Important dates at a glance
As parents and family members, knowing a few important dates is always helpful for assisting your student or planning your next trip to campus. If you are looking for a little more detail, please visit the following calendars:
- University Events: The University Events Calendar includes athletic schedules, cultural events, lectures and just about everything else.
- Academics: The Registrar’s Calendar lists important academic dates and deadlines for current terms.
- Housing: The Housing and Residence Life Calendar is the place to find dates and deadlines related to campus housing.
- Future Terms: Important dates related to future terms, several years out, can be found at the Registrar’s Calendar.
- Commencement: Information and schedules are located on the Commencement website.
August 23-24 – Residence Halls Open
August 23 – Welcome Week begins
August 27 – First day of fall classes
September 3 – Labor Day
October 5-7 – Family Weekend
October 27 – Homecoming
November 12 – Veteran’s Day Observed
November 22-23 – Thanksgiving Break
December 14 – Residence Halls close*
December 14 – Winter Commencement
Jan. 12 – Residence Halls open 9
Jan. 14 – First day of spring classes
Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
March 18-22 – Spring Break
May 10 – Residence Halls close
May 10, 11 – Commencement
* Most residence halls close during Winter Break and reopen on January 12. Continuing residents may leave their belongings in their rooms over break.