All residence halls close for identified breaks implemented into the academic semester (I.e. Thanksgiving and spring). During these designated break periods, students are required to leave campus and are not permitted access to remain in the residence halls unless prearranged break housing arrangements have been made with the Office of Housing and Residence Life. During Academic Year breaks students do not need to remove all of their personal belongings from their rooms. Removal of all belongings occurs only at the end of the Academic Year in the spring during move-out.

Thanksgiving Break 

  • Halls Close
    Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
  • Halls Open 
    Sunday, November 26, 2023, 9:00 a.m.

Semester Break 

  • Halls Close
    Saturday, December 16, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
  • Halls Open
    Sunday, January 7, 2024, 9:00 a.m.


  • Halls Close
    Saturday, March 2, 2024, 9:00 a.m.
  • Halls Open
    Sunday, March 10, 2024, 9:00 a.m.


  • Halls Close
    Saturday, May 4, 2024, 9:00 a.m.
  • For Graduating Seniors Only
    Sunday, May 5, 9:00 a.m.

Break Housing

There are options available for students needing housing during the University's break periods. Break housing is offered in Studebaker East Hall and Noyer Complex on the Howick/Williams side when the residence halls are closed. This is based on availability and students are subject to additional charges for each break period ($30/day). Students needing temporary housing for a break period are required to indicate this to the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Please email our office at for more information on how to secure break housing accommodations.


If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.