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Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break 2020 (COVID Edition)


Last day of classes before Thanksgiving and the official fall 2020 holiday break.  Lunch is the last meal served in the cafeteria prior to Thanksgiving and the fall break.  Food service will not resume until spring residence halls reopen in January 2021.

Due to COVID changes in the academic calendar for 2020-2021, November 25, 2020 is also the closing date for the fall 2020 semester.  Residence halls will not reopen until the official spring opening date in January 2021 as announced via email with a link to schedule a return date.

There will not be any campus housing available for Interterm class registration or any portion of the fall break.

Friday, Dec. 18th:  Campus Apartments Close - NO EXCEPTIONS!

Continuing campus apartment residents must leave the campus apartments by no later than 10 a.m.  and cannot return to the apartments until possible to schedule a return time slot no earlier than January 6, 2021.


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