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2016 Fall Closing: Important Dates to Note!

Southern Connecticut State University

It's hard to believe that the close of the fall semester is drawing near. As your students prepare for the end of the semester, here are some important dates to keep in mind.

Fall closing dates

Classes end on Thursday, December 8.

The final examination period begins on Saturday, December 10 and concludes on Friday, December 16.

Residence Halls will officially close at 5:00 pm on Friday, December 16.   Residence halls will be closed for the semester break and will reopen on Monday, January 16, 2017,  9:00 am -  4:00 pm.

Students may request to stay on campus during intercession with approval from the Office of Residence Life, provided that the students are taking classes or working on campus during the intersession period. The cost per night for students who are taking classes during intercession is $31.00 per night. The cost for students with on-campus employment during intercession is $13.00 per night.

Winter weather cancellations

On days when snow and/or ice is in the forecast, university closings, delayed openings or early dismissal announcements will be made by 6 a.m. via the following:

•         Campus-wide e-mail

•         University Home Page (

•         Facebook

•         Area media (radio and TV)

•         Southern Alert Mass Notification System

If the University is open for part to the day, announcements regarding afternoon classes will be made by 10:00 a.m., evening classes by 2:00 p.m. and distributed as listed above.

Please note that the WeatherChek phone line, 392-SNOW is no longer in service.

The decision to delay opening or close the University is based solely on the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff.

For more information, please visit:

Spring semester

The spring 2017 semester officially begins on Friday, January 13, and the first day of classes for the spring semester is Tuesday, January 17, 2016.

Happy Holidays!

Southern Connecticut State University

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