Residential Life

Housing Guide for New Students and Parents

The 2014-2015 College Calendar

Planning the Year Ahead!

New student orientation begins Saturday, August 23rd.  Don’t worry; Saturday is usually a travel and unpack day, so you won’t miss any important orientation functions if you arrive during the day.  The first required event for all new students will be later in the afternoon. Events for parents that day include a reception and luncheon.  If your parents need to stay overnight, there are many local motels in the area. The academic calendar below will be helpful for you to plan future travel at the beginning and end of both semesters.  

**Please take note that first-year students need to leave campus 24 hours after their last exam each semester.**

The following is an incomplete list of important dates in the 2014-2015 academic year to help you make travel plans:

August 16: Pre-Orientation Programs
August 23-27: New Student Orientation
August 26: Residence Halls open for upperclass students, 9 a.m.
August 28: Fall semester classes begin, 8 a.m.
October 10-12: Fallcoming & Family Weekend
October 15: Fall Recess begins, 4 p.m.
October 20: Classes resume, 8 a.m.
November 21: Thanksgiving recess begins, 4 p.m.
December 1: Classes resume, 8 a.m.
December 20: Residence halls close, noon
January 16-19: New Student Orientation for January admits and transfers
January 18: Residence halls open for returning students, 9 a.m.
January 20: Spring semester classes begin, 8 a.m.
March 13: Spring recess begins, 4 p.m.
March 30: Classes resume, 8 a.m.
May 24: Commencement
May 25: Residence halls close for seniors, noon


View Academic Calendar Online 
View 2014-15 Calendar as a PDF

Add Hamilton's Academic Calendar to your Google Calendar

Table of Contents