Greetings Eagle Families!
We hope you’ve been enjoying graduation ceremonies and special moments that mark the end of your student’s senior year! By now, your student should have their move-in date and time in their housing portal – along with instructions about how they can find a different slot if the one we picked doesn’t meet your family’s needs. They’ve probably also just finished registering for fall classes.
Here are some questions we’ve received, and how we answered them:
Q: What do I do during move-in?
A: We are not hosting formal events for families during move-in but will offer some optional activities, stay tuned! We recommend you plan according to the needs of your student. Typically, families stay long enough to ensure that their student’s belongings are in the room (letting the roommates do the decorating together), check out the campus and the campus store, and maybe visit nearby Tenleytown for some last-minute supplies and a snack before saying goodbye.
Q: I’m planning for Thanksgiving travel, what does it mean when the calendar says Tuesday classes cancelled, Friday classes meet?
A: Generally, most classes meet on a Monday and Thursday or a Tuesday and Friday schedule (there are also classes that meet 3 times a week or just once a week). If your Eagle has a class that meets on Tuesdays and Fridays, they will attend class on Tuesday as usual, and not attend Friday. If your Eagle has a class that only meets on Tuesday, it is cancelled for that week. The university is closed on Thursday and Friday. Always consult with your student first before making travel arrangements.
Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!
The New Student and Family Programs Team