End of the Semester Closing

All residence halls (Big Haus, Farside, Crossroads, Fort Awesome, Outback , Campus Center North and Doral Hotel) and apartment buildings (Alumni Village, The Commons and The Olde) close at the end of the semester on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:00pm.  More information regarding specific end of the semester closing directions will be sent to residents Purchase email by their Residence Coordinator. 

When you leave your room make sure you:

  1. Clean your room and suite/apartment common areas.
  2. Close and lock your windows and lower the blinds/shades.
  3. Unplug ALL electronics! (Except for institutional provided refrigerators and ovens - EMPTY FRIDGE OF PERISHABLE ITEMS).
  4. Residence Halls: Be sure to clean out, defrost and unplug the refrigerator (HINT: Start this 48 hours prior to your departure).
  5. Apartments: Please clean out your institutional provided refrigerators (leave plugged in) and kitchens of all perishable items.  Ensure that your oven/stove is OFF.
  6. Remove ALL trash and recycling from your room/apartment.  Trash removal/exterminator costs can be charged to students failing to complete this task.
  7. Turn off all lights (room and bathroom and common areas/hallways).
  8. Adjust room/apartment thermostat to 70° F.
  9. Take all the belongings you will need during the break.  You will not have access to your room after you check-out.  It is recommended that valuables be taken home with you.
  10. Lock your bedroom door/apartment door and remember your keys!  Please note, that the locks are changed temporarily over break, but you will need your keys to return on January 22, 2019.

Residents WILL NOT have access to their rooms until January 22, 2019 after 11:00am.  Pack everything you need! Please remember to check that you have:

  • ID’s (License/Passport/MORE CARD, etc.)
  • Credit Cards/Money
  • Keys (House Keys, Car Keys, Residence Hall/Apartment Keys, etc.)
  • Electronics (Chargers, Phone, Computer, etc.)
  • Textbooks
  • Other Valuables
  • Any holiday presents for friends or family

January 2019 Opening

New and returning residents can return to on campus housing on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.   Classes begin Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  Returning residents who will be returning to their same room can return at anytime beginning at 11:00am.  New transfer or freshmen residents for the spring semester should refer to their on-campus housing assignment offer letter notifying them where to go to check in.   As a reminder, Spring 2019 semester bills are due on January 9, 2019. 

Spring Break Closing

All residence halls (Big Haus, Farside, Crossroads, Fort Awesome, Outback and Campus Center North) close for Spring Break on Friday, March 29, 2019 by 7:00pm.  The buildings reopen on Sunday, April 7, 2019 after 2:00 pm.  More information regarding specific Spring Break closing directions will be posted in late February.  

August 2019 Opening

Freshman residents will move-in on Thursday, August 22, 2019. 

Residents who live in Big Haus, Crossroads, and Farside will check in by floor during designated time blocks:

Third Floors:  9:00am - 10:30am

Second Floors:  10:30am - 12:00pm

First Floors:  1:00pm - 2:30pm

Basement Levels: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Residents who live in Fort Awesome, Outback, Campus Center North, The Olde, Alumni Village and The Commons will check in from 9:00am to 1:00pm. 

Detailed move-in day directions, unloading parking permit and panther pass bar-code will begin being emailed to students around August 14, 2019.  Please check your Purchase email for these important documents and announcements. 

Please note that there will be a Welcome Back BBQ at the Dining Hall on Thursday, August 22 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.  Freshmen residents and their guests are welcomed to attend the BBQ before or after they check-in to their housing assignment.  

Please review our Planning Your Check-In Site for more useful tips on move in day. 

Returning/Transfer residential students will move-in on Saturday, August 24, 2019. 

Staff will be available to check in residents in all areas of campus from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  Returning residents can also check in on Sunday, August 25 from 9:00am to 5:00m. 

Graduate residential students will move-in on Monday, August 19, 2019. 

Staff will be available to check in residents in all areas of campus from 9:00am to 5:00pm.