UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Important Residence Life Dates

2016-17 Academic Year

Fall 2016

Date Office to Contact with Questions Event/Item
September2 Student Billing Fall Payment Due Date (full or first 1/3 if doing partial payment plan)
September 3 New Student and Family Programs New Student Move-in and Week of Welcome begins
September 3 Dining Services Brunch - Meal plan begins
September 3 Residence Life Room Freeze - no room moves for first 3 weeks of semester
September 7 Dining Services Fall classes begin
September 9 Student Billing Last day to change Fall 2016 meal plan
October 3 Student Billing Fall Payment Due Date (second 1/3 if doing partial payment plan)
November 2 Residence Life Fall Payment Due Date (third 1/3 if doing partial payment plan)
Oct./Nov. Residence Life Early 2017-18 Housing Sign up (sign contract phase)
November 15 Residence Life Residence Hall Contract Cancellation Deadline for Spring 2017 Only contracts - Students who need to cancel their residence hall contract for an approved reason must do so by this day to receive a refund of their residence hall deposit. Note that this deadline only applies to students who have signed a "Spring Only" contract.
November 22 Residence Life Lunch - Last meal provided prior to Thanksgiving Recess
November 23 - 25 Dining Services Thanksgiving Recess - Halls remain open
November 27 Registrar Dinner- First meal provided after Thanksgiving Recess
December 17 December 19-22 Fall Graduation/Commencement Ceremony
December 19-22 Final Exams
December 22 Dining Services Lunch - Last meal provided for Fall semester
December 22 Residence Life Halls close at Noon. All students must leave the residence halls unless they have been approved for J-term/Break housing



J-Term 2016-17

Date Office to Contact with Questions Event/Item
December 22 Residence Life Winter/J-term Housing begins
Late December Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress is evaluated for financial aid recipients
December 27, 2016
thru January 21, 2017
Registrar Scheduled Class Days (excluding Dec 31, Jan 1, 18)
December 29 Student Billing J-term Payment Due
January 1 Financial Aid FAFSA for next year is available



Spring 2017

Date Office to Contact with Questions Event/ Item
January 18 Residence Life Residence Halls open for New/Transfer students
January 20 Student Billing Spring Payment Due (full or first 1/3 if doing partial payment plan)
January 21-22 Residence Life Residence Halls open for Returning students
January 23 Residence Life Room Freeze: No room moves for first weeks of semester
January 22 Dining Services Brunch - Meal plan begins
January 23 Spring classes begin
January 27 Dining Services Last day to change Spring 2017 meal plan
Late January-March Residence Life Fall 2017 Residence Hall Room Sign-Up
Early February Financial Aid Spring financial aid is credited to student accounts
February 23 Student Billing Spring Payment Due (second 1/3 if doing partial payment plan)
March-May Financial Aid Students should fill out summer financial aid application if planning to take summer classes
March 10 Dining Services Lunch - Last meal provided prior to Spring Break
March 11-17 Residence Life Spring Break - Halls remain open
March 19 Dining Services Dinner- First meal provided after Spring Break
March 24 Student Billing Spring Payment Due (final 1/3 if doing partial payment plan)
May 1 Residence Life Residence Hall Contract Cancellation Deadline for Fall 2017-18
May 11 Dining Services Dinner- Last meal provided for Spring semester
May 12 Residence Life Residence Halls Close for all students, except those graduating or involved in commencement
May 13 Residence Life Spring Graduation I Commencement Ceremony
May 13 Residence halls close at 6 pm for all students graduating or involved in commencement


Summer 2017

Date Office to Contact with Questions Event/Item
Sun, May 14 Residence Life Summer Move-in - Student workers and students with early summer classes check-into Summer Hall.
Early June Residence Life Fall 2017-18 Room & Roommate Assignments Emailed to all incoming and returning students at their UWRF email address. For residence hall contracts signed after this time period, periodic emails will be sent to those students as they are assigned to rooms and roommates. 
Early August Residence Life Summer Hall Closes - for students taking summer classes.



Contact Us

Department of Residence Life
Division of Student Affairs
reslife@uwrf.edu
715-425-4555
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
B3 East Hathorn Hall
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