Break Housing

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break is from Wednesday, November 24 through Sunday, November 28. Many of you will be travelling home or somewhere off campus for the duration of Thanksgiving Break. We are excited for you to have this break and a chance to rest and relax before the final weeks of the Fall semester. When you leave 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.
The residence halls will remain open for the duration of Thanksgiving Break, so if you have a need to remain on campus for any portion of the break, you are able to do so in your own room without applying for break housing. Please keep in mind that although the residence halls remain open, many resources are not available during this time. If you will be on campus for any portion of break, please see the details below regarding what is available to you related to dining and other campus resources.
  • The College is closed on Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26. This means that College offices and departments will not be open and available as they would be during a typical week of the semester.
  • The Department of Public Safety (DPS) remains open and is available 24/7 even during the break period when the College is closed.
  • Facilities Services can be reached during the break in an emergency (flooding, no heat, etc.) by contacting DPS.
  • Dining options are limited on campus during the break period. Please see the schedule below:
    • Dining Center (Servo):
      • Tuesday, November 23, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      • Wednesday, November 24 - Saturday, November 27 - CLOSED
      • Sunday, November 28, 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • Bullet Hole:
      • Tuesday, November 23, 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      • Wednesday, November 24, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
      • Thursday, November 25 - Saturday, November 27 - CLOSED
      • Sunday, November 28, 4:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    • Commons:
      • Tuesday, November 23, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Kazue at the Majestic Theater (which accepts dining dollars) will be open on Friday (11/26) 3:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday (11/27) from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • If you are in need of breakfast or lunch, the Center for Religious & Spiritual Life is open and stocked with food over the break. Access is available to the Center via DPS.
  • Dining in town and through delivery services will be available based on restaurant schedules.

Whether you are 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 Education (Res Ed) at 717-337-6901 or via email if you have any questions or concerns.

Winter Break

All residence halls and college owned fraternities are closed for Winter Break from Sunday, December 19, at noon until Saturday, January 15, at 9:00 a.m. Residential Education 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

GROUPS

  • 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.

INDIVIDUALS

  • Students who have extenuating circumstances and need to stay for ANY PART of Winter Break must request break housing through CNAV/MyHousing.
  • The Winter Break request page will open for individual requests on Monday, November 29 at noon and close on Monday, December 13 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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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 Education 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 Education.

Spring Break

Spring break begins on Friday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m. and ends on Monday, March 14 at 8:00 a.m. During this time period, the majority of students will leave campus and 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 Spring 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.

The residence halls will remain open for the duration of Spring Break, so if you have a need to remain on campus for any portion of the break, you are able to do so in your own room without applying for break housing. More details will be available in February regarding what is available during the break period related to dining and other campus resources.

Whether you are on campus or not during any break period, 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 Education (Res Ed) at 717-337-6901 or via email if you have any questions or concerns.