Openings, Closings, and Breaks

Break Occupancy Requests

Break Housing Policies & Procedures:

*** For the 2014-2015 academic year, the Office of Residential will be piloting an expanded break-housing program, which will allow all on-campus residents to register to stay in their assigned room during Thanksgiving and Spring Break. Information on Winter Break will become available in October 2014, as we finish developing our break housing program for the 2014-2015 academic year. ***

Please be aware that the number of students in residence halls/apartments during the break periods may be very limited.

Limited services are available during break-housing periods. There will be a limited number of Residential Life staff present on campus to handle lock-outs and emergencies.  Please refer to the duty schedule on the entrance doors to each building for information about the Resident Assistant (RA) covering your area of campus. The Office of Public Safety will remain open. The dining halls will be closed; please refer to the Dining Services website for information about the availability of their retail locations. Many other services may be reduced or unavailable including Mail Services, Fitness Center, campus offices and other student support services. For more information on each service or office and its availability during break periods, please visit their website or contact them directly for more information.

All Ithaca College and Office of Residential Life Rules and Regulations remain in effect during break periods. Residents are only approved to stay in their assigned room during break periods. Room assignment changes cannot occur during break periods.

Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks:

All residence halls and on-campus apartments have break-housing available during Thanksgiving and Spring breaks. Residents must fill out the Break Occupancy Form (see below ) to register the dates they will be staying in their assigned rooms during the break period. Residents must submit the registration form prior to 5:00 p.m. the Thursday before the break begins.

A break housing notice is sent to all residents two weeks prior to Thanksgiving and Spring Break.  Break housing begins at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the Saturday of break and ends at 12:00 p.m. (noon) the Sunday that the break ends.

Winter Break:

The Circle and Garden Apartments remain open for all current residents who are also living on-campus for the spring semester. 

For all other residence halls, information on break-housing options during Winter Break will be posted on our website and distributed to residents October 2014, as we finish developing our break housing program for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Break Occupancy Form

The Break Occupancy Form will be available October 1st, 2014 as we finish developing our break housing program for the 2014-2015 academic year. The deadline for submitting the form to register for break housing during the Thanksgiving Break period will not be until 5:00 p.m. the Thursday before the break starts.