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Arriving Early to Campus


First-year students arrive on campus Thursday, August 28th, 2014.

First-year international students arrive on campus Tuesday, August 26th, 2014.

Upperclass students begin moving into on campus and theme housing on Sunday, August 31st, 2014.

Classes begin on Wednesday, September, 3rd, 2014.

Please read on for instructions...

Information for first-year students:

The majority of first-year students are expected to arrive on campus the morning of Thursday, August 28, 2014. Only those students that are required to arrive early for athletic preseason training or those that are helping with special events will be approved to arrive early. If you will attend preseason training or are required to be on campus for a group/club orientation, please visit to submit your request. 

Early arrival requests will be accepted beginning the 1st of August.  Please check your housing assignment on line to ensure that the correct room number and hall is entered on the form.

Information for upperclass students:

If you are an athlete and are arriving early for preseason (field hockey, football, women's volleyball, M/W soccer, cross-country), your coach will instruct you to register at

If you're part of another organization (The College Reporter, The Dispatch, IVCF, Orientation Advisers, House Advisers, Writing Center tutors, student workers, EMS staff, etc.), please register at   If you feel you have extenuating circumstances regarding travel to campus, please e-mail Lori Foust (, explain your situation, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Information for international students:

If you are a first-year international student, International move-in begins Tuesday, August 26, 2014. In the next few weeks, someone from the International Office will be contacting you to discuss travel plans and dates. Please contact the International Office with any questions regarding your arrival to campus. 

If you are an upperclass international student and feel you have extenuating circumstances regarding travel, please e-mail Lori Foust (, explain your situation, and we will do our best to accommodate your early arrival needs. 

Information for coaches and leaders:

If you are arranging for a group of students to arrive early (this includes athletics, IVCF, HA training, The College Reporter, The Dispatch, preceptors, Writing Center tutors, student researcher, or student workers).  Please instruct your students that require early arrival to visit to submit their request beginning August 1st, 2014.

If you have any questions regarding the above information, please do not hesitate to e-mail Lori Foust ( or call 717.358.4438.