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Residence Life and Housing

Winter Break Policies and Procedures

Winter Break Closing Information

Quiet Hours

Our 24-hour quiet hours will be enforced during Finals Week, beginning Saturday, December 4, at midnight and ending on Saturday, December 11 at 9 a.m. Regular quiet hours will be observed during the break.

Residence Hall Winter Break Closure

The residence halls are closed for winter break. The residence halls are only accessible to residents who sign up for winter break housing. You do not need to remove your belongings; however, we recommend that you take home items of value. Please make sure to complete the following checklist prior to leaving for winter break:

  • Clean room/bathroom – place all trash in dumpsters
  • Clean fridge (do NOT unplug) – remove all perishable items
  • Clean all small personal appliances (please UNPLUG)
  • Clear off window seat – air filter will be replaced during break
  • Turn the heater to low and/or set to 60 degrees
  • Close curtains and turn off lights
  • Lock the windows and door

Residence Hall Winter Break Housing

You have the option to stay in your current room during winter break. The cost for winter break housing is $225. The winter break housing fee will be billed to your Bursar account. To reserve your space, complete the winter break form; access this form in the housing portal via WINGS Express. Once the form is accepted, residents of Honors and The Woods should stop by the package window at the Residence Life & Housing office (under the water tower) to pick up the winter break hallway key prior to Friday 12/10 at 7 p.m.; make sure to bring your photo ID to pick-up your key. Hamilton Hall residents do not need to pick up a key, as your Wright1 Card will be activated for access once the form is accepted.

Sign Up for Winter Break Housing


Apartment Winter Break Housing

Housing over winter break is included with your apartment housing agreement. There is no additional fee nor do you need to register to stay during winter break.

Winter Break Move-Outs

All residence hall agreements include both Fall Semester 2021 and Spring Semester 2022. If you are not returning to the university, you are permitted to cancel your housing agreement. You must complete the “Are you leaving us form” found on the housing website to have your agreement canceled.

If you are attending the university but would like to cancel your housing agreement, you must submit an appeal request in the housing portal via WINGS Express. Unless your appeal is approved, the contract is not cancellable.

If you are NOT returning for the Spring Semester, you must pick up a check-out form at the Residence Life and Housing office, complete your move-out and return keys no later than Friday 12/10 at 8 p.m.

Registration for Spring Semester

As a reminder, you must be enrolled in classes to reside in campus housing. The deadline to register for spring classes is January 3, 2022. If you are not registered, you will be required to move out; you must pick up a check-out form at the Residence Life and Housing office, complete your move-out and return keys to the dropbox no later than Monday, January 3, 2022, at 8 p.m.

Winter Break Maintenance

During the winter break closure, staff may enter rooms to complete work orders, conduct inspections, and complete preventative maintenance. Should you have any maintenance requests, please submit them through the online maintenance form.

Service Window Winter Break Schedule

  • Monday, December 13–Friday, December 17, 2021: OPEN 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, December 20–Thursday, December 23, 2021: OPEN 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, December 24, 2021: OFFICE CLOSED
  • Monday, December 27–Friday, December 31, 2021: OPEN 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, January 3, 2022: OPEN 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.