2014 FALL Semester

August 20-21:        NEW international students arrive on campus

August 22-30:        International student orientation, Pre-Orientation and new student orientation.

  • Mandatory international sessions are August 22-23 and August 27-30.

August 30:          Residence halls re-open for RETURNING students

September 1:          Fall classes begin

October 18-21        Fall Pause

  • Residence Halls remain OPEN; meal plan remains ACTIVE
November 20        Deadline for Winter Break housing requests

November 26-30    Thanksgiving Break
  • Residence Halls remain OPEN; meal plan is NOT ACTIVE - last meal is lunch on Nov. 25

December 15-20:     Final Exams

December 21:     Residence Halls CLOSE AT NOON FOR ALL STUDENTS for Winter Break

  • Students are expected to leave campus housing on this date or within 24 hours of their last exam, whichever comes sooner.
  • Students needing transportation to the train/bus station or airport in Harrisburg can pay to use the shuttle service provided by the Department of Public Safety.

December 21-January 5         Campus housing CLOSED

  • Make your plans early. No housing will be available on campus during this time. Assistance in finding alternate housing will be provided as needed during the fall semester.
January 5-19:          LIMITED CAMPUS HOUSING AVAILABLE
  • Students must request break housing by Nov. 20. No meal plan is available. Request forms will be issued from the Center for Global Study & Engagement. NOTE: Students granted housing will be placed in temporary accommodations and will not have access their normal residence hall assignment.

2015 SPRING Semester

January 14:         NEW international students arrive on campus

January 15-17:        New student orientation

January 17:          Residence halls re-open for RETURNING students
  • Students needing transportation to the train/bus station or airport in Harrisburg can pay to use the shuttle service provided by the Department of Public Safety.
January 19:         Spring classes begin

March 7-15:          Spring Break
  • Residence Halls remain OPEN; meal plan is NOT ACTIVE - last meal is lunch on Mar. 6

May 4-12:         Final Exams

May 13:     Residence Halls CLOSE AT NOON FOR ALL STUDENTS EXCEPT GRADUATING SENIORS

  • Students are expected to leave campus housing on this date or within 24 hours of their last exam, whichever comes sooner.

May 17:      Commencement

  • Graduating seniors must leave campus housing no later than 7:00PM.