Break Housing

Thanksgiving Break

The College is closed November 27-December 1 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 (5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, through 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 2). 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 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 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.
    • The Department of Public Safety (DPS) will remain open and available 24 hours a day over the break period.
    • Dining Services are closed November 27 - November 30. 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.  Please note the following Dining Services hours around Thanksgiving break:
      • Dining Center (Servo):
        • Tuesday, November 26, 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
        • Wednesday, November 27 - Saturday, November 30 - CLOSED
        • Sunday, December 1, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      • Bullet Hole:
        • Tuesday, November 26, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (USA meal plan students may exchange one meal between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
        • Wednesday, November 27 - Saturday, November 30 - CLOSED
        • Sunday, December 1, 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
      • Please note that Dining $'s and Bullet Buck's may be used at Kazue at the Majestic Theatre as an option Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

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.

Winter Break

All residence halls and college owned fraternities will close for winter break on Sunday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m. Residence halls and college-owned fraternities will re-open on Saturday, January 18 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

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, December 2 at noon and close on Monday, December 9 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 & 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.

Spring Break

Spring break begins on Friday, March 6 at 5:00 p.m. and ends on Monday, March 16 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.

For those who have a need to remain on campus for any portion of break, please take note of the following items:

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.

INDIVIDUALS REQUESTS

  • 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 spring break (5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, through 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 16). It is critical that we know who is on campus during the break period, particularly in the case of an emergency.
  • The Spring Break request page will open for individual requests on Monday, February 17 at 8:00 a.m. and close on Thursday, March 5 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.
  • If you are leaving campus any time after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 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:
    • Dining options may be limited. Please make arrangements and plans for your meals during this time. 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.