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     UVM Department of Residential Life
     406 South Prospect St.
     Robinson Hall
     Burlington, Vermont, 05405-0364

Important Dates

Robinson Hall

Academic break housing provides residents who cannot or do not wish to leave during breaks with a reasonably priced housing option. Due to low demand, break housing is currently only available in a few areas, and services provided are limited. Academic break housing periods include Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks. See calendar for exact dates.

Students who anticipate needing to stay during breaks should choose break housing when filling out the online housing contract.

  • Selecting break housing on the online contract will allow you and any mutually preferred roommate(s) you indicated on your housing and meal plan contract to participate in online break housing room selection.  If you do not choose a room in a break housing location, you will only be able to remain on campus during academic breaks if you are approved to borrow a room from a student who lives in one of those areas..

  • If you choose break housing but also apply for a program in a non-break location, you should retract those applications by the deadline if you don't want to be considered for an assignment in a non-break-housing area.

Academic Break Housing Locations

  • On Athletic Campus: Harris/Millis, Marsh/Austin/Tupper, Living/Learning Center
  • On North Campus: The Cottages (and coming in 2015-16, McAuley Hall)

All other residence halls are closed during breaks. Returning students who need break housing should select a room in one of these areas during room selection. New students can indicate a need for break housing on their housing contract, but are not guaranteed a specific location. Students who do not live in a break housing area can sign up for it, but must find individuals who live in break housing areas that will permit them to stay in their rooms.

Residents who do sign up for break housing should be aware that the number of students in the halls during academic breaks is very small. Although ResLife staff is on duty to supervise these areas, residents must also assume responsibility for building security and their own personal safety. During academic breaks, there is limited custodial service and no mail or main desk service in the residence halls. One residential dining facility remains open, and some retail dining locations on campus have limited operating hours.

How to Sign up for Break Housing

If you live in one of these halls and wish to stay: Complete the academic break housing request form* within myResLife. You will be charged the flat rate; nightly rates are not available.

If you do not live in one of these halls and wish to stay: You must obtain permission to stay in the room of a break housing hall resident(s)  before completing the break housing request form. You will be charged the flat rate; nightly rates are not available.

*The request form usually opens two weeks prior to the upcoming break. Students receive an email letting them know when they can sign up.

Last updated February 11th, 2015