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Winter Break Housing

winter break 2019

Winter break begins for students on Friday, November 22nd at 9 AM. During winter break, Centennial Halls and Johnson-McFarlane (JMAC) will be closed and inaccessible to students, as they do not have any kitchen access. The earliest students in these residence halls may beginning returning to their building is Friday, January 3rd at 8 AM

Mail and Packages

We will not be able to forward any mail or packages to students over winter break, so students should double-check the shipping address on any items they order during this time. HRE will hold all mail and packages for residents until they return to campus.

Dining Services

The dining halls will close on Thursday, November 21st after dinner, and will reopen on Sunday, January 5th for dinner. Students who are planning to stay on campus in the buildings that are open during winter break will be responsible for purchasing and preparing their own meals until the dining halls open again.

Winter Closing Checklists

Students who are not staying on campus over winter break are asked to make sure that their room is clean and free of any perishable food items, trash, or recycling before they leave their space. We also ask that students make sure to shut and lock their windows before they leave their space.

Students were given winter closing checklists at their mandatory floor meetings the week of November 5th. Checklists for Halls and JMAC, Nelson-Nagel-Hilltop, Towers, and the Apartments are available to download and print extra copies for anyone who needs one. Students can reach out to their RA with any additional questions.

winter break housing

Centennial Towers, Nagel Hall, Nelson Hall, Hilltop, and the Apartments are open through the entirety of winter break and, with approval, students may remain in their space without a charge.

Students who wish to stay in their on-campus space will only be able to do so if their space is in any of the buildings other than JMAC or Centennial Halls. Students who are placed in JMAC or Halls and would like to stay in their space during winter break should move to an available space in one of the buildings that will be open over break during Room Change Day, around the third week of fall quarter. You can talk to your RA or Resident Director for more information about Room Change Day.

winter break desk hours

The front desks in Nelson and Centennial Towers will be open to assist students staying on campus over winter break, with limited hours. 

The winter break desk hours are as follows:

11/22 - 12/23: 10 AM - 6 PM

12/24 - 1/2: 10 AM - 2 PM

Apartments residents will be able to pick up their packages from the front desk in Centennial Towers. All building front desks will reopen at 8 AM on Friday, January 3rd.