Residence Halls will close at 10:00am on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. 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, Dec. 1, 2019.
Reminder: Non-Break Residential Service Desks will close at 11:00pm on Friday, November 22nd and will reopen Sunday, December 1st at 10:00am.
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.
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 will expire at 10:00am on Nov. 23, 2019. If you have been issued a Temporary Card, please return it to your Residential Service Desk to avoid a $40 card replacement charge.
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.
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 22, 2019.
Thanksgiving Break Residential Service Desk Hours
Your Residential Service Desk will be open the following hours over Thanksgiving Break:
November 23-24 12:00pm - 6:00pm
November 25-27 8:30am - 5:00pm
November 28 Closed
November 29 8:30am-5:00pm
November 30 12:00pm-6:00pm
December 1 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 $35 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 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 $35 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 23rd. 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 December 1st. Blue Wall Hours are listed below:
DC hours will be available when they are finalized.
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 December 1st.
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. Students will be housed in Newton, MA at the Mount Ida at UMass Campus.
Meals for Students Staying at Mount Ida
Saturday, 11/23: 10:00am-2:00pm, 5:00-7:30pm (Bagged Lunch/Dinner pick up for 11/24)
Sunday, 11/24: Continental Breakfast in lobby of New Hall, 5:00pm-7:30pm
Monday, 11/25 - Wednesday, 11/27: 7:00am-9:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday, 11/28: Continental Breakfast in lobby of New Hall, Holiday Meal Service, 1:00pm-2:30pm (Bagged Lunch/Dinner pick up for 11/29)
Friday, 11/29: Continental Breakfast in lobby of New Hall
Saturday, 11/30: 10:00am-1:00pm, 5:00pm-7:30pm
Sunday, 12/1: 9:00am-1:00pm, 5:00-7:30pm
Students interested in changing their assignment for spring 2019 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.