Check-In Dates Fall 2013

Sunday, 8/11 1-3 pm Football Peer Mentors & Mountain Challenge Residence Life
Monday, 8/12 4-6 pm Freshman Football & All Athletic Trainers Cooper
Tuesday, 8/13 9-11 am Freshman and New Volleyball and Soccer Cooper
Wednesday, 8/14 1-3 pm Equestrian Team Residence Life
Thursday, 8/15 10 am-12 pm Returning Football Cooper
Friday, 8/16 9-11 am Returning Soccer & Volleyball, Dance Team, Freshman Cheerleaders and Cross Country Residence Life
Friday, 8/16 1-3 pm Cross Country Residence Life
Saturday, 8/17 1-2 pm Mountain Challenge Residence Life
Sunday, 8/18 9-11 am Mountain Challenge Residence Life
Sunday, 8/18 1-3 pm Peer Mentors and Returning Cheerleaders Residence Life
Monday, 8/19 10am-12pm MC Step Team Residence Life
Tuesday, 8/20 10am-12pm Student Programming Board Residence Life
Tuesday, 8/20 2-4 pm Bonner Scholars Residence Life
Thursday, 8/22 2 - 6 pm Non-Fall Athlete Freshmen Residence Halls
Thursday, 8/22 2 - 6 pm New Transfer Students Bartlett Atrium
Sunday, 8/25 1 - 5 pm Returning Students (Everyone Else) Residence Halls
You may only check-in during the time allotted for your group – please do not show up earlier than the time listed.


If you need to check-in earlier than the day listed above for your group, you must call the Residence Life Office at (865) 981-8192 to make arrangements to check-in with another group. You will be charged $15 a day for guest fees.

Students who arrive early without approval will not be allowed access to their room.


2016 - 2017 Residence Hall Opening and Closing Dates

Tuesday, November 22 9 pm Halls Close for Thanksgiving Break*
Sunday, November 27 1 pm Halls Re-Open
Thursday, December 15 9 pm Halls Close for Christmas Break**
Sunday, January 8 1 pm Halls Re-Open for J-term
Sunday, January 29 1 pm Halls Re-Open for Spring term
Friday, March 17 9 pm Halls Close for Spring Break*
Sunday, March 26 1 pm Halls Re-Open
Thursday, May 18 9 pm Halls Close for All Non-Graduating Students
Monday, May 22 9am Halls Close for Graduating Seniors

*Students may make arrangements to stay during the Thanksgiving Break and Spring Break for a $15 a day guest fee.

**The halls are completely closed for the Christmas Break from Dec. 15 - Jan. 8 – alternate arrangements will need to be made.

Please see the information on the procedures for residence hall breaks at the bottom of this page.


2016 Residence Hall Check In Dates

Students participating in certain activities will arrive to campus on different dates and times. Please check the list below to ensure that you arrive on the correct date. This chart will be updated throughout the summer as check in dates for student groups are determined. 

Date Time Group
Wednesday, August 3 9am-12pm Scots Science Scholars
Wednesday, August 10 9-11am or 3-5pm Freshman Football (By Invitation Only) and Athletic Trainers
Saturday, August 13 9-11am Transfer and Returning Football (By Invitation Only)
Monday, August 15 2-4pm Freshmen Women's Soccer and Volleyball
Wednesday, August 17 2-4pm Freshmen Cheerleaders, Cross Country, Men's Soccer
Thursday, August 18 9-11am Returning Women's Soccer and Volleyball
Friday, August 19 varies Scotties Dance Team (9-11am), Equestrian Team (12-3pm),  and Mountain Challenge Fellows (1-3pm)
Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 varies New International Students
Saturday, August 20 1-3pm Peer Mentors
Sunday, August 21 varies Transfer and Returning Men's Soccer, Cross Country, Cheerleaders (9-11am); Bonners and Mountain Challenge (2-4pm)
Monday, August 22 2-4 pm Ambassadors
Tuesday, August 23 9-11am SPB Team Leaders
Wednesday, August 24 2-5pm Freshmen
Thursday, August 25 9-11am Student Programming Board
Friday, August 26 TBA Returning Golf
Saturday, August 27 1-3pm Choir Leadership
Sunday, August 28 1pm Returning Upper class Students and Transfer Students

Residence Hall Breaks

During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and Spring Break the residence halls on campus close, and we ask our students who live on campus to head home for those breaks. For each of these breaks we have a departure deadline: for the Thanksgiving break the deadline is the Tuesday before the holiday at 9:00 p.m. For Christmas/winter break we ask that all students depart within 24 hours of their last final exam or, at the latest, by the Thursday of finals week at 9:00 p.m. For Spring Break the halls close at 9 p.m. on Friday before the break. These dates are posted on our website at:, and this also lists when the halls reopen after the breaks.

For each of these breaks, the Residence Life staff will be conducting their monthly Health and Safety Inspections at the deadline for the break. Students are asked to make sure all trash is removed from the room/suite/apartment, that all lights are off, that window blinds are raised, and that the room is locked behind the students when departing. Additionally, at the Christmas break, we ask that all appliances (except for College appliances) are unplugged from the outlets, and require students to return their room keys to the residence life staff in their residence hall. At Spring Break we ask students to remove their trash, open their blinds, turn off their lights, and lock their doors.

Finally, we realize that not all students can leave by the deadlines we have instated. For students who need to stay past the deadline, we ask that the student completes a break housing agreement request which can be found at this website:, (it is the first link). For the Thanksgiving break, we ask that these be completed by the Wednesday the week before the holiday (8 days out). For the Christmas break, we ask these be completed the Friday of the last week of classes. For Spring Break, we ask that break forms be submitted by the Friday the week prior to their departure. Specific dates will be listed on the break form application site. Students may incur a $15/night charge for being allowed to stay on campus during break periods. Students should also be aware of the break policies listed on the break agreement as they are different than our standard policy because we have so few staff members available to assist students during the break period.