2016-17 Dates for International Students

FALL 2016 Semester

  • August 21: NEW international students arrive on campus
  • August 21-23: Pre-Orientation
  • August 24: International Student Orientation
  • August 24-28: New Student Orientation
  • August 27: Residence halls re-open for RETURNING students
  • August 29: Fall classes begin
  • October 15-18: Fall Pause
    - Residence Halls remain OPEN; meal plan remains ACTIVE
  • November 18: Deadline for Winter Break housing requests
  • November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break
    - Residence Halls remain OPEN; meal plan is NOT ACTIVE – last meal is lunch on Nov. 23.
  • December 12-17:  Final Exams
  • December 18: 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 18: Campus housing CLOSED
  • January 2: **Please 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 3-21: LIMITED CAMPUS HOUSING AVAILABLE

Students must request break housing by Nov. 18. 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.

SPRING 2017 Semester

  • January 19: NEW international students arrive on campus
  • January 20: New International Student Orientation
  • January 21: New Student Orientation
  • January 21: 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 23: Spring classes begin
  • March 11-19: Spring Break
    - Residence Halls remain OPEN; meal plan is NOT ACTIVE – last meal is lunch on Mar. 11
  • May 8-16: Final Exams
  • May 17: 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 21: Commencement; graduating seniors must leave campus housing no later than 7:00PM.