Residence Life offers housing during the breaks when classes are not in session during Thanksgiving Break, 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 students who stay on campus during Winter Break housing (inclusive of Headwaters Complex and ResLife Apartments); 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. Students will be able to stay in their assigned rooms during Thanksgiving and Spring Break periods with no additional cost.


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March 16-20, 2020

  • Spring Break Registration will be available online through the Housing Portal in the Break Housing section starting Monday, February 3, 2020 at 9:00am.
  • Spring Break begins on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 12:00pm and continues through Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 12:00pm.
  • No classes from March 16-20, 2020. MSU Offices will be open. 
  • There is no charge for Spring Break as it was included in the students Room & Board.
  • If a student requires housing at any time during Spring Break, they are expected to register for Spring Break Housing.
  • These accommodations are for residents only, visitors and/or overnight guests are not allowed in the residence halls during Spring Break.
  • Dining Commons Schedule:
    • Rendezvous Dining Pavilion will be open but on a modified schedule for Spring Break
      • Saturday, March 14, 2020
        • Brunch - 10:00am - 1:00pm
        • Dinner - 5:00pm-7:00pm
      • Sunday, March 15, 2020 – Friday, March 20, 2020
        • 7:00am-7:00pm
      • Saturday, March 21, 2020
        • Brunch - 10:00am - 1:00pm
        • Dinner - 5:00pm-7:00pm
        Sunday, March 22, 2020
        • 7:00am-7:00pm
      • Miller Dining Commons will close after dinner on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:00pm and re-open for dinner on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 4:30pm.
  • The terms of the Residence Life 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 Residence Life conduct system.

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November 25-27, 2020

Thanksgiving Break 2020 Registration will be available in October 2020 and more information will be sent out to students as it becomes available.

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December 19, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Winter Break 2020-2021 Registration will be available in October 2020 and more information will be sent out to students as it becomes available.

Winter Break 2020-2021 Dates are subject to change.