Dates at a Glance

Students staying on campus during Fall, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Spring Break should plan ahead and stock up on food from Aces Place with their Ace Bucks to prepare during this time. Students can also use Ace Bucks to buy pizza from the local Papa John’s during all breaks except Winter and Summer Break.

Fall 2019 (2019-20 Academic Year)

  • Move-In Dates and Instructions
  • Pre-Opening Meals
    Students participating in SOAR, STAR, and 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 Tuesday, 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
    Tuesday, 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 21

  • Labor Day (No Classes)
    Monday, September 2
    Special Hours will be posted for each Dining Location (Saturday - Monday)

  • Fall Break (Halls remain open - No Meal Service)
    Saturday, October 5, 2019 - Tuesday, October 8, 2019

  • Dining Hours during Fall Break:

    • Café Court Last meal served before Fall Break - Dinner
      Friday, October 4, 2019
      4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

      First meal served after Break – Dinner at 4:30 p.m.
      Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    • Chick-fil-A
      Will close at 6pm on Friday, October 4
      Reopens for regular hours on Wednesday

    • Aces Place
      Will be open for Self-Service when Ridgway is open:
      Friday, October 4: Open until 10:00 p.m.
      Saturday and Sunday: Noon - 6:00 p.m.
      Monday, October 7: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
      Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 a.m. - Midnight

    • Papa John’s accepts Ace Bucks during this Break

    • Classes Resume
      Wednesday, October 9, 2019

  • Thanksgiving Break (Halls remain open - No Meal Service)
    Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - Sunday, December 1, 2019

    • Dining Facility Hours during Thanksgiving Break

      Location Closes Opens
      Café Court Tuesday 11/26 6:30 p.m. Sunday 12/1 4:30 p.m.
      Chick-fil-A Tuesday 11/26 6:30 p.m. Monday 12/2 Regular Hours
      Rademacher’s Tuesday 11/26 6:00 p.m. Monday 12/2 Regular Hours
      Aces Place Tuesday 11/26 6:00 p.m. Sunday 12/1 Noon
    • Dining Alternatives

      Papa John’s Accepts Ace Bucks through Thanksgiving Break. Note: Papa John’s is closed on Thanksgiving Day.
      Aces Place Roasted Chicken Order Reserve either:
      • A whole roasted chicken or
      • A half chicken and two boxed sides
      Make your reservation by Friday November 22 at Noon. Pick up your order on Tuesday, November 26 between Noon and 5:00 p.m. Cost = One Meal Exchange on pick-up day or $8.99 retail for Cash, credit or Ace Bucks
      Aces Place Frozen Dinners Pick up a few Frozen Dinners from Aces Place prior to Thanksgiving Break. Heat them up in your residence hall later.
      Café Court To-Go Containers Pick up a To-Go container in Ridgway and stock it with an extra Meal to be eaten over the Break.
      Catch a Ride! Get a ride to a grocery store on a University Shuttle! The shuttle departs at 6:00 p.m. on November 26 in front of Olmsted. Reservations for the shuttle will be posted in the future.
    • Classes Resume

      Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Winter Break (Halls are Closed)
    Friday, December 13, 2019 at noon - Friday, January 10, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

    • Baccalaureate / Commencement / Final Exams End
      Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • Last meal served before Winter Break - Reduced Dinner
      Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • Papa John’s accepts Ace Bucks up until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 12
    • Halls Open for Returning Students - 3:00 p.m.
      Friday, January 10, 2020
    • First meal served after Break - Dinner
      Sunday, January 12, 2020
      Some Retail Areas Open Earlier in the Day – See posted Hours
      Papa John’s starts to accept Ace Bucks on this day.
    • Classes Begin
      Monday, January 13, 2020

Spring 2020 (2019-20 Academic Year)

  • Halls Open for Returning Students - 3:00 p.m.
    Friday, January 10, 2020

  • First meal served after Break - Dinner
    Sunday, January 12, 2020
    Some Retail Areas Open Earlier in the Day – See posted Hours
    Papa John’s starts to accept Ace Bucks on this day.

  • Classes Begin
    Monday, January 13, 2020

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No Classes)
    Monday, January 20, 2020
    Halls & Dining Operations remain open.
    Special Hours will be posted for each Dining Location (Saturday - Monday)

  • Spring Break (Halls remain open - No Meal Service)
    Saturday, March 7, 2020 - Sunday, March 15, 2020

    • Last meal served before Spring Break - Dinner
      Friday, March 6, 2020
    • Papa John’s accepts Ace Bucks during this Break
    • First meal served after Break - Dinner
      Sunday, March 15, 2020
    • Classes Resume
      Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Easter Break (Halls remain open)
    Thursday, April, 9 2020 - Sunday, April 12, 2020

    • Last meal served before Easter Break - Dinner
      Wednesday, April 8, 2020
    • Papa John’s accepts Ace Bucks during this Break (Closed on Sunday)
    • First meal served after Break - Dinner
      Sunday, April 12, 2020
    • Classes Resume
      Monday, April 13, 2020
  • End of Year

    • Reading / Study Day
      Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • First Day of Finals
      Friday, May 1, 2020
    • Last meal served for the year – Reduced Dinner
      Papa John’s ends Ace Bucks partnership at Midnight
      Thursday, May 7, 2020
    • Last Day of Finals
      Thursday, May 7, 2020
    • Residence Halls Officially Close
      Student are expected to leave 24 hours after their last final.
      Residential Buildings close at Noon on Saturday, May 9, 2020.
      (Graduates and students working graduation have an extended stay through noon on Sunday.)
    • Baccalaureate and Commencement
      Saturday, May 9, 2020

Summer 2020

Summer Housing Schedule
Spring/Summer Transition Housing Fri. May 9 – Sat May 16
Summer Session 1 Housing Sat May 16 – Sat June 20
Summer Session 2 Housing Sat June 20 – Sat July 25
Summer/Fall Transition Housing
- for those moving into Fall Housing (move-overs start on Thursday August 13)**
Sat July 25 – Sun August 16
Summer/Fall Transition housing
- for those not moving into Fall Housing**
Sat July 25- Sat August 1
  • View complete Summer Housing information
  • Access to Aces Place
    Students and staff will have access to Aces Place over the summer when Ridgway is open. Food items can be accessed through a self-serve concept, utilizing credit and Ace Bucks for the 2012-21 academic year.
    Ace Bucks for Summer and 2020-21 can be purchased on the Chartwells Dining Page starting on May 11.


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