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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November 27-29, 2019

Register for Thanksgiving Break Housing online through the Housing Portal!

  • Thanksgiving Break Registration will be available online through the Housing Portal in the Break Housing section as of October 7, 2019 at 8am.
  • Thanksgiving Break begins on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 12:00pm and continues through Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 12:00pm.
  • No classes from November 27-29, 2019.
    • MSU Offices are open on November 27, 2019 but will be closed on November 28-29, 2019.
  • There is no charge for Thanksgiving Break as it is included in Fall semester Room & Board.
  • If a student requires housing at any time during Thanksgiving Break, they are expected to register for Thanksgiving Break Housing to confirm housing and CatCard Access.
  • Dining Commons Schedule:
    • Rendezvous Dining Pavilion will be open but on a modified schedule for Thanksgiving Break
      • Thursday, November 28, 2019
        • Thanksgiving Dinner - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
      • Friday, November 29, 2019 – Saturday, November 30, 2019
        • Brunch - 10:00am - 1:00pm
        • Dinner - 5:00pm-7:00pm
      • Sunday, December 1, 2019
        • Brunch - 10:00am - 1:00pm
        • Dinner - 4:30pm-7:00pm
      • Miller Dining Commons will close after dinner on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 7:00pm and re-open for dinner on Sunday, December 1, 2019 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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December 14, 2019 - January 8, 2020

Register for Winter Break Housing online through the Housing Portal!

  • Winter Break Registration will be available online through the Housing Portal in the Break Housing section as of October 7, 2019 at 8am.
  • All residence halls close for Winter break on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm and remain closed through Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 12:00pm.
  • No classes from December 16, 2019-January 12, 2020. Classes will resume on Monday, January 13, 2020.
  • MSU Offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 and Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
  • The cost for Winter Break Housing is $25 per night. This will be billed to their student account.
    • If a student plans to stay for more than a total of 16 nights, they will not be charged more than $400 total.
  • Students who are not registered for Winter Break will need to vacate the residence halls by 1:00pm on Saturday, December 14, 2019 and can return to their room starting at 12:00pm on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
  • 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.
  • All dining halls are closed for Winter Break. Kitchens in residence halls will remain available for use if the hall is occupied for break.
    • Rendezvous Dining Pavilion will close at 2:00pm on Friday, December 13, 2019 and re-open at 4:30pm on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 for dinner.
    • Miller Dining Commons will close at 12:00pm on Saturday, December 14, 2019 and re-open at 4:30pm on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 for dinner.
  • Students leaving on-campus housing or MSU after the Fall 2019 semester are not eligible for Winter Break Housing and need to be checked-out of their rooms by 1:00pm on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
  • 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 will not be sorted, distributed, or delivered to halls for Winter Break from Saturday, December 14, 2019 to Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Please plan accordingly.
  • 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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March 16-20, 2020

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