Important Winter 2020 Departure Information

Residence Life and Housing sent a message to all residential students about the departure from campus for the extended Winter Break; read it here.

Students also received a message with a departure time, as shown below:

Hello [Student Name] –

I hope you are well and looking forward to the Winter Break!

We are writing today to confirm that your departure date for the Fall 2020 semester is 11/24/2020 by 05:00 PM.

If this is incorrect, please be sure to contact us at as soon as possible, but no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, November 20.

As you prepare to depart campus for Winter Break, please be sure to review the important information available on our Winter Break Departure Website. Additionally as you plan for keeping yourself safe during your travels and time away from campus, don’t hesitate to review this helpful message from Vice President Penny Rue.

If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or 336-758-5185.

Best –

Zach Blackmon, Ph.D., MBA
Associate Director of Operations
Phone: 336-758-5185


To contact the Office of Family Engagement, please visit our contact page.

If Your Student Has a Problem

One of the best ways parents/families can help their students is to let them solve their own problems. Use the Stop, Drop, and Roll method when your student contacts you with a problem.  The flyer also lists contact information for serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.

Orientation 2020 slide shows

Parent and family Orientation sessions are available online.