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Key Dates & Deadlines

For New Freshmen Entering in Fall 2018

Oct. 1 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available
Nov. 15 Early Action I admission applications due 
Dec. 1 File FAFSA to receive a mid-January financial aid award
Jan. 15 Early Action II admissions applications due
Jan. 15 Financial aid notification begins
Feb. 3-4 Whitworth live music 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 2018-19 Academic Year

Sept. 1 Residence halls open at 9 a.m. for new freshman and transfer students
Sept. 1-3 New-Student Orientation (parents welcome on Saturday and Sunday) 
Sept. 3 Residence halls open for returning students 
Sept. 4 Academic Advising Day
Sept. 5 Day and evening classes begin 
Oct. 26-29 Fall Break (no classes)
Nov. 21-23 Thanksgiving Holiday 
Dec. 11-14 Final Exams Week
Dec. 15-Jan. 2 Christmas Break (residence halls close on Dec. 15) 
Jan. 2, 2019 Residence halls open for Jan Term