All residence halls and college owned fraternities close for Thanksgiving, winter, and spring break periods.  Residence Life will accommodate students who plan to stay on campus during the break periods.  Depending on where you live and the demand for housing, students may either be:

  • permitted to remain in their room, OR
  • required to move temporarily to another building for reasons of safety, security, and energy conservation

Because these are generally low occupancy periods, the College restricts access to many halls (see list below).  All other halls are subject to remain open (to students registered for break housing) based on the number of student requests submitted for that building.

The halls that CLOSE during break periods include the following:

Apple Hall                                      Paul Hall
Hanson Hall Quarry Suites (Corkran, Haaland, Hazlett, West)
Huber Hall Rice Hall
Musselman Hall       Stevens Hall
Patrick Hall Stine Hall


If you are a student who needs housing during these periods (international student, student teacher, athlete, etc.), you may want to consider housing in other buildings. During breaks, students living in the buildings mentioned above are moved to rooms in another part of campus. By choosing rooms in buildings other than those listed above, you are more likely to be able to stay in your own room during break.

Procedures for applying for Break Housing:

If you need to remain on campus during ANY portion of any break, you MUST register through CNAV/myHousing. The dates in which you are able to do this for each break are listed at the bottom of this page.  It is your responsibility to make alternative housing arrangements if you live in one of the buildings listed above.  Please be specific about what day(s) you need to stay in College housing.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Gettysburg College and its staff are committed to providing on campus housing to student groups required to stay on campus either because of requirements of the program (e.g. NCAA Athletics), or the inherent needs of the program (e.g. Orientation, service learning trips, etc.).

IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF ANY OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS YOU SHOULD NOT SUBMIT AN INDIVIDUAL REQUEST FOR BREAK HOUSING. Your coach or department will submit the request for you.

The online request form may be found by logging into CNAV, choosing "myHousing" on the first drop-down menu, and then clicking on "Login" button under the "Early Arrival/Break Housing Requests" section.

  • If your residence hall is open:
    • complete the information on the myHousing site (note your hall and room number)
  • If your residence hall is NOT open:
    • It is YOUR responsibility to make alternative arrangements with someone who lives in an open hall.
      • You should then submit a break housing request and list the hall and room you have secured for the break period.
      • You will need to arrange to borrow the key from the resident of the room you will be using.
    • If you do know anyone who lives in an open hall, you must submit the myHousing request by selecting the building "Unknown." The Office of Residence Life will then work with you to provide temporary housing during the break period.

Break Housing approvals will be sent to students via email from Sharon Fissel, Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing.

Please take note to the following hall closing and reopening times for the 2013-2014 breaks:

BREAK    HALLS
CLOSE 
  HALLS
REOPEN
  DATES TO APPLY
FOR BREAK HOUSING
THANKSGIVING   10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, 11/27/13
  Noon
Sunday, 12/1/13
Monday, 11/4/13 -
Thursday, 11/21/13
WINTER   10:00 a.m.
Sunday, 12/15/13
  10:00 a.m.
Saturday, 1/18/14
  Monday, 12/2/13 -
Thursday, 12/12/13
SPRING   10:00 a.m.
Saturday, 3/8/14
  Noon
Sunday, 3/16/14
  Monday, 2/24/14 -
Monday, 3/3/14