Nov. 28 and Nov. 29
Nov. 25 - Dec 6 - Last chance to make a room change before break
Dec. 9 - Dec. 13 (Monday through Friday) - Finals - Good Luck Everyone.
Dec. 13 - Residence Halls Close for Winter Break. Residents must be out of their rooms by 2:30 pm. If you are leaving your car please park it in the garage.

Spring 2019

Jan. 13 - (Sunday) - Residence halls open at 2:00 pm.
Jan. 21 - (Monday) - Martin Luther King Day - University closed.  Watch your email for service opportunities.
Feb. 4 - Feb 22- Spring Open Room Change
March 8 - March 17 (Friday through Sunday) - Residence halls close for Spring Break. Students must be out by 5:30 pm on March 8, 2018 and halls reopen on March 17th at 2:00 pm.
April 19 - (Friday) - Good Friday - No classes - Residence halls remain open
April 22 - (Monday)- Easter break - No classes - Residence hall remain open
May 8 - May 14 (Wednesday through Tuesday) - Final Exams
May 14 - (Tuesday) - Residence Halls close - residents must be out of the halls by 4:30 pm
May 18 - (Saturday) - Graduation - congrats grads.
May 19 - (Sunday) - Graduates living in THV, OCH, XL, or Rock Row must be out of their locations by 12:00 pm.

Academic Break Times

In the interest of security, staffing, and energy conservation residence hall facilities (except THV, OCH, and Rock Row) will close during winter 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 in Massman 4. 

Students who do not meet the academic purpose requirement must leave the residence halls on time. A student will 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. If there is a complication with 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 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 in Massman 4, by 4:30 pm 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 plan usage is limited during break periods. 

THV, OCH, and Rock Row communities do not close for academic breaks. For security purposes THV,OCH and Rock Row residents staying over breaks (Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and Spring Break) must register with 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 various times. 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 Session 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.