Break Housing

Residence Life will make every effort  to accommodate students who cannot leave campus during break periods. Depending on the length of the break period and the demand for housing, students may either be:

  • permitted to remain in their own room, or
  • asked to consolidate into another building for reasons of safety and security.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DINING HALLS ARE CLOSED AND MEAL PLANS ARE NOT ACTIVE DURING BREAK PERIODS.  LIMITED DINING OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS DURING BREAK PERIODS ON A CASH BASIS. THERE ARE NO ON-CAMPUS DINING OPTIONS AVALABLE DURING THE CHRISTMAS/WINTER BREAK PERIOD.  For more information, please see Dining Services

Fall, Thanksgiving, Spring and Easter Breaks
Your housing contract is for the full academic year and excludes scheduled University break or vacation periods. However, given the demand for housing, residence halls will remain open during the Fall, Thanksgiving, Spring and Easter Breaks for those registered students with transportation concerns, involvement in specific academic programs, or participation in University sponsored activities. Students who must stay on campus during these break periods must register here. Students will be notified by email when break registration is available.

Please see note above regarding Dining Services during break periods.  All University policies and terms of the housing contract remain in effect for students who remain in residence during break periods.

Christmas/Winter Break
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or reasons of safety and security, the University closes all but a few halls during this break period.  Students who must stay on campus during this break for a University sponsored program may be required to take up temporary residence in a hall other than their own during this time.

Students who must stay on campus during this break period for University sponsored activities must register here and must be approved by the Office for Residence Life to remain in residence during this break period.  Students will be notified by email when break registration is available.

Please see note above regarding Dining Services during break periods.  All University policies and terms of the housing contract remain in effect for students who remain in residence during break periods.

Senior Week
Students who must stay on campus during this break period for University sponsored activities must register here and must be approved by the Office for Residence Life to remain in residence during this break period.  Only graduating seniors and sponsored students participating in Commencement activities will be approved. Students will be notified by email when break registration is available.  One dining hall will remain open for approved students during senior week.

All University policies and terms of the housing contract remain in effect for students who remain in residence during Senior Week.