Dates and Events

Families gather at George Fox University

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 23 Check-In New Students
August 23 - 26 Welcome Weekend (Family and Guest schedule)
August 25 Check-In for Returning Students
August 27 Fall Semester Classes Begin
October 1 FASFA submission open for 2019/2020 school year
October 5-6 Homecoming Weekend
October 12 Mid-Semester Break (No classes)
October 19 - 21 Family Weekend
November 22 - 23 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 7-9 Christmas Concert
December 10 Study Day (No Classes)
December 10 - 14
Finals Week
December 15 Mid-Year Commencement
December 15 Residence Halls Close for Winter Break (Noon)
January 13 Winter Break
January 13 Residence Halls Open (Noon)
January 14 Spring Semester Classes Begin
January 21 MLK Holiday (No Classes)
February 21 Collegiate Day of Prayer
March 2 Lacrosse and Women's Tennis Spring Sports Tailgate
March 16 Track and Field Spring Sports Tailgate
March 23 Residence Halls Close for Spring Break (Noon)
March 25 - 29 Spring Break
March 30  Baseball and Softball Spring Sports Tailgate
March 31 Residence Halls Open (Noon)
April 19 Good Friday Holiday (No Classes)
April 29 Study Day (No Classes)
April 29 - May 3 Finals Week
May 4 Spring Commencement
May 4 Campus Housing Check-Out (By Noon)
Summer Housing Opens
May Term Begins