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Key Dates & Deadlines

For New Freshmen Entering in Fall 2020

Oct. 1 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available
Nov. 15 Early Action I application deadline 
Nov. 15 File FAFSA/WASFA to ensure an early financial aid offer from Whitworth
Jan. 15 Early Action II application deadline
Feb. 1 Financial aid notification begins
Feb. 8-9 Whitworth live music scholarship auditions for new students 
March 1 Regular application priority deadline. Applications are accepted after March 1 and are considered on a space-available basis.
June 1 Deadline for paying enrollment deposit to hold spot in the freshman class

For Enrolled Students in the 2020-21 Academic Year

Sept. 5 Residence halls open for new freshman and transfer students
Sept. 5-8 New Student Orientation (parents welcome on Saturday and Sunday) 
Sept. 7 Residence halls open for returning students 
Sept. 8 Academic Advising Day
Sept. 9 Day and evening classes begin 
Oct. 30-Nov. 2 Fall Break (no classes)
Nov. 25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday 
Dec. 15-18 Final Exams Week
Dec. 19-Jan. 2 Christmas Break (residence halls close on Dec. 19) 
Jan. 3 Residence halls open for Jan Term