This calendar may be amended as necessary to meet University requirements. University Academic Calendars take precedence in academic matters. Academic dates listed above are for convenience only.

Corps of Cadets Check-in: All Cadet Commanders Friday, August 11, 2017
Arrive and check in according to the directions from the Commandant's Office
Corps of Cadets Check-in: CADRE group Saturday - Sunday, August 12 - 13, 2017
Arrive and check in according to the directions from the Commandant's Office
Corps of Cadets Check-in: Support Cadets and Regimental Band Dates/Times Arranged
Arrive and check in according to the directions from the Commandant's Office
Corps of Cadets Check-in: New First-Year Students Saturday, August 19, 2017
Arrive and check in according to the directions from the Commandant's Office
Graduate and Professional Student Check-in Sunday, August 20, 2017   Noon - 5 p.m.
For graduate and professional students only residing Donaldson Brown Graduate Life Center and 3rd floor Main Campbell Halls, or use later check-in times during upcoming week.
Fall 2017 Undergraduate Check-in Wednesday - Saturday, August 23 - 26, 2017   8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Hokie Helpers are scheduled Wednesday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Saturday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. to assist with unloading cars to the extent possible.
See your assignment e-mail arriving in late July for details and parking information about your arrival. 
Corps of Cadets Check-in: Returning Cadets Saturday, August 26, 2017   Noon - 5 p.m.
Arrive and check in according to the directions from the Commandant's Office
Opening Special Events Dates and Times TBA
Hokie Hi Welcome Week Activities
Dining Centers Open and Dining Plans Active Wednesday, August 23, 2017   7 a.m. for breakfast meal
Residence Hall Floor Meetings Refer to schedule posted by residence hall staff members within your building or check directly with your resident advisor.   All students should attend at least one floor meeting at the start of the semester.
Fall 2017 Classes Begin Monday, August 28, 2017
Fall 2017 Break Friday, October 13, 2017
No classes; however, residence halls and dining centers will remain open
2018 - 2019 Housing Application Process Nov-17
Information about next academic year's housing options will be distributed.
Thanksgiving Break Sunday, November 19, 2017,  10 a.m.    Residence Halls Close
Dining plans are not operational during the Thanksgiving Break
 
Sunday, November 26, 2017, 8 a.m.  Residence Halls Re-Open
Note:  Football game vs. University of Virginia will be played at Charlottesville
 
Dining Center opening schedule TBD
Exceptions apply for residents of 10-month residence halls if the resident registers to stay using the Break Housing Registration form in the StarRez Portal (form active from November 1  until  2 p.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017)
Fall 2017 Classes End Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Fall 2017 Reading Day Thursday, December 14, 2017
Fall 2017 Exams Friday, December 15, through Wednesday, December 20, 2017
End Fall 2017 Residence Halls Close for Students Not Involved in Commencement Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Noon
Students must check out of their residence hall rooms within 24 hours after their last exam, but no later than Noon, Thursday, December 21, if they are not directly involved with the commencement ceremony.
If you are graduating or are directly involved with the Commencement activities or have an extenuating circumstance, complete the Late Check Out Request form in the StarRez Portal (form active from December 1  until  2 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017)
Exceptions apply for residents of 10-month residence halls if the resident registers to stay using the Break Housing Registration form in the StarRez Portal (form active from November 1  until  2 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017)
Fall 2017  Commencement (University and Graduate School Ceremonies) Thursday, December 21, 2017
Fall 2017 Residence Halls Close for Semester Friday, December 22, 2017   10 a.m.
Exceptions apply for residents of 10-month residence halls if the resident registers to stay using the Break Housing Registration form in the StarRez Portal (form active from December 1  until  2 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017)
Residential Classes (Blacksburg)

Returning students registered for Winter Session Residential Classes are allowed to return on Monday, 1 January 2018, if they have registered by Friday, December 15, 2017.

Students living in 10-month halls will use the Break Housing Registration form

 Students not living in a building open durign break will use the Winter Session Housing Registration form.  There is a fee to stay during the break outside of a break building.

Both forms are available  in the StarRez Portal (form active from December 1  until  2 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017)

Dining Services are not available during the winter break.

Winter Session Classes End Friday, January 12, 2018
Winter Session Exams Saturday, January 13, 2018
Residence Halls Open Early Friday, January 12, 2018,  Noon - 5 p.m.
 
