Commencement is scheduled for May 19, 2017. The residence halls officially close on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 8:00 PM. At that time, all students must officially check out of the residence halls. The only exception to this would be for graduating students whose permanent address is out of state and who are approved for extended stay by the Department of Residence Life. Approved students will move out of their current spring assignments with all their belongings, and move into a temporary designated assignment for the time up until graduation. All extended stay students must move out of their temporary designated assignment by 5:00 p.m. on May 19, 2017.