Residential Life

Break/Early Arrival/Late Stay

Housing Information

The College Housing Lease does not cover break or vacation periods and College Housing is closed during the following breaks: Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, Easter Break

 If you are faculty or staff and looking to submit a group request for a break stay please do not use the form on this page. Instead please use this link to "Staff Tools" in order to submit your request 


 

Break Policy Information:

Students in the categories below may request to stay late, return early, or stay for the entire duration of break.

All requests that are received on time will be reviewed, but we cannot guarantee that we will approve requests.

Late Requests are subject to a $50 fee.

Please note that meal plans do not operate over break periods.

Students who can request break approval

  1. International Students
  2. Students who live more than 300 miles from campus
  3. Students with a class and academic related situation (i.e. student teaching, internship, etc.) with endorsement from a Faculty member
  4. Student Groups such as athletic teams and clubs who have been granted permission through a coach or advisor
  5. Students assisting or working for a campus department during break (to be requested by department)
  6. Financial constraints- to be reviewed on an individual basis
  7. Extenuating family and/or home request- to be reviewed on an individual basis

 

2018-2019 Break Schedule: 

Break Period Halls Close Halls ReOpen Requests Due Approvals/Denials
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 20 6pm Nov. 25 10am Nov. 12 Nov. 14
Winter Break Dec. 15 10am Jan. 13 10am Dec. 7 Dec. 11
Spring Break Mar. 1 6pm Mar. 10 10am Feb. 22 Feb. 26
Easter Break Apr. 18 6pm  Apr. 22 10am Apr 9 Apr 11

 


 

Early Arrival for Beginning of the Academic Year (August):

Requests for Upperclass Students- Due July 20th

Requests for First Year Student- Due August 1st

At this time, any requests are late and are subject to a $50 late fee. In addition, as we prepare for Move In and Orientation, we may not be able to approve late requests. 

  • First Year Students Move in August 23rd, 2018 7:00am
  • Transfer Students Move in August 24th, 2018 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Upperclass Students Move in August 25th-26th 9:00am-5:00pm

 

Beginning of the Academic Year Policy Information: 

Student Rooms will not be ready before those dates and times

Students in the categories below may request to may request to return early.

All requests that are received on time (July 20th for upperclass students, August 1st for first year/transfer students) will be reviewed, but we cannot guarantee that we will approve requests.

Late Requests are subject to a $50 fee.

Students who can request approval

  1. International Students
  2. Students who live more than 500 miles from campus
  3. Students with a class and academic related situation (i.e. student teaching, internship, etc.) with endorsement from a Faculty member
  4. Student Groups such as athletic teams and clubs who have been granted permission through a coach or advisor
  5. Students assisting with Move In and Orientation who have been granted permission through a campus department
  6. Financial constraints- to be reviewed on an individual basis
  7. Extenuating family and/or home request- to be reviewed on an individual basis

 

End of the Academic Year Policy Information:

Graduating Seniors (Those officially approved to walk at the May 19, 2019 Commencement Ceremony) are approved to stay in college housing until May 19th at 6pm

For all other students College Housing closes at 10am. May 11, 2019. Students are required to move out of their rooms 24 hours after their last final or 10am May 11, 2019 (whichever is earlier).

Students in the categories below may request to return early.

All requests that are received on time (by May 1st) will be reviewed, but we cannot guarantee that we will approve requests.

Late Requests are subject to a $50 fee. 

Students who can request approval

  1. International Students
  2. Students who live more than 500 miles from campus
  3. Students with a class and academic related situation (i.e. student teaching, internship, etc.) with endorsement from a Faculty member
  4. Student Groups such as athletic teams and clubs who have been granted permission through a coach or advisor
  5. Students assisting with Senior Week events and Commencement who have been granted permission through a campus department
  6. Financial constraints- to be reviewed on an individual basis
  7. Extenuating family and/or home request- to be reviewed on an individual basis

 End of Academic Year Requests are due by May 1, 2019- Click here for Request Form


 

 

 

Residential Life

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