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Residence Hall Opening and Closing
Students must arrive to move into the College residence halls at their designated arrival date as indicated on the College Calendar. Students arriving early without prior approval may face conduct charges or fines. Students are expected to leave campus at the end of the fall semester within 24 hours after their last exam. At the end of the spring semester, no students may reside on campus past the final date of exams unless they have an exam on the final day or are participating in or officially assisting with Commencement exercises.
Residence halls and the dining hall are closed during Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break vacations. The specific dining hall operational hours will be posted.
Students who wish to remain in the residence halls during break periods must request permission at least 72 hours prior to the closure of the residence halls. Students who are given permission to stay must have written approval from a Community Director or the Director of Residence Life. The College will make a reasonable effort to accommodate the request of international students and students who live over 500 miles away from the College.
Students will face appropriate sanctions and fines for failing to vacate the residence halls by the aforementioned scheduled times, entering the halls during break without appropriate approval, or returning before the building is officially opened. Students who engage in disruptive behaviors during reading days or the final exam period will be subject to student conduct action and possible removal from the residence halls. Alcoholic beverages and guests are now allowed in the residence halls when classes are not in session.