Important Dates For First-Year Students

Student moving into her room

Below are important dates for the Class of 2019, new transfer students, and family members. Stay up-to-date by connecting with Wildcat Welcome's various social media accounts.


Receive physical copy of Purple Prep and begin receiving March to the Arch e-newsletter (on May 5, 2014), a monthly update from New Student and Family Programs; both include an exhaustive list of summer checklist items and everything you will need to do before you arrive in September

September 9-11, 2015

International Student Orientation: Highly encouraged for all international students (F-1 and J-1 visa holders), move-in will begin the morning of September 9; contact the International Office for more information

September 11, 2015

New Student Move-in Day: Move-in will begin at 8 a.m., visit Residential Services for more information

September 11-13, 2015

Parent & Family Orientation: Programming begins around 5 p.m. CDT on Friday September 11 and ends around 2 p.m. CDT on Sunday, September 13; visit the Parent & Family Orientation page for more information

September 11-20, 2015

Wildcat Welcome: No other arrangements or events should be scheduled during this required weeklong new student orientation (this is also the time students will be advised and register for fall quarter courses) 
Note: Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of Sunday, September 13 and ends the evening of Tuesday, September 15; services will be available on campus for students celebrating this holiday

September 21, 2015

Fall Quarter Classes Begin

November 6-8, 2015

Family Weekend: Information regarding Family Weekend including registration will be released in June 2015; visit the Family Weekend page for more information

View the 2015-2016 University calendar for all dates