The College is closed November 21-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. During this time period, the majority of students will leave campus. It is encouraged that they do so. There may be a small number of students that need to remain on campus for college athletics or other reasons that do not permit them to leave. Regardless of whether students are leaving campus or must remain over break, please read the following checklists closely.
For students who are leaving campus for Thanksgiving Break, please make sure that the following items are complete before leaving campus:
- Clean your room, apartment, and/or suite including the removal of all trash.
- Unplug all of the items in your room with the exception of your refrigerator/microfridge.
- Close and lock your windows.
- You do not need to take all of your belongings with you, but you are strongly encouraged to take all of your valuables with you.
- Lock your doors.
For those who have a need to remain on campus for any portion of break, please take note of the following items:
- If you are remaining on campus with college athletics or due to the requirement of a sponsored college department, you do not need to submit break information. It will be submitted by your coach or program staff.
- If you need to remain on campus for a personal reason not sponsored by the college, Go to CNAV/MyHousing to complete a Break Housing Form. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you complete this form if you will be on campus for any portion of Thanksgiving Break (10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, through noon on Sunday, November 25). It is critical that we know who is on campus during the break period, particularly in the case of an emergency.
- If you are leaving campus any time after 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, for the remainder of break, please complete the checklist above for students leaving campus.
- While you are on campus during the break period, it is important for you to note the following items:
- The College is closed. Business offices, academic departments, etc. will not be open and available.
- Dining Services are closed. Please make arrangements and plans for your meals while the College is closed.
- If you are here with a College athletic team or College-sponsored group, your meals will be provided. Check with your coach/leader for details.
- The Department of Public Safety (DPS) will remain open and available 24 hours a day over the break period.
Whether on campus or not during break, please note that there may be occasion for Facilities or DPS staff to enter your room during the break period.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs (RFYP) at 717-337-6901 or via email if you have any questions or concerns.
All residence halls and college owned fraternities will close for winter break on Sunday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m. Residence halls and college-owned fraternities will re-open on Saturday, January 19 at 9:00 a.m. Residential & First-Year Programs may accommodate students with extenuating circumstances who need to stay on campus during the winter break period. Depending on where you live and the demand for housing, groups and individuals may be permitted to remain in their own room or required to move temporarily to another building for reasons of safety, security, and energy conservation.
Applying for Winter Break Housing
- If you are part of an athletic team or group from a department that is required to be here over break, DO NOT submit a break housing request. Your coach or department will submit the request for you.
- Should you be relocated for any part of break you should plan on taking the belongings you require for the duration of your relocation. You will not be permitted access to your own room during this period of relocation.
- Students who have extenuating circumstances and need to stay for ANY PART of Winter Break must request break housing through CNAV/My Place/MyHousing/Housing-Self Service.
- The Winter Break request page will open for individual requests on Monday, November 26 at noon and close on Monday, December 10 at 8:00 a.m.
- Complete the Break Housing Request information and remember to include your hall/room number and your reason for this request. PLEASE NOTE: If your residence hall is not open, it is YOUR responsibility to make alternative housing arrangements with these two options:
- Secure housing in another student's room: On your break housing request, list the hall and room you have secured for this break period. You will need to arrange to borrow the key from the resident of the room you will be using for break.
- Request for relocation (if you do not know anyone who lives in an open hall). On your break housing request, select the building "Unknown" as your residence hall. The Office of Residential & First-Year Programs will then work with you to provide temporary housing during the break period.
- Break housing approvals will be sent to students via email from the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs.
All residence halls and college owned fraternities will close for spring break on Saturday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. Residence halls and college-owned fraternities will re-open on Sunday, March 17 at noon. Residential & First-Year Programs may accommodate students who plan to stay on campus during the Spring Break period.
Applying for Spring Break Housing:
- If you are part of an athletic team or group from a department that is required to be here over break, DO NOT submit a beak housing request. Your coach or department will submit the request for you.
- Students who have extenuating circumstances and need to stay for ANY PART of spring break must request housing through CNAV/My Place/MyHousing/Housing-Self Service.
- The Spring Break request page will open for individual requests on Monday, February 18 at 8:00 a.m. and close on Thursday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m. Complete the Break Housing Request information and remember to include your hall/room number and your reason for this request.
- Break Housing approvals will be sent to students via email from the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs.