Breaks, Openings, and Closings

Semester Break Notice
  • Break period is from 6 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013 through 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013
  • Day and night classes resume Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Students must leave campus for the entire break period and cannot enter a residential facility without permission during the break. The only exception is for the following reasons: athletics, academic internships, student teaching, on campus or off campus employment, or students having to travel great distances to their homes.
  • If planning to stay on campus during the break period, students are required to complete a Semester Break Housing Request Form. Completed forms are due by Wednesday, Feb. 27 to the  Residential Life Office in Mund College Center, (Lower Level).
  • ALL College policies remain in effect during break period.

Special Note
  • Whether changing rooms, graduating, or withdrawing from the College, students MUST make appropriate arrangements with their RA in order to officially check out of their rooms. Failure to do so MAY result in an improper check-out charge.
  • Students intending to withdraw from the College MUST complete a withdrawal form and make an appointment with Dean Mikus (717-867-6233)

Essential Information/Forms for Semester Break


Please note opening and closing dates of each break in order to plan transportation needs in advance.


Housing during holiday and semester breaks

Residence halls open for new students at 8 a.m.
   First meal - Lunch on 8/25/12

Sat. Aug. 25
Residence halls open for returning students at noon
   First meal - Dinner on 8/26/12

Sun. Aug. 26

Fall Break - Residential facilities will remain OPEN. 
   Classes end at 5 p.m. on 10/5/12 and resume at 8 a.m. on 10/10/12

   (Altered meal schedule)

Fri. Oct.5 - Tue. Oct. 9

Thanksgiving Break - Residence halls close at 5 p.m.
   Last meal - Lunch on 11/21/12

Wed. Nov. 21 - Sun. Nov. 25
   Residence Halls open at noon
   First meal - Dinner on 11/25/12
Sun. Nov. 25

 

Semester Break -

Residents must vacate the residence halls on the day of their last exam. If last exam is an evening exam, resident students must leave by noon on the next day.
  Last meal - Lunch on 12/15/12

Sun. Dec. 15 - Sun. Jan. 13
   Residence halls close at 6 p.m. Sat. Dec. 15
   Residence Halls open at noon
   First meal - Dinner on 1/13/13
Sun. Jan. 13

 

Spring Break - Residence halls close at 5 p.m.
   Last meal - Lunch on 3/1/13

Fri. March 1 - Sun. March 10
   Residence halls open at noon
   First meal - Dinner on 3/10/13
Sun. March 10

 

Easter Break - Residence halls close at 5 p.m.
   Last meal - Lunch on 3/28/13

Thurs. March 28-Mon. April 1
   Residence halls open at noon
   First meal - Dinner on 4/1/13
Mon. April 1

 

End of Semester -

Residents must vacate the residence halls on the day of their last exam. If last exam is an evening exam, resident students must leave by noon on the next day.
   Last meal - Lunch on 5/9/13

Fri. May 3 - Thurs. May 9
Graduating seniors must vacate the residence halls by 6 p.m.

Sat. May 11

For more information, please contact the Residential Life Office at 717-867-6230.