Academic Breaks

All residence halls are open throughout academic breaks. 

Guest Passes

Guest policy is outlined in the Guide to Living. No Guest Passes are available through Public Safety during academic breaks. Guests can be signed in at the residence hall front desk and must be escorted at all times. A student may sign-in no more than one visitor at any one time during Interim periods or Winter Break. Guest Passes will again be issued when classes resume.

Building Access

All residence halls are open during academic breaks. The only exception is the entrance to Wallach Hall, which is closed during all academic breaks. Wallach residents can access Wallach through John Jay or Hartley. Commuter students will not have swipe access during winter break.

Housing Maintenance and Facilities

During academic breaks, maintenance and custodial services continue, but on a limited schedule. Because buildings are usually at a lower occupancy, residents may also need to allow the water in the shower to run longer than usual before getting hot water. Place an online Maintenance Request or call the Hospitality Desk at 212-854-2779 for more information.

Winter Break

Students are only eligible for Winter Break housing if they are in housing for both the Fall and Spring terms of the academic year. Read more about eligibility and procedures for Winter Break in the Guide to Living.

Students Not Returning for Spring Term

Students who will not return to campus in the Spring (due to Study Abroad, medical leave of absence, living off-campus, graduating early, etc), and plan to check-out before Winter Break, should fill out the Housing Portal Cancellation step as soon as possible and vacate their room by the posted deadline in the Housing calendar