Spring Break and Thanksgiving Break
Residents are not required to checkout during these shorter breaks and may stay in their units for the duration with no additional charges. For good housekeeping purposes, residents leaving for several days should make an effort to close/lock windows and doors and also remove trash. The time period between Fall and Spring semester, known in this document as Winter Break, will require a checkout and residents choosing to stay must pay an additional fee. See Winter Break Housing.
Winter Break Checkout
The Winter Break period between Fall and Spring semester is not covered by the Housing Agreement; however, residents may register in advance to remain in Housing over Winter Break for an additional fee of $400. Residence Life does reserve the right to specify units in which our residents stay during Winter Break to consolidate and maintain appropriate operational costs.
Residents not registered to stay over Winter Break are required to complete a checkout process for Winter Break that involves a unit inspection to ensure cleanliness with a Residence Life staff member and turning in their unit key.
Personal Belongings and Relocations
Residents are not required to move their belongings out of their unit during Winter Break if they are returning to the same unit Spring semester. In situations where residents wish to relocate to a new unit for the Spring semester, it is important that they submit their request to Student Housing in advance and relocate before departing for Winter Break. Semester break relocations are more involved as many factors have to be considered so as not to interfere with the Spring move-in process, as we receive new residents at that time.
Winter Break Checkout Guide
As residents are temporarily vacating their units for Winter Break, this particular checkout process focuses on ensuring that units are in a clean and functional condition to welcome new residents in the Spring. For example, a new roommate could move-in to a unit before the existing occupants return from Break. Checkout tasks are geared towards conserving energy used by appliances, ensuring proper sanitation, and securely locking premises until residents return in Spring.
Winter Break Parking Reminder
Residents leaving vehicles over Break are directed to park in specific areas of our parking lots to allow for effective snow removal around remaining stationary vehicles. Residence Life will advertise these locations prior to and during the checkout process.