Housing

Academic Break Housing. Stay With Us.








Halls close at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 19, 2021
Halls reopen at 10:00 am on Sunday, November 28, 2021

Do you need to stay past closing? Look to the right for more information.

Break Housing Option
Saturday, November 20 – Sunday, November 28

Thanksgiving Break Closing Details

  • Mail will not be forwarded over break. Mail operations will resume on Monday, November 29, 2021
  • Dining Hours for Friday, November 19, 2021 will be posted at a later date.

Getting Your Room in Thanksgiving Break Condition

  • Remove all trash from your room. There is a $25 fine for failure to remove trash from your room upon leaving
  • Remove all food items that are not stored in a sealed container. Throw away all food that may be perishable. The University is not responsible for power disruptions that may occur. 
  • Lock your door. Do not let other people into your room after you have left. Before leaving, make sure to get everything out of your room that you'll need over the break as once the building is closed you will not be allowed back in. 
  • Move all belongings three feet away from the heater. There is a $25 fine for obstruction to a heating unit.
  • The temperature in your room will be reduced to 55 Degrees Fahrenheit. This may affect plants and fish. 
  • The hall could be sprayed for pest control. You may want to cover up dishes and other items if they deem appropriate.
  • Close all windows and blinds.
  • Turn off lights.
  • Rooms will be inspected for health and safety reasons. You may be fined or processed judicially for items in plain sight. Both occupants will be held responsible. (we will fine each resident for violations)**

**Any items that are against residence hall policies will be confiscated and documented for follow-up. In most cases, a fine will be charged. See your hall staff for details.








Halls close at 7:00 pm on Friday, December 17, 2021
Halls reopen for Spring Move-In at 12:00 pm on Saturday, January 15, 2022

Do you need to stay past closing?

Break Housing Option 1
Saturday, December 18 – Friday, December 31

Break Housing Option 2
Saturday, January 1 – Friday, January 14

Winter Break Closing Details

  • To request Break Housing, please visit STARS.
  • Mail will not be forwarded over break. Mail operations will resume on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
  • Dining Hours for Friday, December 17, 2021 will be posted at a later date.

Getting Your Room in Winter Break Condition

  • Remove all trash from your room. There is a $25 fine for failure to remove trash from your room upon leaving
  • Remove all food items that are not stored in a sealed container. Throw away all food that may be perishable. The University is not responsible for power disruptions that may occur. 
  • Lock your door. Do not let other people into your room after you have left. Before leaving, make sure to get everything out of your room that you'll need over the break as once the building is closed you will not be allowed back in. 
  • Move all belongings three feet away from the heater. There is a $25 fine for obstruction to a heating unit.
  • The temperature in your room will be reduced to 55 Degrees Fahrenheit. This may affect plants and fish. 
  • The hall could be sprayed for pest control. You may want to cover up dishes and other items if they deem appropriate.
  • Close all windows and blinds.
  • Turn off lights.
  • Rooms will be inspected for health and safety reasons. You may be fined or processed judicially for items in plain sight. Both occupants will be held responsible. (we will fine each resident for violations)**

**Any items that are against residence hall policies will be confiscated and documented for follow-up. In most cases, a fine will be charged. See your hall staff for details.

MicroFridge Procedures
  • Remove all food items from the microwave and fridge/freezer.
  • Unplug the unit.
  • Defrost the freezer the night before you leave! You will need towels to soak up the excess water - Use a hair dryer to speed up the process if necessary.
  • Wipe Out: Leave the fridge and freezer door open when you are finished.
  • Verify that all parts that were marked on the MicroFridge Condition Report are there. If you are unsure what was included, contact your hall clerk.







 

Halls  close  at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 11, 2022
Halls  reopen  at 10:00 am on Sunday, March 20, 2022

Do you need to stay past closing? Look to the right for more information.

Break Housing Option
Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 20

Spring Break Closing Details

  • Mail will not be forwarded over break. Mail operations will resume on Monday, March 21, 2022
  • Dining Hours for Friday, March 11, 2022 will be posted at a later date.

