Fall Move-Out and Winter Break

Check Out | Traditional Halls | Break Housing Halls

Traditional halls will close for Winter Break at 10:00am on Friday, December 17, 2021.  Non-Break residents who fail to check out by this time will be subject to a $150 Unauthorized Occupancy Fee.

Check Out

Students who are returning to the same room for spring semester are not required to check out.  Students should keep their key in a safe place over winter session as they will need it when they return for spring semester.

Who Needs to Check Out:

  • Students who are cancelling for spring semester
  • Students who have selected a new assignment for spring semester using Online Room Selection
  • Students who have been pulled into a new space for spring semester
  • Students who have performed a swap for spring semester.

To check out a student must remove their belongings and turn in their key to the Residential Service Desk prior to halls closing for break. If you forgot to return your key, please view the Key Return and Room Access page.

Traditional Halls

Residence Halls will close for Winter Break at 10:00am on Friday, December 17, 2021.

Room Inspections

Residential Life Facilities Operations staff and Environmental Health and Safety will conduct ongoing inspections of rooms during winter break. Inspections consist of visual surveys of rooms. Illegal items and other policy violations in plain view will be documented and referred to the appropriate authorities.

Card Access

Card Access will expire at 10:00am on Dec. 17, 2021. If you need to gain access to your hall after this time please view the Key Return and Room Access page. If you have been issued a Temporary Card, please return it to your Residential Service Desk to avoid a $40 card replacement charge.

Personal Property

Students are allowed to leave belongings in their room over winter session.  Students are encouraged to take all essential and valuable items with you when you vacate for winter break. Residents are not allowed access to the Residence Halls during winter break. The University does not guarantee the security of property left in the residence halls and does not carry insurance that compensates residents for losses due to fire, theft, water damage, etc. 

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Temporary Break Housing

At this time, all temporary break housing spaces for Winter Break have filled.  Students who require accommodations over Winter Break can come to Residential Life Student Services to discuss a permanent reassignment to a break housing space.  Students who do not wish to change their permanent assignment are encouraged to find off-campus or hotel accommodations.

Mail

Mail and packages are not delivered to non-break halls during winter break.  Please ensure to forward any important packages to the appropriate address over the break period.  For more information view What Happens To My Mail Over The Break

Mail and packages will not be delivered during the campus closure period of December 24, 2021 through January 2, 2022.

Break Housing Halls

North, Brett, Cashin and Prince Residence Halls will remain open over Winter Session. Approved residents in Gorman are also able to remain over Winter Session. Gorman residents who wish to stay on campus must contact Residential Life Student Services for approval before December 15, 2021. Students living in Break Housing halls should also review the changes in Dining Services.

Break Housing residents who either cancel their spring assignment or select out of Break Housing for the spring are expected to fully check out of their current space by no later than January 7 at 4:00pm.

Winter Break Residential Service Desk Hours

All RSDs will be open on December 17 from 9:00am - 10:00am. Brett, Cashin, Crabtree, and Prince RSDs will move to the Winter Break schedule on December 17 through January 22, 2022.  Residential Service Desk Hours during Winter Break are as follows:

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm (closed for lunch 12:00pm-12:30pm)
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Service Desks are closed when the campus is closed due to weather events or a scheduled closure.  As a result, all Service Desks will be closed from December 24, 2021 throguh January 2, 2022.  Brett, Cashin, Crabtree and Prince will reopen on Monday, January 3 at 9:00am.  Mail and packages will not be delivered to campus during the campus closure period.  Students who require packaged delivery during this time are encouraged to utilized a nearby Amazon pick up location.

Your RSD phone number can be found here.

Lockout Assist Service (Brett, Cashin, Gorman, Prince)

Students who lock themselves out of their room during Residential Service Desk Hours can contact the Residential Service Desk to request a Lockout Assist. Students who lock themselves out of their room outside of Residential Service Desk Hours should contact the Operations Center by calling 413 545-0812.  Requesting a Lockout Assist requires staff to come directly to your room to unlock your door and verify that you have your room key.  Please note that there is a $50 Lockout Assist Fee which will be applied to the student’s Bursar bill.

Lockout Assist Service (North)

Students who lock themselves out of their room during Residential Service Desk Hours can contact the Residential Service Desk to request a Lockout Assist. Students who lock themselves out of their room outside of Residential Service Desk Hours should contact the Operations Center by calling 413 545-0812.  Requesting a Lockout Assist requires staff to come directly to your room to unlock your door and verify that you have your room key.  Please note that there is a $50 Lockout Assist Fee which will be applied to the student’s Bursar bill.

Lockout Assist Service during Campus Closure

Students who lock themselves out of their room during the campus closure period (December 24 - January 2) should contact the Operations Center by calling 413 545-0812.  Requesting a Lockout Assist requires staff to come directly to your room to unlock your door and verify that you have your room key.  Please note that there is a $50 Lockout Assist Fee which will be applied to the student's Bursar bill.