Check-in for new/newly assigned residents will be from noon until 5:00 p.m.  New students, especially those who have needs for Hokie Passport and other university services, will be encouraged to use this day to move in, as those offices will be open.
Residents returning from the fall semester can arrive any time or day after Friday at noon; however, returning students are encouraged to wait until Saturday/Sunday to return.
Corps of Cadets students and resident advisors should follow directives from command staff and residence life supervisors about their specific schedules.
 
Dining Services will be available starting Friday, January 12, 2018, at 8 a.m. with dining plans active. (Dining Services Locations and Hours)
Residence Halls Open Saturday, January 13, 2018  Noon to 5:00 p.m.
 
Check-in for newly assigned residents will continue at area offices. Most university offices are closed on this day.  Students returning from the fall semester can arrive any time or day after Friday at noon; however, returning students are encouraged to wait until Saturday/Sunday to return.
No check-in scheduled for Sunday, January 14, 2018.
Dining Services will be available starting Friday, January 12, 2018, with the lunch meal. (Dining Services Hours)
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Monday, January 16, 2017
 
No classes and university offices (including Housing and Residence Life) are closed.
Dining Services will be operational.
Spring Classes Begin Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Housing Application Process for 2018-2019 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. through Friday, January 19, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
Housing lottery sign-up for returning students only on the StarRez Portal 
Returning Student Housing Offers for 2018-2019 Distributed On or about February 1 for returning students
2018-2019 Returning Housing/Dining Contracts Due Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
Commencement Housing Building Late Stay Request Residents of Commencement Housing Buildings (locations TBA)  must register any request to stay past Noon, May 10, 2018, as their building will be used for Commencement Housing activities.   Students who are graduating, participating in commencement activities, or otherwise have a extenuating circumstance should register their request by 5 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2018, using the Late Check Out Requestform on the StarRez Portal.
Spring Break Residence halls close: Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 10 a.m.
 
Residence halls re-open: Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 8 a.m.
 
Exceptions apply for residents of 10-month residence halls: complete the 10-month building break registration form (click here to apply) between 8 a.m., February 15, to 2 p.m., March 2, 2017.
   
Spring 2018 Classes End Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Spring 2018 Reading Day Thursday, May 3, 2018
Spring 2018 Exams Friday, May 4, through  Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Spring 2018 Dining Plans End with Dinner Meal 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2018
End of Spring Semester 2018 for students not involved with Spring Commencement Thursday, May 10, 2018,  Noon
 
Students must check out of their rooms within 24 hours after their last exam, but no later than noon, Thursday, May 10, if they are not directly involved with the commencement ceremony.
 
If you are graduating or are directly involved with the Commencement activities or have an extenuating circumstance, complete the Late Check Out Request form in the StarRez Portal (form active from April 1  until  2 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018)
Residents of Commencement Housing buildings (locations TBA) must register any request to stay past Noon, 10 May 2018, as their building will be used for Commencement Housing activities.   Students who are graduating, participating in commencement activities, or otherwise have a extenuating circumstance should register their request by 5 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2018, using the Late Check Out Request form on the StarRez Portal.
Graduate Commencement Ceremony and Senior Day Thursday, May 10, 2018
University Commencement and College and Departmental Ceremonies Friday, May 11, 2018
College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies Saturday, May 12, 2018
Residence Halls Close Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 10 a.m.
All students except graduate/professional students living in the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown holding a 12-month contract must be checked out by this date.  Students returning to on-campus housing for summer school should follow summer housing information for transition planning.
Check-in days Sunday, May 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Main Housing Office located in New Hall West, Suite 144
 
You may also check in during weekdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the main housing office.
 
Dining Plans Begin Sunday, May 20, 2018, first dining plan meal served for evening/dinner meal at D2
Summer I Classes in session Monday, May 21, 2018 – Thursday, June 28, 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018: No classes and university offices, including the Housing and Residence Life offices, are closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Dining Services remain in operation.
Summer I Exams Friday, June 29, 2018, and Saturday, June 30, 2018
Residence halls close for Summer I residents not continuing to Summer II Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
   
Summer II 2018 Residence Hall Calendar  
  Second Summer dining plans start on Sunday, July 2, 2018, at the evening/dinner meal
Dining Plans Begin
Check-in days Location:  New Hall West Housing Office
Sunday, July 1, 2018, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, July 2 - 3, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018: No classes. University offices closed in observance of Independence Day. No check-in scheduled for July 4th.
Thursday-Friday, July 5-6, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Classes in session Monday, July 2, 2018 through Thursday, August 9, 2018
Exams Friday - Saturday, August 10-11, 2018
Residence halls close for all residents Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m.