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Winter Break Housing - 2015

The Residence Halls officially close for Winter Break on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 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 to the halls during the Winter Break.

We offer Winter Break Housing to current residents who register by noon on Friday, December 4, 2015. There are three Winter Break Housing options open to students:

  • Option 1: Full Break - December 16 through January 15, $1,050
  • Option 2: Fall Delayed Departure - December 16 through noon on December 20, $140
  • Option 3: Spring Early Arrival - January 10 at noon through January 15, $175

All students living in Winter Break Housing will be assigned in San Jacinto. If your current room is in San Jacinto, 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.

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 register for Winter Break Housing, please fill out this survey. All reservations must be submitted by December 4, 2015 at noon.

*Please note that the Dining Facilities will be closed during most of Winter Break.

Winter Break Housing FAQs

Can I stay in my current room during Winter Break?
If you live in San Jacinto, you will be able to stay in your current room during Winter Break. If you live in any other residence hall, you will be required to move to San Jacinto for the break.

All other halls will be closed during the Winter Break.

I live in San Jacinto. 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 currently live in San Jacinto, need to register for Winter Break Housing by filling out this survey. If you do not register, 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?
When you register for Winter Break Housing, you will be registering for one of the three housing time periods: Full Break (12/16-1/15), Fall Delayed Departure (12/16-12/20), or Spring Early Arrival (1/10-1/15). You can come and go at your convenience during the time period you are registered for. You will NOT have access to the building during any times you are not registered.

I only want to stay for one day. Do I have to register for an entire time period?
Yes. We are unable to accommodate specific date requests.

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 halls except for San Jacinto will be closed, and you will not be able to access those halls. You should bring anything that you will need to your Winter Break Housing room. You will not be able to retrieve anything from your residence hall as all halls besides San Jacinto will be closed for the entire break.

How is Winter Break Housing billed?
Your Winter Break Housing bill will be added to the first Spring housing bill, which is due on February 1, 2016.

I don't live on campus right now. Can I register for Winter Break Housing?
No, you must be a current resident to register for Winter Break Housing.

Does Winter Break Housing include extra Dine In Dollars?
Winter Break Housing does not include any extra Dine In Dollars. The DHFS-run dining centers are closed from 12/17/15-1/4/16.

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