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Important Dates for Campus Residents

Spring 2015
Residence Halls Open Early Friday, January 16, 2015, at noon

Check-in for new/newly assigned residents will be from noon until 5:00 p.m.

New students, especially those who have needs for Hokie Passport and other university services, will be encouraged to use this day to move in, as those offices will be open.

Dining Services will be available starting Saturday, January 17, with the lunch meal.

Dining Services Hours

Corps of Cadets students and resident advisors should follow directives from command staff and residence life supervisors about their specific schedules.

Students returning from the fall semester can arrive any time or day after Friday at noon; however, returning students are encouraged to wait until Saturday/Sunday to return.
Residence Halls Open

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Check-in for newly assigned residents will continue at area offices. Most university offices are closed on this day.

No check-in scheduled for Sunday, January 18.

Students returning from the fall semester can arrive any time or day after Friday at noon; however, returning students are encouraged to wait until Saturday/Sunday to return.

Martin Luther King Holiday Monday, January 19, 2015

No classes and most university offices closed.

Housing and Residence Life office will be open.
Spring Classes Begin Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Housing Application Process for 2015-2016
(Returning students only)
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. – Friday, January 23, at 5:00 p.m.
Returning Student Housing Offers for 2015-2016 Distributed On or about January 30 for returning students
2015-2016 Returning Housing/Dining Contracts Due Thursday, February 12, at 5:00 p.m.
Spring Break Residence halls close: Saturday, March 7,  at 10 a.m.

Residence halls re-open: Sunday, March 15, at 8 a.m.

Exceptions apply for residents of 10-month residence halls: complete the 10-month building break registration form between 8 a.m., February 16, to 2 p.m., March 5.
Tentative Housing Assignments for 2015–2016 Posted for Returning Students Early May
Spring 2015 Classes End Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Spring 2015 Reading Day Thursday, May 7, 2015
Spring 2015 Exams Friday, May 8 – Wednesday, May 13, 2015
End of Spring Semester 2015 for students not involved with Spring Commencement Thursday, May 14, 2014, at 12 noon

Students must check out of their rooms within 24 hours after their last exam, but no later than noon, Thursday, May 14, if they are not directly involved with the commencement ceremony.

If you are graduating or are directly involved with the Commencement activities or have an extenuating circumstance, complete the checkout form to request late checkout between 8 a.m. on April 1 and 2 p.m. on May 8.
Spring Graduate Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 15
College Commencement Ceremonies Saturday, May 16
Residence Halls Close

Sunday, May 17, at noon

All students except graduate/professional students living in the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown holding a 12-month contract must be checked out by this date.  Students returning to on-campus housing for summer school should follow summer housing information for transition planning.

Summer Sessions 2015

Summer I 2015 Residence Hall Calendar

Check-in days Sunday, May 24, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

144 New Hall West
Dining Plans Begin Sunday, May 24, 2015, first dining plan meal served 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at D2
Classes in session Monday, May 25, 2015: No classes and university offices closed in observance of Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 – Thursday, July 2, 2015
 
Exams Friday, July 3, 2015 and Monday, July 6, 2015
Residence halls close for students not continuing to Summer II Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Summer II 2015 Residence Hall Calendar

Dining Plans Begin Second Summer dining plans start on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at the dinner meal
Check-in days

Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Monday - Wednesday, July 6 - 8, 2015 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

144 New Hall West

Classes in session Tuesday, July 7, 2015 – Thursday, August 13, 2015
Exams Friday, August 14, 2015 and Saturday, August 15, 2015
Residence halls close for all residents Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Fall 2015
Corps of Cadets Check-in – Regimental and Battalion Commanders Thursday, August 6, 2015

Arrive and check in according to directions from the commandant's office.
Corps of Cadets Check-in – All remaining Commanders Friday, August 7, 2015

Arrive and check in according to directions from the commandant's office.
Corps of Cadets Check-in – CADRE group Saturday-Sunday, August 8-9, 2015

Arrive and check in according to directions from the commandant's office.
Corps of Cadets Check-in – Support Cadets Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Arrive and check in according to directions from the commandant's office.
Corps of Cadets Check-in – Regimental Band Friday-Saturday, August 14-15, 2015

Arrive and check in according to directions from the commandant's office.
Corps of Cadets Check-in – New first-year students Saturday, August 15, 2015
8 a.m. – noon.

Arrive and check in according to directions from the commandant's office.
Graduate and Professional Student Check-in Sunday, August 16, 2015
noon – 5:00 p.m.

For graduate and professional students only in Donaldson Brown Graduate Life Center and the 3rd floor of Main Campbell Halls.
Fall 2015 Undergraduate Check-in

Includes all undergraduate housing areas and Oak Lane/Special Purpose Housing.

Does not include Corps of Cadets.
Wednesday, August 19, through Saturday, August 22, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday/Thursday are considered 'early'. No special permission is needed to arrive on these days.

Hokie Helpers will be available Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on Saturday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. to help unload vehicles.

See your assignment e-letter in Hokie SPA in late July for details and parking information
Corps of Cadets Check-in – Returning Students Saturday, August 22, 2015
noon 5:00 p.m.

Arrive and check in according to directions from the commandant's office.
Opening Special Events

Hokie Hi Welcome Week Activities
Dates and times TBD

Dining Centers Open & Dining Plans Active Thursday, August 20, 2015 for the dinner meal
Residence Hall Floor Meetings Refer to schedule posted by residence hall staff members in your building or check with your resident advisor directly.

All students should attend at least one of their floor meetings.
Fall 2015 Classes begin Monday, August 24, 2015
Fall Break Friday, October 16, 2015
No classes-housing and dining operations will remain open.
2016-2017 Housing Application Process information distributed November 2015
Thanksgiving Break Residence halls close: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. due to the Saturday football game.

Halls re-open: Sunday, November 29, 2015, at 8 a.m.
Note: The football game against the University of Virginia is scheduled away at Charlottesville

Dining centers opening TBD.

Exceptions apply for residents of 10-month residence halls: complete the 10-month building break registration form between 8 a.m., October 28, to 2 p.m., November 19, 2015.
Fall 2015 Classes End Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Fall 2015 Reading Day Thursday, December 10, 2015
Fall 2015 Exams Friday, December 11, 2015 – Thursday, December 17, 2015
End of Fall Semester 2015 for students not involved with Fall Commencement Friday, December 18, 2015

Students must check out of their rooms within 24 hours after their last exam, but no later than noon, Friday, December 18, if they are not directly involved with the commencement ceremony.

If you are graduating or are directly involved with the Commencement activities or have an extenuating circumstance, complete the checkout form to request late checkout between 8 a.m., November 1 and 2 p.m., December 11.  If you are a resident of a 10-month building, please use the break registration form below.
Fall Commencement Friday, December 18, 2015
End Fall 2015 Semester; Residence Halls Close

Saturday, December 19, 2015, at noon

Exceptions apply for residents of 10-month residence halls: complete the 10-month building break registration form between 8 a.m., December 1, and 2 p.m., December 17, 2015.

Spring 2016
Residence Halls Open Early Friday, January 15, 2016, at noon

Check-in for new/newly assigned residents will be from noon until 5:00 p.m.

New students, especially those who have needs for Hokie Passport and other university services, will be encouraged to use this day to move in, as those offices will be open.

Dining Services will be available starting Saturday, January 16, with the lunch meal.

Dining Services Hours

Corps of Cadets students and resident advisors should follow directives from command staff and residence life supervisors about their specific schedules.

Students returning from the fall semester can arrive any time or day after Friday at noon; however, returning students are encouraged to wait until Saturday/Sunday to return.
Residence Halls Open

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Check-in for newly assigned residents will continue at area offices. Most university offices are closed on this day.

No check-in scheduled for Sunday, January 17.

Students returning from the fall semester can arrive any time or day after Friday at noon; however, returning students are encouraged to wait until Saturday/Sunday to return.

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Monday, January 18, 2016

No classes and most university offices closed.

Housing and Residence Life office will be open.
Spring Classes Begin Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Housing Application Process for 2016-2017
(Returning students only)
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. – Friday, January 22, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.
Returning Student Housing Offers for 2016-2017 Distributed On or about February 1 for returning students
2016-2017 Returning Housing/Dining Contracts Due Friday, February 12, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.
Spring Break Residence halls close: Saturday, March 5, 2016, at 10 a.m.

Residence halls re-open: Sunday, March 13, 2016, at 8 a.m.

Exceptions apply for residents of 10-month residence halls: complete the 10-month building break registration form between 8 a.m., February 15, to 2 p.m., March 3, 2016.
Tentative Housing Assignments for 2016–2017 Posted for Returning Students Early May
Spring 2016 Classes End Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Spring 2016 Reading Day Thursday, May 5, 2015
Spring 2016 Exams Friday, May 6 – Wednesday, May 11, 2016
End of Spring Semester 2016 for students not involved with Spring Commencement Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 12 noon

Students must check out of their rooms within 24 hours after their last exam, but no later than noon, Thursday, May 12, if they are not directly involved with the commencement ceremony.

If you are graduating or are directly involved with the Commencement activities or have an extenuating circumstance, complete the checkout form to request late checkout between 8 a.m. on April 1 and 2 p.m. on May 6, 2016.
Spring University and Graduate Commencement Ceremonies Friday, May 13, 2016
College Commencement Ceremonies Saturday, May 14, 2016
Residence Halls Close

Sunday, May 15, 2016, at noon

All students except graduate/professional students living in the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown holding a 12-month contract must be checked out by this date.  Students returning to on-campus housing for summer school should follow summer housing information for transition planning.

This calendar may be amended as necessary to meet University requirements. University Academic Calendars take precedence in academic matters. Academic dates listed above are for convenience only.