Student life in residence halls
The Residence Halls officially close for Winter Break on Wednesday, December 19th at 9 a.m. All residents must leave the halls at this time. You do not need to officially check out and may leave your belongings in your room, but the halls are closed during the University's Winter Break. Students will not be allowed access back into the halls during the Winter Break.
We do offer current residents Winter Break Housing if they request it. Students may stay in the halls for $35/night from December 19 - January 11. All students living in Winter Break Housing will be staying in San Jacinto or Jester East floors 1-5. If your current room is in this area, you will be allowed to stay in your room. For all other students, you will be staying in rooms specifically set up for Winter Break Housing. The Winter Break Housing rooms have the typical room amenities (bed, desk, hanging space, etc), and you will have roommates. Students can elect to stay in Winter Break Housing for any or all days of the semester break.
Winter Break Housing is limited, and we may not be able to accommodate every student who requests it. Spaces will fill on a first come, first served basis.
To submit a reservation for Winter Break Housing, please fill out this survey. All reservations must be submitted by December 3, 2012 at 8 a.m.
*Please note that the Dining Facilities will be closed during Winter Break.
Can I stay in my normal room during Winter Break?
If you live in Jester East floors 1-5 or live in San Jacinto, you will be able to stay in your normal room during Winter Break. If you live anywhere else, you will be staying in rooms specifically set up for Winter Break Housing.
Because of residence hall staffing, all other halls will be closed during the Winter Break and you will be unable to access them.
I live in San Jacinto or Jester East floors 1-5. Do I have to sign up for Winter Break Housing, or can I just come and go as I please?
All students who plan to stay on campus during Winter Break, even those who live in San Jacinto or Jester East floors 1-5, need to register for Winter Break Housing by filling out this survey. If you do not submit your reservation, your key card access will be turned off during Winter Break and you will be unable to enter your residence hall.
Do I have to stay in Winter Break Housing over the entire break?
You can stay in Winter Break Housing for just 1-2 days or for the entire break - it is totally up to you. When filling out your survey, you can let us know the exact dates you will be staying with us.
Can I have a single room for Winter Break Housing?
We do not have any single rooms available for Winter Break Housing.
What should I bring to my Winter Break Housing room?
During Winter Break, all residence hall except for San Jacinto and Jester East floors 1-5 will be locked down, and you will not be able to access those halls. You should bring anything that you will need to your Winter Break Housing room, including clothes, toiletries, school supplies, TV, computer, etc. You will not be able to go to your normal room once the halls close for Winter Break.
How is Winter Break Housing billed?
Winter Break Housing is $35/night. It will be added to the first Spring housing bill, which is due on February 1, 2013.