Thanksgiving Break

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

Residence Halls will close at 10:00am on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Students who fail to vacate by this time will be subject to a $150 Unauthorized Occupancy Fee. Halls will reopen at 10:00am on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

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

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. 18, 2017.  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, Lincoln, Brett, Cashin, Johnson, 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 18, 2017.

Thanksgiving Break Residential Service Desk Hours

Your Residential Service Desk will be open the following hours over Spring Break:

November 18-19 12:00pm - 6:00pm
November 20-22  8:30am - 5:00pm
November 23      Closed
November 24      8:30am-5:00pm
November 25     12:00pm-6:00pm
November 26     10:00am-11:00pm

Your RSD phone number can be found here.

Lockout Assist Service in Brett, Gorman, Prince, Cashin and Johnson
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 $25 Lockout Assist Fee which will be applied to the student’s Bursar bill.

Lockout Assist Service in Lincoln and 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 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 $25 Lockout Assist Fee which will be applied to the student’s Bursar bill.

Campus Dining Options Over Thanksgiving Break

All Dining Commons will close at 1:00pm on November 18th.  Students will be able to use Dining Commons swipes and Dining Dollars at the Blue Wall over Thanksgiving Break.  DC hours will resume on Sunday November 26th.  Blue Wall Hours are listed below:

November 18-19: 11:30am-7:00pm
November 20-21: 10:30am-7:00pm
November 22: 10:30am-3:00pm
November 23: 11:00am-7:00pm
November 24-25: Closed

Mail Delivery
Standard mail and package delivery will operate normally only in Break Housing Halls over Thanksgiving Break.  All other package and letter mail will be held until residence halls reopen on November 26th.

Temporary Break Housing

Students currently living in a non-break housing residence hall who need housing over the break period are strongly encouraged to contact our office to discuss options. Temporary accommodations are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Students can also discuss a permanent reassignment to an available space in a break housing hall.

Additional Information

Students interested in changing their assignment for spring 2018 can find more information about their options here.

Students who are considering transferring, moving off-campus, going on exchange or withdrawing are required to cancel their housing assignment.  You can find more information about the Cancellation Fee Schedule here.