Winter Break Housing

Ms Pawla in front of Christmas fireplace



The residence halls will close December 5, 2020, at 12:00 PM (noon) and will reopen January 18, 2021, at 9:00 AM. In an effort to control and limit the spread of COVID-19, Winter Break Housing will not be available unless approved for late stay or early arrival due to a verified academic or university-related need.


All current residents for Fall 2020 should leave campus for Winter Break, and return once the residence halls reopen for Spring 2021 on January 18, 2021.

Current residents may request to stay late after December 5, 2020 if they have an academic/university-related need to remain on campus. Click here for more information.

Current residents may request an early arrival for Spring 2021 if they have an academic/university-related need. Click here for more information.

Important Information Regarding Winter Break:

  • Residents do not need to remove their belongings for Winter Break.
  • The Fresh Food Company (Dining Hall) will close on December 4, 2020, and will reopen on the first day of classes on January 19 for Spring 2021. 
  • There will be a campus-wide power outage for electrical maintenance scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 20, 2020, from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • A student approved for Late Stay or Early Arrival may be subject to temporary relocation.
If you have any questions please contact your Community Director/Area Coordinator or contact the Central Housing Office (251-341-4663 or and we will be glad to help.