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].

Break Housing Registration is available in the Housing Portal in the Break Housing section beginning as of October 1, 2021 at 12:00pm (MDT).

Bobcat Football Playoffs Housing Information

For those students that want to stay in their room for the Saturday, December 18 Football Playoff game, you will need to register through the following pages for all nights that you need/want to stay. You will be charged $25/night to your student account if you choose to stay.

If you have questions, please email MSU Student Housing


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 1:00pm 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 ($750 for entire break). 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. Rendezvous Dining Pavilion will close at 7:00pm on Thursday, December 16, 2021 and Miller Dining Commons will close at 2:00pm Friday, December 17, 2021. Miller Dining Commons will re-open on Sunday, January 16, 2022 for dinner. Rendezvous Dining Pavilion will re-open for breakfast on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 7:00am.
  • 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 10/7/2021 - Dates and Information is subject to change and any changes will reflect on this page.