Important Dates

Please find important dates related to residential living below. If you have any questions about any of the dates, please contact us at [email protected] or call 563-387-1330.


Saturday, August 31st
First-Year Students Arrive from 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Sunday, September 1st – Tuesday, September 3rd
Returning Students Arrive from 9:00a.m.-10:00p.m.

Wednesday, September 4th
Fall semester classes begin

Friday, September 20th – Sunday, September 22th
Family Weekend

Saturday, October 19th –  Wednesday, October 23rd
Fall Break – Residence Halls open

Wednesday, November 27th – Sunday, December 1
Thanksgiving Break – Residence Halls open

Thursday, December 19th
Winter Break begins – Residence Halls Close at 7:00pm (attend floor meetings in December for more Winter Break information)



Saturday, January 4th
Residence Halls open at 12:00pm (noon)

Monday, January 6th
January Term classes begin

Wednesday, January 29th
January term classes end; J-Term Break begins – Residence Halls open

Wednesday, February 5th
Spring Semester begins

Friday, March 20th
Spring Break begins – Halls Close at 7:00pm

Saturday, March 28th
Residence Halls open at 12:00pm after Spring Break

Friday, April 10th – Monday, April 13th
Easter Break – Residence Halls open

Monday, May 18th – Thursday May 21st
Check out of your room 24 hours after your last final exam

Thursday, May 21st
Residence Halls close at 7:00p.m. for students not approved to stay late (attend floor meetings in May to get more information)

Sunday, May 24th
Residence Halls close at 6:00p.m. for all students participating in Commencement Weekend Activities

Tuesday, May 26th
Students staying in Summer Housing move to their summer rooms from 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.