Thanksgiving Break Closing

All residence halls (Big Haus, Farside, Crossroads, Fort Awesome, Outback and Campus Center North) close for the Thanksgiving Break on Wednesday, November 21 at 9:00am.  The buildings reopen on Sunday, November 25 after 2:00 pm.  More information regarding specific Thanksgiving closing directions will be posted in late October. 

Apartment and Doral Arrowwood residents do not need to vacate your rooms/apartments; however you are required to register on the google form that will be emailed to you by your Residence Coordinator.   

When you leave your room make sure you:

  1. Clean your room and suite common areas.
  2. Close and lock your windows and lower the blinds.
  3. Unplug ALL electronics! (Except refrigerators and ovens).
  4. Remove ALL trash and recycling from your room/apartment.
  5. Turn off all lights (room and bathroom and common areas/hallways).
  6. 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.
  7. Lock your bedroom door/suite door and remember your keys!

Residents WILL NOT have access to their rooms until November 25, 2018 after 2:00pm.  Pack everything you need! Please remember to check that you have:

  • MEDICATIONS
  • 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

End of the Semester Closing

All residence halls (Big Haus, Farside, Crossroads, Fort Awesome, Outback and Campus Center North) 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 posted in November. 

January 2019 Opening

New and returning residents can return to on campus housing on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.   Classes begin Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  More information about January opening will be posted in December. 

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 by 7:00pm.  The building reopen on Sunday, April 7 after 2:00 pm.  More information regarding specific Spring Break closing directions will be posted in late February.  

August 2018 Opening

Freshman residents will move-in on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. 

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, 2018.  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 Wednesday, 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 25, 2018. 

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 26 from 9:00am to 5:00m. 

Graduate residential students will move-in on Monday, August 20, 2018. 

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