Getting Your Room in Spring Break Condition

  • Remove all trash from your room. There is a $25 fine for failure to remove trash from your room upon leaving
  • Remove all food items that are not stored in a sealed container. Throw away all food that may be perishable. The University is not responsible for power disruptions that may occur. 
  • Lock your door. Do not let other people into your room after you have left. Before leaving, make sure to get everything out of your room that you'll need over the break as once the building is closed you will not be allowed back in. 
  • Move all belongings three feet away from the heater. There is a $25 fine for obstruction to a heating unit.
  • The temperature in your room will be reduced to 55 Degrees Fahrenheit. This may affect plants and fish. 
  • The hall could be sprayed for pest control. You may want to cover up dishes and other items if they deem appropriate.
  • Close all windows and blinds.
  • Turn off lights.
  • Rooms will be inspected for health and safety reasons. You may be fined or processed judicially for items in plain sight. Both occupants will be held responsible. (we will fine each resident for violations)**

**Any items that are against residence hall policies will be confiscated and documented for follow-up. In most cases, a fine will be charged. See your hall staff for details.








Residence halls close at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 13, 2022

Finals week for all students is Monday, May 9 - Friday, May 13, 2022

I need to stay on campus an extra week

If you need to stay past closing because you have an active role in spring commencement, will be graduating, or are a student employee on campus, you must fill out a late stay request form from the "Housing/Dining" information menu on STARS. This will allow you to stay on campus through Sunday, May 15 at no extra cost. Late stay requests will be denied for all other students.

Corbin-Olson Dining Center will be open normal hours between Saturday, May 7 - Friday, May 13 and will then be closed. Thompson Dining Center will be closed beginning May 13.

Do you need to stay over the Summer break? Click here for more information

Spring Closing Details

  • 24-hour Quiet Hours will be in effect beginning Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 1:00 am
    lasting until Friday, May 13, 2022 at 7 pm.
  • Residents must vacate within 24 hours of their last final exam.
  • Residents will be relocated during finals week if they violate residence hall rules and disrupt the floor community.
  • The last day for mail delivery will be Thursday, May 12, 2022.
  • Mail is forwarded over the summer automatically to your home address on file with the Office of the Registrar.

Getting Your Room in Move-Out Condition

  • Lumber and large items must be brought to the designated location in your hall.
  • If items are left in the hallways or lounges, the floor or individuals may be fined as they are a fire hazard.
  • DO NOT THROW LARGE ITEMS DOWN THE TRASH CHUTE! There will be a floor fine and/or a building fine if large items are stuck in the trash chute.
  • There are trash bags available at the Information desks for you to use to help you clean up. Begin throwing items away early to avoid the trash chute being full. If you are going home during weekends prior to closing we encourage you to take items home - elevators and carts will be in high demand during finals week. 
  • Pack-up, clean and get your room check-out ready.
  • Obtain an express check-out envelope.
  • Once checkout is over, place your keys in the express checkout envelope and return to the front desk in your hall. You will no longer have access to your room, so it should be the last thing you plan to do before leaving campus.
MicroFridge Procedures
  • Remove all food items from the microwave and fridge/freezer.
  • Unplug the unit.
  • Defrost the freezer the night before you leave! You will need towels to soak up the excess water - Use a hair dryer to speed up the process if necessary.
  • Wipe Out: Leave the fridge and freezer door open when you are finished.
  • Verify that all parts that were marked on the MicroFridge Condition Report are there. If you are unsure what was included, contact your hall clerk.

Need to stay past closing?

All residents needing to stay past the closing time must fill out a Late Stay Request Form from the "Housing/Dining" Information Menu on STARS. 

Sign-up Instructions
  • Log on to your STARS account
  • Choose the "Housing/Dining" Drop-Down Menu
  • Choose "Break Housing Request"

Break Housing Registration will remain open throughout the break period, but is assigned on first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Call UHDS at (309) 298-3000.

Rates

For break housing rates, visit our Rates page

Charges will be charged to your student account on the first day of each session.

Additional Information

Dining Hours and Information

Dining services are limited during the break sessions.  

Rocky Dollars are available during break sessions for laundry and other campus-life services. Visit wiu.edu/myID to add money to your Rocky Dollars account.