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Student Life News

‌A Message from Dean Gentry - March 2, 2016

Spring Break is March 10-20. 

All students, except members of the Order of Gownsmen, are required to attend all classes on Wednesday, March 9, and all classes on Monday, March 21.  Absences from classes on these days will result in your being placed on cut warning.  Students who are already on cut warning will be dropped from the course if their one unexcused absence has been expended.

Generally, students are expected to leave their residence hall room during Spring Break, beginning at noon on Thursday, March 10, and can return on Sunday, March 20, at noon.  The main entrances to all residence halls will remain locked throughout Spring Break.  University insurance does not cover personal losses.  Students should take every precaution, including locking all windows and doors, to protect personal belongings.

Students who believe they need an exemption to remain on campus (i.e., comping seniors, spring athletes, international students) should apply for that exemption by March 3, 2016, via the form below.

McClurg Dining Hall will close on March 9 at 2:00 p.m. 
The Pub will close on March 9 at 4:00 p.m.

McClurg Dining Hall and the Pub will open on March 20 at 5:00 p.m.

Food will be available for purchase at Stirling’s during Spring Break from 7:30 a.m. til 2:30 p.m.  Additional food options will be added to the menu.  Please note that Stirling’s will be closed March 18 for the University’s spring holiday.

Wishing you a safe and relaxing Spring Break.


W. Marichal Gentry
Dean of Students

Past Student Life News

A Message from Dean Gentry - January 22, 2016
March Because YOU Matter - October 22, 2015