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.

Residence Halls Open Early

 Friday, January 12, 2018,  Noon - 5 p.m.

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.

Residents 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.

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

Dining Services will be available starting Friday, January 12, 2018, at 8 a.m. with dining plans active. (Dining Services Locations and Hours)

Residence Halls Open
Saturday, January 13, 2018  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.  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.
No check-in scheduled for Sunday, January 14, 2018.
Dining Services will be available starting Friday, January 12, 2018, with the lunch meal. (Dining Services Hours)

Winter Session Exams Saturday, January 13, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Monday, January 16, 2017

No classes and university offices (including Housing and Residence Life) are closed.
Dining Services will be operational.

Spring Classes Begin 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Housing Application Process for 2018-2019 

2019 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. through Friday, January 19, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
Housing lottery sign-up for returning students only on the StarRez Portal

Returning Student Housing Offers for 2018-2019 Distributed On or about February 1 for returning students

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 5 p.m.

2018-2019 Returning Housing/Dining Contracts Due

Commencement Housing Building Late Stay Request 
Residents of Commencement Housing Buildings (Lee, New Hall West, New Residence Hall East, Peddrew-Yates, Pritchard)  must register any request to stay past Noon, May 10, 2018, as their building will be used for Commencement Housing activities.   Students who are graduating, participating in commencement activities, or otherwise have a extenuating circumstance should register their request by 5 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2018, using the Late Check Out Requestform on the StarRez Portal.

Spring Break Update:  As indicated with the storms, we have extended access into the residence halls throughout the spring break week.  A number of you have asked about returning early due to anticipated winter weather.  

Spring 2018 Classes End 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Spring 2018 Reading Day
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Spring 2018 Exams
Friday, May 4, through  Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Spring 2018 Dining Plans End
Dinner Meal, 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2018

End of Spring Semester 2018 for students not involved with Spring Commencement

Thursday, May 10, 2018,  Noon

Students must check out of their rooms within 24 hours after their last exam, but no later than noon, Thursday, May 10, 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 Late Check Out Request form in the StarRez Portal (form active from April 1  until  2 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018)


Residents of Commencement Housing Buildings (Lee, New Hall West, New Residence Hall East, Peddrew-Yates, Pritchard)  must register any request to stay past Noon, May 10, 2018, as their building will be used for Commencement Housing activities.   Students who are graduating, participating in commencement activities, or otherwise have a extenuating circumstance should register their request by 5 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2018, using the Late Check Out Requestform on the StarRez Portal

Graduate Commencement Ceremony and Senior Day 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
University Commencement and College and Departmental Ceremonies 
Friday, May 11, 2018
College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies 
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Residence Halls Close

Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 10 a.m.

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 I 2018 Residence Hall Calendar
Check-in days

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Main Housing Office located in New Hall West, Suite 144

You may also check in during weekdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the main housing office.

Dining Plans Begin Sunday, May 20, 2018, first dining plan meal served for evening/dinner meal at D2
Summer I Classes in session

Monday, May 21, 2018 – Thursday, June 28, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018: No classes and university offices, including the Housing and Residence Life offices, are closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Dining Services remain in operation.

Summer I Exams Friday, June 29, 2018, and Saturday, June 30, 2018
Residence halls close for Summer I residents not continuing to Summer II Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Summer II 2018 Residence Hall Calendar
Dining Plans Begin
Second Summer dining plans start on Sunday, July 2, 2018, at the evening/dinner meal
Check-in days

Sunday, July 1, 2018, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Location:  New Hall West Housing Office

Monday-Tuesday, July 2 - 3, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: No classes. University offices closed in observance of Independence Day. No check-in scheduled for July 4th.

Thursday-Friday, July 5-6, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Classes in session Monday, July 2, 2018 through Thursday, August 9, 2018
Exams Friday - Saturday, August 10-11, 2018
Residence halls close for all residents Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

Corps of Cadets Check-in:

All Cadet Commanders

Friday, August 3, 2018

Arrive and check in according to the directions from the Commandant's Office

Corps of Cadets Check-in:

CADRE group

Saturday - Sunday, August 4-5, 2018

Arrive and check in according to the directions from the Commandant's Office

Corps of Cadets Check-in:

Support Cadets and Regimental Band

Sunday,  August 5, through Thursday, August 9, 2018 

Arrive and check in according to the directions from the Commandant's Office

Corps of Cadets Check-in:

New First-Year Students

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Arrive and check in according to the directions from the Commandant's Office

Graduate and Professional Student Check-in

Sunday, August 12, 2018   Noon - 5 p.m.

For graduate and professional students only residing Donaldson Brown Graduate Life Center or use later check-in times during upcoming week

Fall 2018 Undergraduate Check-in

Wednesday - Saturday, August 15-18, 2018   8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

 

Hokie Helpers are scheduled Wednesday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Saturday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. to assist with unloading cars to the extent possible.

 

See your assignment e-mail / instructions on the StarRez Portal for details and parking information about your arrival. 

Corps of Cadets Check-in:

Returning Cadets

Saturday, August 18, 2018   Noon - 5 p.m.

Arrive and check in according to the directions from the Commandant's Office

Opening Special Events

Dates and Times TBA

Hokie Hi Welcome Week Activities

Dining Centers Open and Dining Plans Active

Wednesday, August 15, 2018. 7 a.m.

First meal on dining plan: breakfast meal

Residence Hall Floor Meetings Refer to schedule posted by residence hall staff members within your building or check directly with your resident advisor.   All students should attend at least one floor meeting at the start of the semester.
Fall 2018 Classes Begin Monday, August 20, 2018
Labor Day

Monday, September 3, 2018

University Closed, no classes; however, residence halls and dining centers will remain open. Housing and Residence Life offices are closed.

