Threshold Student Handbook

The student handbook is very useful while you are here at Lesley. It’s where you’ll find our policies, important phone numbers, and fun things to know. During orientation, you’ll learn how to make the best use of the handbook.

Download the 2017-2018 Threshold Student Handbook (PDF).


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Dates to Know: 2017–2018 Academic Year

TRANSITION YEAR BEGINS
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

  • Students will have dinner together and set up their first meetings with their independent living advisor and employment coordinator.

OPENING DAY
Monday, September 11, 2017

  • Join activities for students and families; move into the residence halls

ORIENTATION & CLASSES BEGIN
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

  • During this period, orientation sessions will help new students to settle in to their new environment and prepare for their first field placement experience. Second/Bridge Year students begin classes

FAMILY & FRIENDS WEEKEND
Friday–Sunday, October 13–15, 2017

  • Participate in a reception on Friday evening and various events through Sunday afternoon
  • We encourage all Second/Bridge Year students and families to attend a workshop to make post-graduation plans

THANKSGIVING BREAK
Tuesday, November 21 to Sunday, November 26, 2017

  • On Tuesday, November 21 you are required to be in classes until 12:00 pm; you must check out of the residence halls by 2:00 pm
  • Residence halls reopen at 12:00 pm on Sunday, November 26

HOLIDAY BREAK
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 to Sunday, January 21, 2018

  • On Wednesday, December 20, you're required to be in classes until 12:00 pm; you must check out of the residence halls by 5:00 pm
  • Residence halls reopen at 12:00 pm on Sunday, January 21

SPRING BREAK
Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 18, 2018

  • On Friday, March 9, you're required to be in classes until 2:00 pm
  • Students who are working that day can arrange to leave at 2:00 pm
  • You’ll need to check out of your residence hall by 5:00 pm
  • Residence halls reopen Sunday, March 18 at 12:00 pm

GRADUATION & LAST DAY OF THE SEMESTER
Friday, May 4, 2018

  • We expect all students to be at Threshold until after graduation and the reception, which concludes by 5:00 pm
  • You may check out of the residence halls between 5:00 pm on Friday, May 4 and 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 5

TRANSITION YEAR SEMINAR
Sunday, June 3 to Monday, June 11, 2018

  • This is a one-week preparatory seminar for all new Transition Year students
  • Dates are tentative and subject to change

TRANSITION YEAR PARENT/STUDENT WORKSHOP
Friday, June 8, 2018

  • All new Transition Year students and families need to attend this 12:00 pm–2:00 pm workshop to begin the apartment search process for September occupancy
  • Date is tentative and subject to change

Download the 2017–2018 Academic Calendar (PDF).