Important Dates

December 19 – January 23
Winter Break

December 9
Deadline to apply for Winter Break housing

Leaving for Break?

Before you leave for break, make sure you follow the steps below.

  • Remove all food from you refrigerator and check expiration dates on other food items, throw anything away that will expire before January 23, 2021
  • Clean your refrigerator and microwave
  • Turn off everything in your room and unplug what you can
  • Leave your refrigerator plugged in
  • Remove all furnishing on or around the radiator
  • Take trash out to the dumpster
  • Make sure your window is closed and locked
  • Leave your heat on low
  • Make necessary arrangements for care of plants and fish (UH&D Staff will not provide care)
  • Do not put any potting soil or other solid materials down drains
  • Lock your door, take your room key and student ID with you
  • An express check-out can be completed anytime the front desk is open in your hall.
  • Once your room is entirely empty and cleaned, please go to the desk to check out.
  • The desk clerk will help you take care of all of your checkout steps, which includes updating your mail forwarding address and returning your key.
  • Once you return your key, you will no longer have access to your room.
  • An RA will check your room at a later time, if there are damage charges, you will receive an email notification.

Staying on Campus?

Housing is available during winter break at an additional fee of $120.00 per week for room and 10 meals. Students that apply may reside in their residence hall room for the break period. Apply online at My UI by clicking on the housing application button. Applications should be submitted by December 9. During the application process, students will select the specific week(s) that they will be in the halls. Students will receive their official contract and have until December 16 to cancel their plans without penalty. Cancellations after December 16 will be subject to a $50 late fee.

Quiet Hours During Break

Extended Quiet Hours:

  • December 6 – 12: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • December 12 – 18: 24 Hours

Meal Service During Break

Students living in the residence halls over winter break will be provided a meal plan including 10 meals per week. These may be used any time between December 19 and January 22, and do not carry over to Spring 2021. Up to 5 meal swipes may be used each day.

December 19 – January 3 – Students that are here in the halls for the first two weeks of break will order their meals online and will come to their respective c-store to pick up their meals. Students will pick up their meals from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the C Stores. Meals must be ordered by 12:00 p.m. the day prior. Lunch, dinner, and breakfast for the following day will be delivered.

January 4 – January 22 –   Breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals will be served at Burge and Hillcrest market places. You can view the hours below or on the dining website. Students will take meals to-go. No reservation will be needed to enter the market place during this time. Spring 2021 meal plans will begin on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

Hours of Service for Burge and Hillcrest Market Places

Monday-Friday

  • Breakfast: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday

  • Brunch: 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Please follow the deadlines below when submitting your food orders over a university holiday.

December 18
Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 17
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 18

December 19
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 17
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 18

December 19
Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 18
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 19

December 20
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 18
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 19

December 20
Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 19
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 20

December 21
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 19
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 20

December 21
Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 20
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 21

December 22
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 20
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 21

December 22
Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 21
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 22

December 23
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 21
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 22

December 23
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 22
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 23

December 24
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 22
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 23

December 25
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 22
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 23

December 26
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 22
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 23

December 26
Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 23
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 26

December 27
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 23
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 26

December 27
Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 26
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 27

December 28
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 26
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 27

December 28
Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 27
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 28

December 29
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 27
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 28

December 29
Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 28
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 29

December 30
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 28
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 29

December 30
Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 29
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 30

December 31
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 29
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 30

December 31
Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 30
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 31

January 1
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 30
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 31

January 2
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 30
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): December 31

January 2
Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 31
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): January 2

January 3
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: December 31
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): January 2

January 3
Lunch and Dinner
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: January 2
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): January 3

January 4
Breakfast
Deadline to Order by 12:00 p.m.: January 2
Pick up Date (between 12:00-3:00 p.m.): January 3

Hall Desk Hours During Break

Desk hours for winter break are as follows:

Friday, December 18

  • Currier: 24 Hours
  • Hillcrest & Mayflower: 7:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. (midnight)
  • Burge, Catlett, Daum, Petersen, Rienow & Slater: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 19 – Sunday, January 17

  • Currier: 24 Hours
  • All other residence halls: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*All desks, except for Currier, will be closed on Friday, December 25

Monday, January 18 – Friday, January 22

  • Currier: 24 Hours
  • All other residence halls: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The academic schedule for desk hours will begin on Saturday, January 23 at 7:00 a.m.

How to Apply

Sign up for winter break by using the link below.

Sign Up for Winter Break