Break Information & Hours

Thanksgiving Break 2014

Last day of classes: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Halls Close: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm 
Break Housing Form – This form must be completed by Sunday, November 23 by 11:59 pm in order for you to receive approval to stay on campus during break.  Students who will receive approval are athletes, international students, student 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 for their housing during that time.
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 November 25th.
Be sure to complete the following checklist before you leave:
  • Close and lock windows
  • Empty trash cans
  • Secure your valuables (or take them with you)
  • Turn off lights
  • Close and lock your door

 Meals during Break

The dining halls have limited hours during break:
  • Winn Café will close at 11:00 pm on Monday, November 24th and Re-open on Sunday, November 30th at 7:00 pm
  • Thomas will close at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 25th and Re-open on Monday, December 2nd at 10:30 am
  • Box dinners are available in Thomas until 4:00 pm Tuesday, November 25th.  Notify the check-in person ahead of time.
  • Patton will close at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 25th and Re-open on Sunday, November 30th at 4:30 pm
  • For approved stays - The only food purchase option on campus is the Bait Shop and will be open from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 25th and Wednesday, November 26th and will be closed the remainder of the Holiday weekend.
The Chess Center will close Tuesday, November 24 at 4:00 pm
Students are permitted to return to their residential facility Sunday, November 30 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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