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Early Arrival



We are continuously updating this page for the 2018-2019 academic year, if you have questions about your arrival time, please contact the Housing Office.  

Thursday, August 2
Football Team
Athletic Trainers
Women's Soccer
Thursday, August 9
Men's Soccer
Monday, August 13
Panther Marching Band
International Students
Saturday, August 4
Resident Assistants 
Senior Staff Assistants 
Friday, August 10
Senior Prowl Leaders/Debut Leaders

Tuesday, August 14
Cross Country Team
Daily Eastern News
Night Assistants
Panther Pals
International Students
Students with "approved" reasons
Monday, August 6
Saturday, August 11
Prowl Leaders
Wednesday, August 15
Panther Pals

STEP Program
Students with "approved" reasons
Wednesday, August 8
Summer Conference Assistants
Summer Dining Managers
Dining Managers
Sunday, August 12
Panther Marching Band
Desk Assistants 
Hall Council Executive Board Members 
Prowl Leaders



All arrival times have been designated as 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm.  Students in University Apartments have been informed that arrival is M-F between 8am-2pm. Students in Greek Court will report to the front desk in Building 8.

University Food Court and Java B&B open TBA

Getting to campus a little early this year? The residential dining centers are scheduled to open for the 2018 Fall Semester on Aug. 17. However, the University Food Court and Java Beanery & Bakery will open for business beginning Aug. 13 and will accept Dining Dollars. Find out more about our early dining options, including their hours of operation, below:

Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union

The staff of the Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union, from the bookstore to the bowling alley, have been patiently waiting for the academic year to begin and are excited that students will be back on campus soon. Check out MLK Union website for their pre-semester hours of operation.

Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center will be open for early arrivals starting Aug. 8, Monday-Friday. Please refer to the Campus Recreation website for specific hours of operation. A Panther Card is required for entry.

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