Residence Hall Break Closing and Reopening

 

Important Information

It's important for students living in on-campus housing to know the dates and procedures for residence hall openings and closings throughout the academic year.  Please contact your Residence Hall Director for more information.

Residence Hall Closing and Reopening

The residence halls close for the following breaks during the academic year:

  • Fall Break - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Winter Break
  • Spring Break

Students living in on-campus housing (except for Campus Village Apartments) must leave prior to the closure of the residence halls. Only students who receive prior permission from Student & Residence Life are permitted to be in the residence halls when closed for breaks. Failure to leave on time and/or staying without permission may result in student conduct and/or residence facility violations.

Mail delivery and meal services are not available during breaks. After the halls close, no student may re-enter until the designated reopening day and time.

 

2022 - 2023 Academic Year Scheduled Breaks

Fall Break - Thanksgiving Holiday (November 22-27, 2022)

Residence halls will close at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022. The last meal served before the break will be dinner in Upper Bentley from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on that same day. Additional details regarding how students should properly prepare their room/suite/apartment prior to departure will be sent to students' LHU e-mail account in early November. 

The residence halls will reopen on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. Student ID access will be deactivated and no one will be permitted to enter the residence halls before this time.  Students should plan their return to campus accordingly.

 

Winter Break (Begins December 9, 2022)

The final examination period for the Fall 2022 semester is from December 5, 2022, to December 8, 2022. Students are to depart for Winter Break 24-hours after their last final of the fall semester.  Residence halls will close, and all hall access will be turned off for the semester, on Friday, December 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

Before leaving for Winter Break, students will need to complete a closing checklist to properly prepare their room/suite/apartment for the break.  Students returning for the Spring 2023 semester do not need to move out of their residence hall room for the Winter break. Please make sure to take all essential and valuable items. The office of Housing & Residence Life and Public Safety will not grant access for students to retrieve personal items after the closing of the residence halls. The University does not guarantee the security of property left in the residence halls and does not carry insurance that compensates residents for losses due to fire, theft, water damage, etc.

Additional details regarding how to properly prepare your room/suite/apartment prior to your departure will be sent to students' LHU e-mail account in mid-to-late November. Please note, housing agreements apply to the entire 2022-2023 academic year. If you will not be returning to campus for Spring 2023, please make sure you talk with your Residence Hall Director about canceling your housing agreement. 

 

SPRING 2023 SEMESTER OPENING

Spring semester classes will begin on Monday, January 23, 2023. Details for current students returning to campus and new students moving in to on-campus housing will be published to the Moving In (Spring 2023) in November.

 

SPRING Break (March 13-17, 2023)

Residence halls will close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2023. The last meal served before the break will be dinner in Upper Bentley from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on that same day. Additional details regarding how students should properly prepare their room/suite/apartment prior to departure will be sent to students' LHU e-mail account in mid-February. 

The residence halls will reopen on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. Student ID access will be deactivated and no one will be permitted to enter the residence halls before this time.  Students should plan their return to campus accordingly.

 

End-of-Year Closing

The final examination period for the Spring 2023 semester is from May 8 , 2023, to May 11, 2023. Students are expected to vacate their room within 24-hours of their last exam. Residence halls will close, and all hall access will be turned off for the summer, on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Graduating seniors are automatically approved to remain in the residence halls until after the commencement ceremonies.   

Students must see a Resident Assistant or Residence Hall Director to checkout and turn in their keys. Failure to do so may result in an improper checkout fee. Additional details will be emailed to students' LHU email account in mid-to-late-April.

 

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219 Ulmer Hall
(570) 484-2317

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

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