Prepare for Thanksgiving Break & The End of Semester

November 17, 2023

If you will be leaving campus for Thanksgiving break, please complete these simple steps to keep your residence hall and room safe.

  • Close and lock all windows
  • Turn off lights
  • Remove all perishables from your refrigerator
  • Dispose of all garbage and recycling in your room
  • Remove flammable items from radiators/heating units
  • Turn off and unplug non-essential appliances
  • Prepare to donate unwanted clothing and shoes during Clean and Go Green on November 30 and December 1.

If you are staying on campus and need assistance, the Hartley Hospitality Desk will maintain normal operating hours over break.

Looking Ahead: Eligibility for Winter Break Housing & Fall Semester Check-Out

Winter break runs from Friday, December 22, 2023, through Monday, January 15, 2024. Spring semester begins Tuesday, January 16.

Students who plan to continue living on-campus through the end of spring semester may remain in Columbia Housing over break.

Students who will not complete a full spring semester on campus because they are graduating in February, studying abroad, or taking a leave of absence are not eligible for winter break housing and must:

  1. Cancel their Spring Semester housing by November 27 to avoid a cancellation fee; and
  2. Check out within 24 hours of their last exam, or by 12 p.m. noon on December 22, 2023, whichever is sooner.

More information about winter break and Check-Out will be shared in December.

Spring Semester: If You Intend to Request a Room Swap

Students who wish to complete a room swap must initiate the process by November 27. Requests received after November 27 will need to be resubmitted at the start of spring semester. Room availability may be limited at that point. Learn more about room swaps.

If you have any questions, please contact our team at [email protected].