Important Dates

Tuesday, Dec. 4 - Thursday, Dec. 6
Mass Transfer – students finalize spring room changes for spring 2018; see hall secretary 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 28 - Friday, Dec. 7
RAs will have informational floor meetings – look for signage on your floor

Thursday, Dec. 13
Deadline to apply for winter break housing

Friday, Dec. 14
Market Places close at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15 – Saturday, Jan. 12
Winter Break - $300 charge to stay in the hall for all or any part of break

Saturday, Dec. 15
Residence halls close at 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 12
Residence halls reopen at 8:00 a.m.
Market Places reopen for brunch
All residents must check-in at the front desk

Friday, Mar. 15 – Sunday, Mar. 24
Spring Break – free to stay in the halls

Saturday, May 11
Residence Halls Close at 12:00 p.m.

Staying on Campus?

Housing is available during winter break and a $300 required charge to be assessed for staying all or part of break. Apply for winter break housing by 12:00 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, December 13 to qualify. Apply online at My UI by clicking on the housing application button. No refund will be issued if you cancel Winter Break housing after 12:00 p.m. (noon), December 13.

Please Note: Only students who have residence hall housing contracts are allowed to stay in their building/room over Winter Break. You are not allowed to loan your keys out to other students or guests.

Hall Desk Hours During Break

Open 24 Hours: Currier

Desks for Limited Hours (8:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.): Burge, Catlett, Daum, Hillcrest, Mayflower, Petersen, Rienow, Slater, Stanley 

Please note: Regular desk hours resume Monday, January 8, 2019 at 7:00 a.m.

View the 2018 Winter Break Guide


How to Apply

If you are a student who is in need of a housing accommodation over winter break, you may sign up at a cost of $300.00. Only students who register for Winter Break housing can stay in the building. This cost is for the whole break, regardless of how many nights you stay in your room. There are no daily charges for winter break housing.

Please note:

  • All students must apply online for Winter Break housing. The application will close at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, December 12.
  • If you need to cancel your winter break application after you submit it, the deadline to cancel is 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, December 12. This is a firm deadline- you will be billed for break housing after this time, and exceptions will not be made.
  • There is no meal service during winter break, as market places are closed. You will be responsible for providing your own meals over the winter break. 
  • No guests are allowed during the break. Only registered students living in their permanent assignment will be allowed in the residence halls during this period. 
  • Student athletes who are in season and will be practicing or competing over break must also apply for housing online using the link above.  Please note, your coach cannot submit an application for you.
  • If you are a University Housing & Dining employee (e.g. a residence hall desk clerk) who will be working over break and living in the halls, you must still sign up for housing. Inform your supervisor to notify our staff that you will be working.

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