Residence halls (except Christiana Towers) close for three breaks throughout the school year: Thanksgiving Break, December Break, and Spring Break. Students may request break housing in all traditional residence halls except:
There is a fee to remain in traditional (non-apartments) residence halls during breaks. Staff is not available to manage or monitor partial stays, so they are not permitted.
Break-specific information follows.
Spring Semester ends on May 28, 2015, with residence halls closing at 10 p.m. Residence halls reopen for Summer Housing on June 7, 2015.
To request a late stay, please complete the Late Stay Spring 2015 application (Interim Housing) found on the My Housing portal between May 4 and May 26.
If you are requesting late stay, you will need to vacate your room no later than the check out time indicated below based on your request. If you are in your room later than the check out time on the date you have requested, you may be charged a $150 late check-out fee.
|Late Stay Until||Check out time||Fee|
|5/29||10 a.m.||No fee|
|5/30 - I am graduating or participating in Commencement*
*This will be verified.
|6 p.m.||No fee|
If you are applying for Summer Housing for the first 5-week summer session or the 7 1/2 week summer session, you may add Interim Housing to your Summer Housing application. However, Interim Housing move in is on May 29. You should apply for a Late Stay in order to remain in your Spring assignment before moving to your Summer assignment.
Thanksgiving break begins November 20, 2015 and residence halls close at 7 p.m. Halls will reopen on November 29, 2015 at 2 p.m. To request to stay, please complete the Thanksgiving Break application (Interim Housing) found on the My Housing portal, available in early November.
December Break begins December 19, 2015 and residence halls close at 10 p.m. To request to stay, please complete the December Break application (Interim Housing) found on the My Housing portal, available in late November.
Halls reopen for Spring Semester on February 7, 2016 from 2 to 9 p.m., with room change period for students on campus during Winter Session from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
If you participate in Mutual Room Exchange (Mid-Year Room Change), you should review complete information about changing rooms, when you are expected to move out and what to do with your keys.
Residence hall check-in for Winter Session 5-week classes is on January 3, 2016 from 2 to 9 p.m. or for Winter Session 5-week class walk-ins, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m on January 4, 2016.
Residence hall check-in for Winter Session 4-week classes is on January 10, 2016 from 2 to 9 p.m. or for Winter Session 4-week class walk-ins, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on January 11, 2016.
Students leaving after Winter Session must check-out of the residence halls by 7 p.m. on February 6, 2016.
If you plan to live on campus for Winter Session, you must complete the Winter Session housing application found on the My Housing portal, available in October.
For more information about Winter Session, including information on dining plans, visit the Winter Session page.
Spring break begins on March 25, 2016, with halls closing at 7 p.m. Residence halls will reopen on April 3, 2016 at 12 noon.
To request to stay, please complete the Spring Break application (Interim Housing) found on the My Housing portal available in early March.