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Breaks & Early/Late Stays


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.

Spring Break 2019

Spring break begins on March 29, 2019, with halls closing at 7 p.m. Residence halls will reopen on April 7, 2019 at noon.

Break Housing Options
1. Stay late until 10 a.m. of March 30 for no fee.
If you leave after 10 a.m., you will incur a $150 improper check-out fee.
2. Enjoy full break housing for the entire week for $240.
3. Arrive early on April 6 for $50/night.

To request one of these options, please complete the Spring Break application in the Breaks & Early/Late stays section of the My Housing portal available March 5-27, 2019. If you live in apartment-style housing, you will keep your building access and do not need to apply for break housing.

If you are leaving for break, you don't need to formally check out with a staff member or turn in your room key, but your building access will be turned off when the halls close if you don't live in an apartment. Be sure to keep your room key and ID card in a safe place over break!

    Before leaving for break, you should make sure to do the following:

  • If applicable, close and lock windows and close the shades.
  • Remove perishables from refigerators
  • Take garbage and recycling to appropriate dumpsters.
  • Unplug all electronics except refrigerators and fish tanks;
  • If applicable, turn the heat to low.
  • Close and lock doors

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.

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