2015 FALL Semester

August 23-24:        NEW international students arrive on campus

August 24-30:        International student orientation, Pre-Orientation and new student orientation

August 29:        Residence halls re-open for RETURNING students

August 31:          Fall classes begin

October 17-20:        Fall Pause

  • Residence Halls remain OPEN; meal plan remains ACTIVE
November 23:       Deadline for Winter Break housing requests

November 25-29:    Thanksgiving Break
  • Residence Halls remain OPEN; meal plan is NOT ACTIVE - last meal is lunch on Nov. 24

December 14-19:     Final Exams

December 20:     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 20-January 4:         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 4-23:          LIMITED CAMPUS HOUSING AVAILABLE
  • Students must request break housing by Nov. 23. 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.

2016 SPRING Semester

January 20:         NEW international students arrive on campus

January 21-23:        New student orientation

January 23:          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 25:         Spring classes begin

March 12-20:          Spring Break
  • Residence Halls remain OPEN; meal plan is NOT ACTIVE - last meal is lunch on Mar. 6

May 9-17:         Final Exams

May 18:     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 22:      Commencement

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