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.