Opening & Closing Dates

Campus housing

Fall 2016

Aug 19 (Friday) - Residence halls open at 7 a.m.
Aug 22 (Monday) - Classes begin
Sept 5 (Monday) - Labor Day - No classes - University Offices closed
Sept 6 - 23 (Tuesday through Friday) - Open Room Change - stop by the residence life office for the paperwork
Oct 19 - 21 (Wednesday through Sunday) - Fall Break - Residence Halls will be open.  Please make sure you sign up if you are staying in the halls over break.
Nov 23 - 25 (Wednesday through Sunday) - Thanksgiving Holiday - Residence Halls will be open.  Please make sure you sign up if you are staying in the halls over break.
Dec 12 - 16 (Monday through Friday) - Final Exams - Residence Halls will close for break on Dec. 16, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. All residents are required to leave the Residence Halls but your belonging can remain. 
Winter Break - December 16, 2016, through January 8, 2017 - have a safe break.  Remember if you are leaving your car on campus please park it in the Rockhurst Garage in case of snow it is easier for our crews to clear the parking lots.  University offices close December 23, 2016, and reopen January 2, 2017.

Spring 2017

Jan 8 (Sunday) - Residence Halls open at 2 p.m.
Jan 9 (Monday) - Classes begin
Jan 16 (Monday) - Martin Luther King Day  - no classes and University Offices are closed - Look for service opportunities on campus.

Look in your email for housing opportunities for the 2017-2018 school year.

Jan 30 - Feb 13 (Monday through Friday) Open Room Change
Mar 3 - 12 (Friday through Sunday) - Spring Break - Residence Halls close for spring break.  Residence must be out of their halls by 5:30 pm on March 3, 2017.
Apr. 1 (Friday) - Priority deadline for all Residence Hall applications.
Apr 14 - 17 (Friday through Monday) - Easter Break - Residence Halls remain open.
May 3 - 9 (Wednesday through Tuesday) - Final Exams - Good Luck
May 9 - Residence Halls close all residents must be out of their living spaces by 5:30 p.m.

Academic Break Times

In the interest of security, staffing and energy conservation residence hall facilities (except THV and OCH) will close during winter and spring breaks. Information regarding these closings will be sent to all residents prior to the beginning of each break period. Students must exit and return to the residence halls as outlined in the calendar above. The only exception to staying in a residence hall is for academic/university related purposes. Academic purpose is defined as students who are doing internships, service trips, athletics or an activity for an academic program. The department requiring a resident to stay must provide a list of those students needing to be on campus. This will be verified by the Residence Life office. Students who meet these requirements must register with the Residence Life Office, Massman 4. 

Students who do not meet the academic purpose requirement must leave the residence halls on time.  A student can receive a fine and/or a daily rate charge if they choose not to leave. Students flying home for breaks must plan their flights in accordance to the residence hall closings. Students who have a flight delay or a change in their flight must check in with the Residence Life Office with flight issues. If there is a complication in a flight and you have been approved to remain or arrive early in the hall until the flight a daily rate charge will be assessed to your student account. The daily rate charge varies per building and room payments do not cover the daily rate charge. We will not extend your stay in a residence hall to meet your vacation plans or employment. 

Residence Halls remain open for fall break, Thanksgiving break and Easter break. For security purposes students remaining on campus during these breaks must register with the Residence Life Office, Massman 4, by 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the break. Generally there is limited dining service during all breaks. Residents will be notified of dining times and available locations.  Meal plans (blocks, hawk dollars and flex dollars) may not be used during break periods. Cash, debit or credit cards will be the only transactions used during breaks. 

THV and OCH communities do not close for academic breaks. For security purposes THV/OCH Residents staying over breaks (fall break, Thanksgiving break, winter break and spring bbreak) must register in the Office of Residence Life. Please contact the Office of Residence Life at (816) 501-4663 with questions.

Health and safety inspections will be done at every closing and during scheduled inspections. Staff will post signs 24 hours prior to starting inspections. For more information about health and safety inspections please contact the Office of Residence Life.

Summer School Housing

Summer housing information and applications are posted under Summer Housing. If you have questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at (816) 501-4663. Only students enrolled in summer and fall classes at Rockhurst will be allowed to live on campus during the summer term. Students who are on disciplinary probation I or II are typically not eligible for summer break housing.

Check back for updates on our opening and closing dates.