Dates and Events

George Fox University parents are invited to take part in many events and activities throughout the year.
The biggest family event of the year is Family Weekend . For fine arts, athletic, and holiday events, consult the University Calendar. We encourage you to be involved with your student's college life by participating in these great events.

Place these dates on your calendar!


July/August Summer Send-off Barbecues (see Den page)
August 24-27 Welcome Weekend
August 28 Fall Semester Classes Begin
September 13 Serve Day
September 22-24 Homecoming Weekend
October 6 Mid-Semester Break (No classes)
October 26-27 Fall Bruin Preview
October 27-29 Family Weekend
November 23-24 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 8 Last day of classes
December 12-15 Final exams
December 16 Residence halls and suites close for Christmas break
December 16 Midyear Commencement
Jan. 7 at noon Residence halls and suites reopen for spring semester
January 8 Spring classes begin
February 23 Collegiate Day of Prayer
March 24 at noon Residence Halls and Suites Close for Spring Break
March 27-31 Spring Break
April 1 at noon Residence Halls and Suites Reopen
April 23 Study Day (No Classes)
April 24-27 Finals Week
April 28 Spring Commencement
April 30 Summer Housing Opens
May 1 May Term Begins