Late Stay / Break Housing Program

FALL 2017 / WINTER BREAK CLOSING: The residence halls close for fall semester / Winter Break on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM (noon) and remain closed until they re-open for spring semester on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM. ALL residents who are not approved for Late Stay or Break Housing should check out of their housing assignment within the 12-hours following their last exam.

LATE STAY REQUESTS / BREAK HOUSING REGISTRATION: Deadline to register for Break Housing OR submit Late Stay Requests is December 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM. Approval of Late Stay requests and/or eligibility for Break Housing registration will be determined by USA Housing following the guidelines below.

▼   Fall 2017 residents who are NOT planning to enroll for Spring 2018 AND have a University-related need to remain in the residence halls beyond Winter Break closing
Students who are able to document their University-related need to remain in the residence halls beyond the closing date (see above), should submit a request for Late Stay. To be eligible for approval, request must be submitted by December 1st @ 11:59 PM. Late Stay housing is a privilege offered as a convenience to students and is NOT guaranteed. Late stay requests are considered based on the identified program, facility availability, and the timing of the request. Please Note: If your request is NOT able to be approved, the move-out deadline will remain Friday, December 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM (noon).
▼   Fall 2017 residents who HAVE completed Spring 2018 enrollment AND want to ensure residence hall room access throughout Winter Break

All students currently in room (fall semester) who are enrolled for Spring Semester 2018 and have a completed 'Academic Year 2017-2018' housing contract are eligible for Break Housing (upon request). Fall residents whose Winter Break plans include remaining on campus or gaining access to their room at any time during the break MUST register for Break Housing by December 1, 2017 @ 11:59 PM to ensure they have access to their residence hall room throughout the Winter Break Housing period and avoid a late registration fee. Card access will cut off at 12:00 PM (noon) on the last day of final exams (Thursday, December 7th). All residence halls will remain open for residents who have completed Winter Break registration.

Students interested in Winter Break Housing registration should visit the Winter Break Housing page to learn more BEFORE attempting to register.
TO SUBMIT A LATE STAY REQUEST: Log on to southalabama.edu/MyUSAHousing
> Select 'Break Housing / Late Stay' (top center under USA logo)
> Select your current room assignment (click 'Start / View Request')
> Those who are not enrolled for Spring 2018 will be routed to the Late Stay Request page
> Review 'Welcome' page details then click 'Continue'
> Provide the requested information then click 'Save & Continue'
> Continue to monitor your JagMail and the Late Stay Status page for more info as needed
NOTE: If the request is not approved the move-out deadline will remain Friday, December 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM (noon). 
COST/ASSOCIATED FEES
▼   Approved Late Stays

A $15.00 nightly rate for approved Late Stays will be charged (per person) starting from the date the halls close until the date of departure/check-out..  Any request received and approved after December 1 at 11:59 PM will be subject to a late charge of $100 in addition to the nightly rate. All late stay charges will be assessed to the students' account (PAWS) after check-out unless the sponsoring department/unit requests to be billed for the charges.

▼   Break Housing Registrants
There is no charge ($0) to remain on campus in your room during the Winter Break as long as your Break Housing registration is completed prior to the deadline (December 1 @ 11:59 PM) and you remain enrolled for spring semester 2018.
All Break Housing requests received AFTER December 1 @ 11:59 PM will be subject to a late registration charge of $100. Any applicable charges will be assessed to the student's account (PAWS) after Winter Break.
IMPORTANT NOTES
Please review all of the following carefully before submitting your Late Stay request or Break Housing registration
  • The deadline for submit a request for Summer Late Stay OR register for Break Housing is December 1 @ 11:59 PM
  • Any applicable fees/charges (see 'Cost/Associated Fee' section above) will be assessed to the students' account (PAWS) AFTER check-out unless the sponsoring department/unit requests to be billed for the charges. 
  • If approved, please be aware many services may not continue to be fully operational. In some instances, you may need to adjust your schedule or find alternative options. For instance, most on-campus dining locations close at the end of business hours Thursday, December 7, 2017 and will not reopen until Sunday, January 7, 2018 for spring semester students. 
  • If you withdraw or become disqualified from the program/event that necessitated your need for Late Stay/Break Housing, you will no longer be eligible to remain on campus during the Late Stay/Break Housing period.
  • Approved Late Stay/Break Housing students remain responsible for the 'Housing Contract Terms and Conditions' during the Late Stay/Break Housing period.
  • Overnight guests are not permitted during the Late Stay/Break Housing period.
  • Building maintenance, including painting and cleaning may be ongoing in the residential communities during the Late Stay/Break Housing period.