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Opening and Closing Dates

Residence Hall Opening & Closing Dates

FALL 2019


      Friday, August 16, 2019 – Honors students may move into University housing. (Some students may move in early if they               are part of a WVU-affiliated program (including Honors) that requires students to be on campus prior to the official               move-in day. If a student is eligible for early move-in, they will receive notice from a representative of the program.) 

      Saturday, August 17, 2019, all students may move into University housing. 

      Welcome Week

      Saturday, August 17, 2019 – Tuesday, August 20, 2019

      Thanksgiving Recess

      University residence halls close – Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

      University residence halls reopen – Sunday, December 1, 2019 at noon

      Fall Semester Closing

      University residence halls close – Saturday, December 21, 2019 at noon


      Spring Semester Opening

      University residence halls open – Saturday, January 11, 2020 at noon

      Spring Recess

      University residence halls close – Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

      University residence halls reopen – Sunday, March 22, 2020 at noon

      Move Out/Closing

      University residence halls close – Saturday, May 9, 2020 at noon

      ** All students are expected to vacate their rooms within 24 hours of their last exam or on the              times and dates indicated above (whichever comes first). If you anticipate difficulty meeting the          departure time due to travel schedules, you must contact your Residence Hall Coordinator                  no later than one week prior to the closing date to see if alternate arrangements can be made.