Openings, Closings, and Breaks

All residence halls and on-campus apartments have break-housing available during Thanksgiving and Spring breaks. All residence halls except for the Circle and Garden Apartments are closed during Winter break, and offer break housing options after the college has reopened in January. Circle and Garden Apartments remain open during Winter break. All residence halls except for the Circle Apartments are closed during the Summer break. 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 to register for break housing. During Winter break, if you live in a closed residence hall you must vacate your room for the duration of the break. For information about registering to stay in your current room assignment during a break period, please refer to our Break Occupancy Request page.

To assist our residents with travel planning, the Residence Hall Opening and Closing Dates are published well in advance. Students requesting to check into a new assignment earlier than the published opening dates, or to check out later than the published closing date in May can find more information and links to request forms on our Early Arrival Housing and Late Departures page.

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. For information about our health and safety policies, please visit our Health and Safety Room Checks page.

Summer Housing

Students taking courses during Summer Session I or II, and students employed by Ithaca College during the summer are eligible to live in Summer Housing. Applications for Summer Housing will be available in March at the Office of Campus Center and Event Services. Information on summer housing and Summer Housing Office hours is on our Summer Housing webpage.