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 break begins on March 27, 2015, with halls closing at 7 p.m. Residence halls will reopen on April 5, 2015 at 12 noon.
To request to stay, please complete the Spring Break application (Interim Housing) found on the My Housing portal between March 2 and March 16.
Dickinson and Rodney will be closed during Spring Break. If you live in Dickinson or Rodney and apply for Spring Break housing, we will contact you with a temporary assignment for Spring Break.
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.