Openings, Closings, and Breaks

Break Occupancy Requests

Break Housing Policies & Procedures

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.

If you are not familiar with the winter climate here, expect that over Winter Break there may be significant ice, snow, and wind chills that may make it more challenging to get around campus and the community.

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 a Thanksgiving Break Registration Form or Spring Break Registration Form to register the dates they will be staying in their assigned rooms during the break period (select "Fill Out Online Forms" on the Residential Life page). 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. 

All residence halls will close on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).  All residence halls will have break housing available beginning on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. for residents who had a Fall 2015 housing assignment.  Students found in the buildings after 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, December 19, 2015, or prior to 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2016, are subject to immediate removal from the building, judicial action, and a $100 unauthorized presence fine

Residents must complete the Winter Break Occupancy Form 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. on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

To submit a Winter Break Occupancy Request, please select from the following: