Residence Life & Housing (RLH) staff members participate in extensive staff training prior to fall opening and we encourage our residence hall staff to take time away and go home to their families to recharge during University breaks and between semesters. So, when the University isn't in session, staffing in the residence halls is limited.
Residence halls (except for apartment-style housing) close for three breaks during the school year:
There is a fee to remain in traditional (non-apartments) residence halls during breaks. Staff is not available to manage or monitor partial stays, so they are not permitted.
Apply for Thanksgiving Break 2019 between October 21 and November 21, 2019
Break Duration: November 23-December 1
Cost: $240 (8 nights)
Residence halls will close at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 22 and reopen at noon on Sunday, December 1.
If you need to request a late stay or plan to stay on campus for the full break, please complete the Thanksgiving Break application found in the Breaks & Early/Late Stays section of the My Housing Portal.
Your RA will give you a checklist, which each roommate should complete and sign. To contribute to the safety and security of our residence halls, Resident Assistant staff will be entering rooms to conduct health and safety checks during break.
Apply for December Break 2019 between November 19 and December 12, 2019.
Break Duration: December 15 - January 5
Cost: $630 (21 nights)
For December Break, you should plan to leave the residence halls within 24 hours of your last final exam. The residence halls close on December 14, 2019 at 10 p.m.
If you need to request a late stay or plan to stay on campus for the full break, please complete the December Break application found in the Breaks & Early/Late stays section of the My Housing portal.
If you are leaving for break, make sure to do the following before you go:
*FYI: You should still check out with staff even if you do not have your room key. Students who fail to follow move out instructions may be charged a $150 improper checkout fee. Additionally, if you do not turn in your key, you will be charged for a lock core change.
If you plan to live on campus for Winter Session, you must be taking courses or participating in a University-related program or activity. Residence halls reopen for Winter Session at noon on January 5, 2020. Residence hall check-in is noon to 6 p.m. Learn more about what you need to do to secure housing in our Winter Session Guide.
Not returning to campus until Spring? Residence halls reopen for Spring Semester at noon on February 9, 2020. Residence hall check-in is available noon to 6 p.m. Learn more about Spring check in with our Spring Move-In Guide, which will be posted to our website later in the semester.