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Residence Life at Messiah College

Dates and Events for the 2013-2014 school year


Thursday, August 29 - Residence halls open at 9:00 a.m. for new and transfer students

August 29 - September 6 - Welcome Week/Orientation

Sunday, September 1 - Campus residences open at 1:00 p.m. for returning students

TBD- Mandatory all-hall meeting - 7 or 8 p.m. - for locations see the Welcome Week page

September 27-29 - Family Weekend

October 10-13 - Fall Break (campus residences remain open)

TBD - Room Change Request Forms Due (room changes to take place at the end of the semester)

TBD - Housing Cancellation Forms Due (housing cancellations that will take effect at the end of the semester) Students studying abroad, transferring, withdrawing or studying in Philly need to fill out a housing cancellation form.

November 27-December 1 - Thankgiving Break. Campus residences remain open. Dining services will be closed.

December TBD - Deck the Halls (First Year Halls)

Friday, December 20 - Campus residences close at 12:00 p.m. until Tuesday, January 7, 2013  [New & Transfer students only may arrive on January 6, 2013]

Tuesday, January 7 - Campus residences open at 8 a.m.  

January 30 – Feb. 2 - J-term break - campus residences are open

Saturday, March 14 - residence halls and apartment lock at 4:00 p.m. for Spring Break, student staying on-campus for any part of the break are required to register. Lottie & the Union are closed for break. The Falcon Express is open for breakfast and lunch.

Saturday, March 23 - residence halls open at 8 a.m..

April 18- April 21 - Easter Break - campus residences are open

Wednesday, May 14 - Campus residences close at noon for non-graduating seniors. Check-out information available.

Saturday, May 17 - Campus residences close at 7:00 p.m. for graduating seniors, students approved for an exceptions may stay until 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 18

 Sunday, May 18 – Summer workers move to their summer housing assignment. 



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