office of residential education

Early Arrival Program for Spring 2015

The college's Early Arrival program has been altered for spring semester. All students should read this message, which will provide an overview of these changes and how they may affect you.

Early Arrivals

The early arrival period will begin at 9:00am on Monday, January 5, 2015.

  • Affiliated Early Arrival Students (students who are required to return to campus early by a college department or program) will be provided with their arrival date and other instructions by their program leader. You should confirm that your program leader has completed and submitted an Early Arrival Department/Program Authorization Form that includes your name and arrival date.
  • Voluntary Early Arrivals (students who are not required to return to campus early, but choose to return because of travel or local employment) may choose their arrival date, and will be assessed a housing fee of $25 per day or $100 per week of early arrival housing. This includes residential students and students who reside in college-owned/leased off-campus houses, who are not participating in an affiliated early arrival program (see above).

Meals will be available in the dining room for a cost. Some affiliated early arrival students will have that cost paid for by their department/program. For other early arrival students, individual meals may be purchased by using SmartCard funds or with the purchase of a Voluntary Board Plan. Affiliated early arrival students should contact their program leader directly with questions about meals.

All early arrival students must complete and submit an early arrival application through the Residence online housing system by clicking here:

Please note that if you are not an approved early arrival student, you must not be on campus until January 18, 2015, otherwise you and your host may be held in violation of the Temporary Housing Contract and the Code of Community Responsibility.

Move-In Day (for returning students)

The residence halls will re-open at no cost for returning students who are cleared to return (financially, medically, etc.) on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 9:00am. The terms of the college's Temporary Housing Contract (see below) will be in effect for all students until 9:00am on Monday, January 19, 2015, when the college officially re-opens.

Temporary Housing Contract Terms:

  • Students who are approved to remain in campus housing may not possess, consume, or be under the influence of alcohol on campus. This includes students who are 21 years of age.
  • Students who are approved to remain in campus housing may only have other approved students visit their rooms.
  • Students who are not approved to remain in campus housing may not be on campus during this time period. Residential students who host non-approved students, even roommates, will be charged with "guest responsibility" and any other policy violations that may apply.
  • All students bound by the Temporary Housing Contract are expected to review and adhere to all of the policies outlined in the Code of Community Responsibility.
  • Students found in violation of the Code of Community Responsibility or the Temporary Housing Contract will be referred to the Office of Citizenship Education for disciplinary action.

Check-In Day (for incoming students)

New students, transfer students, and students entering housing should plan to arrive on Monday, January 19, 2015 beginning at 9:00am. All regular college policies and the full student board plan will resume beginning at 9:00am on this date.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact the Offices of Student Development. Have a safe and restful break, and we look forward to seeing you in January.