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!


August 21 at preassigned move in time

Check-in New Students
August 21 Welcome Weekend
August 22-23 at preassigned move in time Check-In for Returning Students
August 24 Fall Semester Classes Begin
October 1 FASFA submission open for 2020/2021 school year
October 9 Mid-Semester Break (No Classes)
Oct. 31 Fox Family Day
Nov. 11 Day of Rest (No Classes)
November 26 - 27 Thanksgiving Holiday
November 30 Study Day (No Classes)
Nov. 30 - Dec. 4 Finals Week
December 4 Residence Halls Close for Winter Break (Noon)
December 5 Midyear Commencement (Virtual Only)
Dec. 5 - Jan. 10 Winter Break
January 11 Spring Semester Begins for degree completion students, graduate students, and traditional undergraduate nursing majors only.
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No Classes, Students may move back into on campus housing.)
January 19 Spring Semester Begins (Traditional undergraduates only; nursing majors begin January 11)
February 15-16 Mid-Semester Holiday (No Classes)
February 25 Parents Day of Prayer
March 25-26 Spring Mini-Break (No Classes)
April 14 Day of Rest
April 26 Study Day (No Classes)
April 26-30 Finals Week
May 1 Spring Commencement