Thanksgiving Break

Room Inspections | Card Access | Personal Property | Break Housing Information | Temporary Thanksgiving Break

Residence Halls will close at 10:00am on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. Students who fail to vacate by this time will be subject to a $150 Unauthorized Occupancy Fee. Halls will reopen at 10:00am on Nov. 28, 2021.

Break Housing halls remain open during Thanksgiving Break. Students living in Break Housing halls should review the changes in service at their Residential Service Desk and Dining Services outlined below.

Thanksgiving Break Vacate Checklist

 Close and secure windows in your room and turn off lights.
 Turn off and unplug all electronics except for refrigerator units.
 Take out any recyclables or trash.

Room Inspections

Residential Life Facilities Operations staff and Environmental Health and Safety will conduct ongoing inspections of rooms during Thanksgiving 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 Nov. 24, 2021.  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

Take all essential and valuable items with you when you vacate for Thanksgiving Break. Residents are not allowed access to the Residence Halls during Thanksgiving 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.

Break Housing Service Changes

North Apartments, Brett, Cashin, Prince Residence Halls will remain open over Thanksgiving Break. Approved residents in Gorman are also able to remain over Thanksgiving Break. Gorman residents who wish to stay on campus must contact Residential Life Student Services for approval before November 22.

Lockout Assist Service in Brett, Gorman, Prince, and Cashin
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 RA On-Duty.  The number is available in your residence hall. 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 in 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 Emergency Maintenance.  The number is available in your residence hall. 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.

Mail Delivery
Standard mail and package delivery is suspended from November 23 through November 28.  Packages sent to on-campus addresses during this time will be held by delivery vendors until residence halls reopen on  November 28.

Temporary Break Housing

Students currently living in a non-break housing residence hall who need housing over the break period are strongly encouraged to begin seeking off-campus options either with friends, family or to secure a hotel or AirBnB option.  At this point, all on-campus temporary break housing options have filled.