Fall 2018 Break Information

Fall 2018 Break Info Header

October 2018       

This notice is just a friendly reminder to our residents regarding the upcoming Thanksgiving break closing, end of the semester policies for campus housing and the food service schedules.  This same information can be used to make travel plans.


  • Thanksgiving Break – Friday, November 16 is the last day of classes before the Thanksgiving break. All residence halls on campus will close for Thanksgiving week beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17 and ending at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 25.  See "Food Service" section below.
  • Fall Closing - We prefer that residents check out of their rooms two hours after their last final exam is over. The official hall closing time, however, is 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 14. All residents MUST be out of the halls by this time; absolutely no exceptions are possible. If students are unable to leave campus by then, private arrangements with local friends off campus or with a local hotel must be made. Hall residents that are remaining in the same locations for the spring semester simply need to complete a "Fall Semester Closing Checklist" and return the form to their Resident Assistant immediately prior to departure from campus at the end of the fall. Failure to comply with instructions on the form may results in fines.
  • Interterm – At 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1, only one hall will open for Interterm students who request paid campus housing during this period. Those who properly secure housing for this period from the Office of Student Affairs will be notified via email regarding swipe card programming and relocation details, if necessary.
  • Spring Opening - Halls reopen for the spring semester on Sunday, January 20, 2019 after 8:00 a.m.  Returning spring residents may not move back in any earlier.


Continuing spring residents may remain in their apartments during all or any part of either the Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday breaks.  However, if leaving your apartment for any extended period, please disconnect your electronics and small kitchen appliances.  Thermostats should also be left no lower than 55 degrees in order to prevent frozen water pipes.

Any apartment residents departing at the end of the fall semester should discontinue electric accounts and must formally check out of their apartment prior to departure at the end of the fall semester.


  • Thanksgiving Break - During the Thanksgiving break, residence halls are closed. Full food service in the café ends with dinner on Friday, November 16 and does not resume until the evening dinner on Sunday, November 25.  The Rathskeller will also be closed for the week.
  • Fall Closing - Food service for the semester ends in the café with dinner on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
  • Interterm - There is no food service available during the winter Interterm semester.
  • Spring Opening – Halls reopen Sunday, January 20, 2019. Food service resumes in the café for the spring semester with dinner on Sunday, January 20.  The Rathskeller reopens on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.


Students going to Rome for the spring must complete and return the Room Condition Report form, check out with their Resident Assistant and take all personal property home with them at the end of the fall semester. No on-campus storage space is available. Items left behind will be considered abandoned property and will be disposed of accordingly. Checkout includes leaving the residential area in a "broom-clean" state. All living areas will be checked and compared to Room Condition Reports. Damages other than normal wear and tear will be noted, and fines will be assessed and billed to the students’ accounts.

Feel free to contact the Office of Student Affairs with any questions or concerns regarding any of these matters.