Spring Break 2024

All residence halls (Palmerton, Connolly, Peterson, Placer) close Saturday, March 9 at noon for Spring Break. Residence halls will reopen Sunday, March 17 at 8am. Rocker Square Apartments do not close.

Students who need to stay in the halls over break for should complete the online application [under revision] by March 1 at noon. The cost of staying over break is nightly fee (see application for details). Any submission after March 1, 2024 is subject to a $25 late submission fee. immediate approval and access within 2 business days is not guaranteed.  Dining Services will not be open, with the exception of the 24/7 Market at Rocker Square. 

Please refer to this checklist for specific items in your residence hall.  In general, all students must ensure the following is done before leaving for break:

  • Close and lock all windows
  • Close drapes/blinds
  • Set thermostat to 60 degrees and "auto" - or what is applicable to your building
  • Remove all perishable items and clean room 
  • Remove all trash (each bag left for staff to remove is $20)
  • Turn-off all lights
  • Lock doors

Note: Residence Life and Facilities staff enter all rooms over break for health/safety checks plus to perform preventative maintenance and to ensure all items on the checklist are completed. Fines will be issued for items not completed.

Pre-Spring Break Health & Safety Inspections

Residence Life staff will stop by each residential room to perform our semesterly Health & Safety Inspections between Sunday, March 3 and Thursday, March 7, 2024. While residents do not need to be present, we do prefer at least one resident be present to address any concerns found.

We will address health, safety, security, and maintenance issues during our check. This includes prohibited items, propped doors or disassembled closers, access to exits,  general cleanliness, excess trash and odors, unattended appliances, fire and electrical hazards, unsafe lofts or furniture, and evidence of unapproved animals.


Thanksgiving Holiday 2023
November 21 - November 26
Residence Halls & Apartments Remain Open

Winter Break 2023-2024
Residence Halls & Apartments Close
December 14, 2023 at 12:00PM, noon
Residence Halls & Apartments Open
Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 8:00AM
Details available here

First Day of Spring 2024 Classes
Monday, January 8, 2024

Spring Break 2024
Residence Halls Close
Rocker Square Apartments Remain Open

March 9, 2024 - March 17, 2024
Details available here

May Closing 2024
Residence Halls & Apartments close
Non-graduating students
May 4, 2024 at 12:00PM, noon
Eligible graduating students
May 5, 2024 at 5:00PM