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Key Dates, 2019–20

Fall

EventDateDay
Preview Session 5Aug. 30-31Friday-Saturday
Residence halls open for new studentsAug. 31Saturday
LiftoffAug. 31-Sept. 3Saturday-Tuesday
Residence halls open for returning studentsSept. 1Sunday
Final RegistrationSept. 3Tuesday
Classes BeginSept. 4Wednesday
Hawktober WeekendOct. 18–20Friday-Sunday
Fall Commencement ceremoniesDec. 8Sunday
Classes EndDec. 14Saturday
Exams EndDec. 21Saturday

Winter

Deadline/EventMonthDay
WintertermJan. 2–17Thursday-Saturday

Spring

Deadline/EventMonthDay
Final RegistrationJan. 20Monday
Classes BeginJan. 21Tuesday
Spring BreakMarch 14–22Saturday–Sunday
Spring FlingApril 16–18Thursday–Saturday
Classes EndMay 4Monday
Exams EndMay 12Wednesday
Graduate CommencementMay 16Saturday
Undergraduate CommencementMay 17Sunday

Orientation

Deadline/EventMonthDay
Preview Session 1May 29–30Friday–Saturday
Preview Session 2May 31–June 1Sunday–Monday
Preview Session 3June 5–6Friday–Saturday
Preview Session 4June 7–8Sunday–Monday