Break Housing

Spring Break Information

Spring Break 2017 Closing Bulletin

The residence halls will close for Spring Break at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017.  Resident students are required to vacate the residence halls by 7:00 p.m., unless registered and approved for spring break housing.  The residence halls will reopen after spring break at Noon on Sunday March 19, 2017.

Resident students who need to stay later than the closing date and time, return earlier than the opening date and time, or who want to remain on campus for any portion of the break must submit a request for break housing. To submit a request for break housing please follow this link to the survey monkey break housing request form:

There is no charge for break housing; however, a late fee of $40.00 will apply to any requests submitted after the closing of the survey monkey break housing request period. The survey monkey break housing request link will close on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at 10:00 p.m.  After that time all break housing requests must be submitted through the Graduate Assistant/Residence Hall Director/Area Coordinator of your assigned residence hall and will be subject to a $40.00 late registration fee. 

Any personal concerns with these deadlines should be discussed directly with the Graduate Assistant/Residence Hall Director/Area Coordinator for your assigned residence hall. Entry into the halls after closing for anyone not registered for break housing will be on an approved basis only through the Housing and Residential Programs Office during regular office hours. 


  • Meal plans are not active during break periods. See University Dining web site for break period hours of operation.
  • Health Services will have limited hours of operation during the break period.  See Health Services web site for break period hours of operation.
  • During closing, the Residence Hall Staff will make a routine check of all rooms in the interest of health and safety and to ensure that the closing instructions were followed (see list below).
  • University facilities staff may enter student rooms during the break to complete work orders or to perform routine and planned maintenance projects.

Closing Instructions:

  1. Unplug appliances (except for refrigerator and aquariums)

  2. Take valuable items with you (e.g., laptop, money, electronics, etc.)

  3. Remove items from the floor to prevent personal damage in the event of a water leak.

  4. Close and lock the windows (Shenks and Reighard windows area already sealed)

  5. Lower blinds, but leave them open

  6. Remove trash from room and dispose properly

  7. Turn off the lights

  8. Set thermostat to 70 degrees

  9. Lock your door and take your room key with you.

Failure to comply with the instructions for closing may be considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and may result in referrals of the Office of Judicial Affairs.

Thank you.

Housing and Residential Programs