University Student Housing will provide housing for residence hall students during the breaks when classes are not in session during Thanksgiving, Winter Break and Spring Break. Please see additional information below regarding each of the break periods.

Although the residence halls officially close during Winter Break, students are able to stay on campus. There is an additional charge for all residence hall students who stay on campus during Winter Break housing. These costs are not assessed to students who do not utilize this service. Only authorized individuals are allowed in the residence halls during breaks, therefore guests are not permitted as this is a service that we can provide to hall residents only. Students staying on campus for Winter Break may be required to temporarily move during the break period.

If you have specific questions or concerns, please email break[email protected].


Thanksgiving Break Button

November 22, 2021 - November 24, 2021

  • Students will be asked and expected to register for Thanksgiving Break through the Housing Portal beginning on October 1, 2021
  • All residence halls will remain open for Thanksgiving Break.
  • Students will be allowed to remain in their room during Thanksgiving Break.
  • MSU Offices will be closed on the following days:
    • Thursday, November 25, 2021-Friday, November 26, 2021
  • There is no additional cost for students to stay on-campus for Thanksgiving Break
  • Dining Halls will be open on a limited schedule during Thanksgiving Break
    • Hours TBD
  • Accommodations are for on-campus residents only, visitors, non-registered residents, and/or overnight guests are not permitted. This is inclusive of the ResLife Apartments and Headwaters Complex.
  • Mail may not be sorted, distributed, or delivered to all of the residence halls for Thanksgiving Break depending on staffing. Please plan accordingly.
  • The terms of the University Student Housing-Residence Halls Contract and policies and procedures outlined in the Residence Hall Handbook and the MSU Student Code of Conduct will be in full effect. All policy violations discovered during this time will be documented and processed through the University Conduct system.

If you have specific questions or concerns, please email break[email protected].


Winter Break/Snowmester Housing

December 17, 2021 - January 16, 2022

  • Winter Break Registration will be available online through the Housing Portal in the Break Housing section as ofOctober 1, 2021.
  • All residence halls close for Winter Break on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm and remain closed through Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 12:00pm.
  • Spring semester classes will begin on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
  • MSU Offices will be closed on Friday, December 24, 2021.
  • The cost for Winter Break Housing is $25 per night. This will be billed to their student account.
  • Students who are not registered for Winter Break will need to vacate the residence halls by 1:00pm on Friday, December 17, 2021.
  • Some residence halls will remain available for Winter break housing with the possibility of more halls being available if there is enough demand and staff. Students living in halls that are closed for Winter Break may stay in temporary empty rooms during Winter break in available halls.
  • Dining Halls will be closed during Winter Break
  • Students leaving on-campus housing or MSU after the Fall 2021 semester are not eligible for Winter Break Housing and need to be checked-out of their rooms by 1:00pm on Friday, December 17, 2021.
  • Accommodations are for registered residents only, visitors, non-registered residents, and/or overnight guests are not permitted. This is inclusive of the ResLife Apartments and Headwaters Complex.
  • Mail may not be sorted, distributed, or delivered to halls for Winter Break depending on staffing. Please plan accordingly.
  • The terms of the University Student Housing-Residence Halls Contract and policies and procedures outlined in the Residence Hall Handbook and the MSU Student Code of Conduct will be in full effect. All policy violations discovered during this time will be documented and processed through the University Conduct system.

If you have specific questions or concerns, please email break[email protected].


Updated 9/4/2021 - Dates and Information is subject to change and any changes will reflect on this page.