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End of the Year

As the year draws to a close, there are important things that you need to be aware of:

CLOSING OF THE RESIDENCE HALLS

If your student lives on campus, the day for moving out of the residence halls is fast approaching.   Students will be notified by Residential Life in preparation for that closing. As a general rule, students who are not graduating are expected to be out of their room within 24 hours after their last exam. Many students underestimate the time it will take to clear out their rooms, so you may want to encourage your student to begin packing their belongings at least a few days in advance of moving out. Southwestern does not provide storage, however several storage options are available in Winfield.

FINALS AND GRADES

The last day of spring classes will take place on Friday, April 25.  The week of final exams is from April 28 through May 2. For exam times, students should check with their professor or view the final exam schedule.  Final grades will be posted as soon as they are received from professors.

GRADUATING SENIORS

Seniors should have already participated in Grad Finale which helps finalize the graduation process. If your senior who missed Grad Finale, they  can visit the commencement website for more information about graduation; including ordering announcements and cap and gown. They should also take time out of their busy schedule to returning library books, close out their accounts, and make sure the college has an updated permanent address on file.

FINANCIAL AID PACKAGES for RETURNING STUDENTS

Returning students who are eligible for financial aid have been receiving notification of their financial aid packages.  It is important to stay up to date on all deadlines.   Students can monitor their financial aid status on Self-Service related to securing their financial aid before the fall bill is released on July 16. First payments are  due August 7. Counselors are available to help you in through the Office of Financial Aid should you have additional questions.  Click for contact information and office hours.

LOOKING AHEAD TO FALL 2014 RESIDENCE HALL MOVE-IN

For parents of returning students (sophomore to senior), the most common question we receive is "when can students move back into the residence halls?" For Fall 2014, the residence halls open on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Classes begin Monday, August 18.

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