Academic break housing provides residents with a reasonably priced housing option during Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks. It is only available in a few areas, and services are limited. See calendar for exact dates.
On-Campus Academic Break Housing Areas*
- Athletic Campus: Harris/Millis, Living/Learning, Marsh/Austin/Tupper
- Trinity/North Campus: McAuley, Mercy, and The Cottages
- also at 439 College Street
All other residence halls are closed during breaks.
*Due to last-minute building renovations, Coolidge Hall is no longer available for break housing.
Choosing the Break Housing Option on your Contract
- New Students: Choose break housing on your housing contract to have the option of staying in your room during breaks.You will be placed in a break housing area.
- Returning Students: Choose break housing on your contract. During online room selection, choose a room in a break area.
- If you choose break housing on your contract, but also apply for a program in a non-break location, you will need to decide which you want more: break housing or that program.
- If you do not live in a break housing area, you cannot stay during breaks unless you borrow a room from someone who lives in a break area (details below).
Signing up for Break Housing
You need to sign up for break housing for safety reasons and in order to have access to your building.
- If you live in one of these halls and wish to stay for break: Complete the academic break housing request form* within myResLife. You will be charged the flat rate; nightly rates are not available.
- If you wish to stay on campus but do not live in a break housing area: You need permission to stay in the room of a break housing hall resident before you fill out the online form. You will be charged the flat rate; nightly rates are not available.
- INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS who do not live in a break area may stay in their own room. Complete the academic break housing request form* within myResLife. You will be charged the flat rate; nightly rates are not available.
- Please be aware that there are very few students in the halls during academic breaks, and the halls are not fully staffed as they are during the semester.
- The Department of Residential Life does have some staff on duty and Police Services is also available 24/7 during breaks.
- We also ask that you take necessary safety precautions for building security and your own personal safety.
- During 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.
*The online sign-up form usually opens two weeks prior to the upcoming break. We will email students when it opens.Last updated November 29th, 2016