Dates at a Glance

Note: The Office of the Registrar is responsible for maintaining all academic records and calendars.
Please check the registrar area to verify all official dates.

All listed dates and times are subject to change as we navigate the COVID-19 situation.


Fall 2020 (2020-21 Academic Year)

  • Move-In Dates and Instructions
  • Pre-Opening Meals
    Students participating in Welcome Week will have meals provided in a accordance with those programs. Early arrival athletes should check with their coaches.

    All other students who arrive earlier than Thursday, August 20 have the option of paying for a meal at locations serving food on campus or seeking food at area establishments.

  • Opening Meals
    First Regular Dining Meal in Café Court – Dinner
    Thursday, August 20, 4:30 p.m.
    Some Retail Areas Open Earlier in the Day – See posted Hours
    Papa John’s starts to accept Ace Bucks on this day.

  • First Day of Class
    Wednesday, August 26

  • Meal Plan Change Deadline
    September 4, at 5:00 p.m.
    Request a meal plan change

  • Labor Day (Classes in Session)
    September 7, 2020

  • Wellness Wednesday
    Wednesday, October 7
    No classes for students!
    Watch for some great mental wellbeing programs!

  • Heading toward Winter Break

    • Last day of Classes
      Wednesday, November 25, 2020
    • Reading & Study Day
      Monday, November 30, 2020
    • First Day of Finals
      Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    • Last meal served before Winter Break - Reduced Dinner from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
      Papa John’s accepts Ace Bucks up until 5:30 p.m.
      Wednesday, December 9, 2020
    • Residence Halls Close at Noon.
      Thursday, December 10, 2020
    • Residence Halls Officially Close
      Students are expected to leave 24 hours after their last final.
      Residential Buildings close at Noon on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Spring 2021 (2020-21 Academic Year)

  • Halls Open for Returning Students - 3:00 p.m.
    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • First meal served after Break - Dinner
    Sunday, January 17, 2021
    Some Retail Areas Open Earlier in the Day – See posted Hours
    Papa John’s starts to accept Ace Bucks on this day.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University Celebrations Scheduled throughout the Day)
    Monday, January 18, 2021
    Halls & Dining Operations remain open.
    Special Hours will be posted for each Dining Location (Saturday - Monday)

  • Classes Begin
    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • Wellness Days
    (No Classes in Session - Dining Services Open)

    • February 11
    • March 16
    • April 30

  • Easter Break (Halls and Dining Services Open)
    Friday, April 2, 2021 - Sunday, April 4, 2021
    Classes Resume Monday, April 5

  • End of Year

    • Reading / Study Day
      Friday, April 30, 2021
    • First Day of Finals
      Monday, May 3, 2021
    • Last meal served for the year – Reduced Dinner
      Papa John’s ends Ace Bucks partnership at Midnight
      Friday, May 7, 2021
    • Last Day of Finals
      Friday, May 7, 2021
    • Residence Halls Officially Close
      Student are expected to leave 24 hours after their last final.
      Residential Buildings close at Noon on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
      (Graduates and students working graduation have an automatic extended stay through noon on Sunday, May 9)
    • Baccalaureate and Commencement
      Saturday, May 8, 2021

Summer 2021

Summer Housing Schedule
Spring/Summer Transition Housing Sat. May 8 – Sat May 15
Summer Session 1 Housing Sat May 15 – Sat June 19
Summer Session 2 Housing Sat June 19 – Sat July 24
Summer/Fall Transition Housing
- for those moving into Fall Housing (move-overs start on Thursday August 13)**
Sat July 24 – Sun August 15
Summer/Fall Transition housing
- for those not moving into Fall Housing**
Sat July 24- Sat July 31

Note: The Office of the Registrar is responsible for maintaining all academic records and calendars.
Please check the registrar area to verify all official dates.

Office Phone:
812-488-2956

Office Email:
residencelife@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Student Life Center, Second Floor, Ridgway University Center