Residential Life Guide

Openings, Closings, and Breaks

*** 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. ***

All residence halls and on-campus apartments have break-housing available during Thanksgiving and Spring breaks. During Winter Break, the Circle and Garden Apartments remain open with break housing 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. All residence halls except for the Circle Apartments are closed during the summer break. Please refer to our Break Occupancy Request page.

Approximately 1-2 weeks prior to each break, all on-campus residents will receive a Break Housing Notice that will detail the specific procedures and requirements for the upcoming break, including the deadline for residents of buildings with break housing options to register by filling out online form located on the Break Occupancy Request page. To assist our residents with travel planning, the Residence Hall Opening and Closing Dates are published well in advance.

Students found in a closed Residence Hall, and unapproved students found in an open Residence Hall or apartment after the published closing time, are subject to immediate removal from the building, judicial action, and a $100.00 fine. Similarly, students who fail to check out of their rooms by the required check-out time are subject to judicial action and a $100.00 fine.

All rooms and apartments will be inspected by staff during breaks to ensure compliance with closing procedures, health and safety regulations, and Residential Life rules and regulations. Violators are subject to judicial action.