Fall 2018 Break

Friday, October 19, through Sunday, October 20, 2018.

No classes; however, residence halls and dining centers will remain open

2019 - 2020 Housing Application Process

Mid-November 2018

 

Information about next academic year's housing options will be distributed.

Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 17, 2018,  10 a.m.  through Sunday, November 25 2018, 8 a.m.

Residence Halls in Low-Occupancy Period

Students staying during the break in their residence hall must register using the StarRez Portal (under Registrations > Thanksgiving Break) if they will be staying for any part of the break period.

Students noted in residence without an active  break registration may face financial and student conduct penalties.

Dining plans are not operational during the Thanksgiving Break  Please see the Dining Hours page for details.

Fall 2018 Classes End Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Fall 2018 Reading Day Thursday, December 6, 2018
Fall 2018 Exams Friday, December 7, through Wednesday, December 13, 2018
Fall 2018 Commencement (University and Graduate School Ceremonies) Friday, December 14, 2018

Fall 2018 Residence Halls Close for Semester

Winter Break Registration Required

Saturday, December 15, 2018,  10 a.m.

Residence halls close for all students not returning to on-campus housing for the spring 2019 semester.

For residents returning for the spring 2019 semester who may need to stay during part or all of the winter break, you may register for winter break housing using the StarRez Portal (Registrations > Winter Break) if you wish to stay for part or all of the winter break period.

Students noted in residence without an active  break registration may face financial and student conduct penalties.

Residential Classes (Blacksburg)

Wednesday, January 2, through Saturday, January 19, 2019

Returning students registered for Winter Session Residential (Blacksburg Campus) Classes should register for Winter Break Housing (for part or all of the winter break/winter session period.

Registration for Winter Break will be available  in the StarRez Portal with the winter form active from December 1. You must register before occupying the residence halls during any break.

Dining Services are not available during the winter break/winter session.

Students noted in residence without an active  break registration may face financial and student conduct penalties.

Winter Session Classes End Friday, January 18, 2019
Winter Session Exams Saturday, January 19, 2019
Residence Halls Open Early

 Friday, January 18, 2019,  Noon - 5 p.m.

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.

Residents 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.

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

Dining Services will be available starting Friday, January 18, 2019, at 8 a.m. with dining plans active. (Dining Locations/Hours)

Residence Halls Open

Saturday, January 19, 2019  Noon to 5:00 p.m.

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

No check-in scheduled for Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Dining Services will be available starting Friday, January 18, 2019, with the lunch meal. (Dining Locations/Hours)

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Monday, January 21, 2019

No classes and university offices (including Housing and Residence Life) are closed.
Dining Services will be operating.

Spring Classes Begin 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Housing Application Process for 2019-2020 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. through Friday, January 25, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.
Housing lottery sign-up for returning students only on the StarRez Portal

On or About February 1, 2019
Returning, Undergraduate Student Housing Offers for 2019-2020 Distributed for returning students

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 5 p.m.
2019-2020 Returning Housing/Dining Contracts Due from Returning, Undergraduate Students

Commencement Housing Building Late Stay Request 

Residents of Commencement Housing Buildings (locations TBA) 

Students must register any request to stay past Noon, Thursday, May 16, 2019, as their building will be used for Commencement Housing activities.   Students who are graduating, participating in commencement activities, or otherwise have a extenuating circumstance should register their request by 5 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019, using the request form on the StarRez Portal.

Spring Break

10 a.m., Saturday, March 9, through 8 a.m., Sunday, March 17, 2019

Residence halls begin low-occupancy operations for Spring Break. Student staying during part of or the entire break in residence must sign up on the StarRez Portal prior to occupying the space during the break.

Students noted in residence without an active  break registration may face financial and student conduct penalties.

Spring Classes End 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Spring Reading Day
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Spring Exams
Friday, May 10, through  Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Spring Dining Plans End
Dinner Meal, 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2019
End of Spring Semester 2019 for students not involved with Spring Commencement

Thursday, May 16, 2019,  Noon

Students must check out of their rooms within 24 hours after their last exam, but no later than noon, Thursday, May 16, 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 Late Check Out Request form in the StarRez Portal (form active from April 1  until  2 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2019)

Residents of Commencement Housing Buildings (locations TBA)  must register any request to stay past Noon, Thursday, May 16, 2019, as their building will be used for Commencement Housing activities.   Students who are graduating, participating in commencement activities, or otherwise have a extenuating circumstance should register their request by 5 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019, using the form on the StarRez Portal

Graduate Commencement Ceremony and Senior Day 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
University Commencement and College and Departmental Ceremonies 
Friday, May 17, 2019
College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies 
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Residence Halls Close

Sunday, May 18, 2019, at 10 a.m.

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.

First Summer Session 2019

Dining Plans Begin

Sunday, May 26, 2019

First dining plan meal served for evening/dinner meal at D2

Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2019

University offices closed, classes not in session. Housing and Residence Life offices are closed.  Dining centers are operating.
Summer I Classes in session
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 – Friday, July 5, 2019
Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2019

No classes and university offices, including the Housing and Residence Life offices, are closed. Dining Services remain in operation.

Summer I Exams Saturday, July 6, 2019 and Monday, July 8, 2019
Residence halls close for Summer I residents not continuing to Summer II Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.



Second Summer Session 2019

Second Summer Dining Plans 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Second Summer dining plans start at the evening/dinner meal

Check-in days

Monday, July 8, 2019 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9-10, 2019, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:  New Hall West, Suite 144 Housing and Residence Life Office

Classes in session Tuesday, July 9, 2019 through Thursday, August 15, 2019
Summer II Exams Friday - Saturday, August 16-17, 2019
Residence halls close for all residents Sunday, August 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m.