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Winter Break Information

All campus housing closes at noon on Thursday, December 15, 2022. All students are expected to leave for break within 24 hours of their last final or by noon on Thursday, December 15, whichever occurs first.  Campus housing will reopen at 8am on Saturday, January 7, 2023. 

Students who need on campus housing over Winter Break between Thursday, December 15, 2022 and Saturday, January 7, 2023 must complete the online Winter Break Housing application (under revision) by noon on Wednesday, November 31, 2022. 

Please remember housing over break is not guaranteed. All requests are reviewed and availability confirmed by Residence Life before acceptance and approval of applications.

Winter Break Checklist
A checklist will be placed on all resident doors that outlines specific items that must be done before leaving for Winter Break.  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 or blinds
  • Set thermostat to 65 (traditional halls) or 60 (Placer & Rockers) and the fan to "auto"
  • Ensure HVAC unit and sensors are not blocked
  • Remove all perishable items
  • Remove all trash, recycling, and clean room
  • Unplug Appliances:
    • Residence Halls - all appliances, including refrigerators
    • Rocker Apartments - all appliances, except major kitchen items
  • Turn off all lights
  • Lock doors
  • Return rented books to Rocker Shop

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

Residents Not Returning for the Spring 2023 Semester
Students not returning for the spring semester must notify Katie Wahls,  Director Housing & Operations in Residence Life, by 12:00PM noon on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 about the status of their housing contract (email kathryn.wahls@sdsmt.edu). Students who are not returning to housing second semester must vacate housing by noon on Thursday, December 15, 2022. Students graduating on December 17, 2022 will be able to stay in housing until 5pm on December 18 at no cost. Rooms must be returned to move-in condition: cleaned, damage-free, and with all University furniture. Mail will automatically be forwarded to the address on file with the University. If another address is desired, complete the online request here.

  • Rocker Square Residents Not Returning
    Key Return: Return all keys and cards to Residence Life via an "Express Check-Out" envelope (2 keys, 1 card). Envelopes will be provided to all students who are leaving. Extra envelopes can be found at the Surbeck Front Desk. Failure to return all keys/cards will result in improper check-out and re-keying charges.  Envelopes can be returned to the Residence Life Office or in the Residence Life maildrop when the office is closed.

2022-2023 IMPORTANT DATES

Thanksgiving Break
Residence halls do not close

Winter Break - Halls Close
December 15 - January 7
Details available here

New Student Housing Sign-Up
Application Opens February 13
Visit the New Student Sign-Up Page

Lottery Numbers Emailed
Sent to emails on March 1
For returners required to live on campus

Spring Break - Halls Close
March 11 - March 19
Details available here

Returning Student Housing Sign Up
March 20 - March 26 varying by group
Returning Student Housing Selection

May Closing
Halls close at noon on May 6
5pm on May 7th for graduating students