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Key Dates & Deadlines

For New Freshmen Entering in Fall 2017

Oct. 1 Preferred due date for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission to the federal processor
Nov. 15 Early Action I admission applications due 
Jan. 15 Early Action II admissions applications due
Jan. 15 Financial aid notification begins
Feb. 11-12 Whitworth Music Department live scholarship auditions for new students 
March 1 Regular admissions application priority deadline. Applications are accepted after March 1 and are considered on a space-available basis.
May 1 Deadline for submitting enrollment deposit to hold spot in the freshman class

For Enrolled Students in the 2017-18 Academic Year

Sept. 2 Residence halls open at 9 a.m. for new freshman and transfer students
Sept. 2-4 New-Student Orientation (parents welcome on Saturday and Sunday) 
Sept. 4 Residence halls open for returning students 
Sept. 5 Academic Advising Day
Sept. 6 Day and evening classes begin 
Oct. 27-30 Fall Break (no classes)
Nov. 22-24 Thanksgiving Holiday 
Dec. 12-15 Final Exams Week
Dec. 16-Jan. 2 Christmas Break (residence halls close at 10 a.m. on Dec. 17) 
Jan. 2, 2018 Residence halls open at 1 p.m. for Jan Term