Dates & 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!


August 8, 17, 23 Early Arrivals for Fall Athletes and Honors Program. For details contact your coach or department
August 25 at preassigned move-in time Check-in New Students
August 25-27 Welcome Weekend (Families will participate in August 25 only)
August 26 Check-In for Returning Students
August 28 Fall Semester Classes Begin
October 13 Mid-Semester Break (No Classes)
Oct. 27-29 Family Weekend
November 1 Donor Funded/OSAC (Oregon Student Aid) State Scholarships Open
November 23-24 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 11 Study Day (No Classes)
December 11-15 Finals Week
December 16 Residence Halls Close for Winter Break (Noon)
December 16 Midyear Commencement 
December 16, 2023- January 7, 2024 Winter Break
January 5 Residence Halls Re-open (Noon)
January 5-8 Winter Welcome
January 8 Spring Semester Begins
January 15 MLK Holiday(No Classes)
February 15-16 Mid-Semester Break (No Classes)
February 29 Collegiate Day of Prayer
March 23 Residence Halls Close for Spring Break (Noon)
March 25-29 Spring Break (No Classes)
March 31 Residence Halls Re-open (Noon)
April 22 Study Day (No Classes)
April 22-26 Finals Week
April 26 Baccalaureate (6:00 pm)
April 27 Spring Commencement (11:00 am and 3:00 pm)
April 27 Campus Housing Check-out (Final Day)
April 28 Graduating Seniors Housing Check-Out (5:00 pm)


Megan Fisher

Megan Fisher

Director of Parent and Family Programs