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Break Housing Information

The residence halls are closed at the following times of the year: Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer.

Students may apply for break housing (via an application on eRezLife) if one of the following reasons apply to them:

  • Geographically located more than four hours from campus;
  • University-related work, internship, or academic commitment;
  • Active, in-season athlete; or
  • Other exception listed in individual application or approved by Housing & Residence Life.

Students are not permitted to have guests while staying in break housing. Typical dining hours and meal options are not in effect during break housing periods, so Business Affairs will release information regarding dining near the break.

Please note that staying in Winter Break Housing or Summer Housing incur charges to a student’s billing account.

Break Housing Calendar

Break Halls Close Before Break Halls Open After Break Application Opens* Application Closes*
Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, November 26 at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 16 at 12:00 p.m. Friday, November 10 at 12:00 p.m.
Winter** Wednesday, December 20 at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 15 at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 14 at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 6 at 12:00 p.m.
Spring**  Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 29 at 12:00 p.m. Friday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m.
Summer  Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. (or 48 hours after last final exam) Move-In Day 2024! Wednesday, February 28 at 12:00 p.m. Five (5) days prior to check-in date

*Applications will be available via your eRezLife portal.

** Aquinas Hall, Cabrini Hall, Neumann Hall, and Serra Hall are closed during these breaks. Pending availability, students may be able to remain on campus if there are room vacancies in open buildings.