Housing

Academic Break Housing. Stay With Us.








Halls close at 7:00 pm on Friday, December 16, 2016
Halls re-open for Spring Move-In at 12:00 pm on Sunday, January 15, 2017

Do you need to stay past closing? Click here for more information

Break Housing Option 1
Friday, December 16 – Saturday, December 31

Break Housing Option 2
Sunday, January 1 – Sunday, January 15

Winter Break Closing Details

  • Mail will not be forwarded over break. Mail operations will resume on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
  • The last meal before closing will be dinner on Friday, December 16, 2016.

Getting Your Room in Move-Out Condition

  • Remove all trash from your room. There is a $25 fine for failure to remove trash from your room upon leaving
  • Remove all food items that are not stored in a sealed container. Throw away all food that may be perishable. The University is not responsible for power disruptions that may occur. 
  • Lock your door. Do not let other people into your room after you have left. Before leaving, make sure to get everything out of your room that you'll need over the break as once the building is closed you will not be allowed back in. 
  • Move all belongings three feet away from the heater. There is a $25 fine for obstruction to a heating unit.
  • The temperature in your room will be reduced to 55 Degrees Fahrenheit. This may affect plants and fish. 
  • The hall could be sprayed for pest control. You may want to cover up dishes and other items if they deem appropriate.
  • Close all windows and blinds.
  • Turn off lights.
  • Rooms will be inspected for health and safety reasons. You may be fined or processed judicially for items in plain sight. Both occupants will be held responsible. (we will fine each resident for violations)**

**Any items that are against residence hall policies will be confiscated and documented for follow-up. In most cases, a fine will be charged. See your hall staff for details.

MicroFridge Procedures
  • Remove all food items from the microwave and fridge/freezer.
  • Unplug the unit.
  • Defrost the freezer the night before you leave! You will need towels to soak up the excess water - Use a hair dryer to speed up the process if necessary.
  • Wipe Out: Leave the fridge and freezer door open when you are finished.
  • Verify that all parts that were marked on the MicroFridge Condition Report are there. If you are unsure what was included, contact your hall clerk.







Halls close at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 10, 2017
Halls re-open at 10:00 am on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Do you need to stay past closing? Click here for more information

Spring Break Closing Details

  • Mail will not be forwarded over break. Mail operations will resume on Monday, March 20, 2017
  • Click here for dining hours for Friday, November 18, 2016

Getting Your Room in Move-Out Condition

  • Remove all trash from your room. There is a $25 fine for failure to remove trash from your room upon leaving
  • Remove all food items that are not stored in a sealed container. Throw away all food that may be perishable. The University is not responsible for power disruptions that may occur. 
  • Lock your door. Do not let other people into your room after you have left. Before leaving, make sure to get everything out of your room that you'll need over the break as once the building is closed you will not be allowed back in. 
  • Move all belongings three feet away from the heater. There is a $25 fine for obstruction to a heating unit.
  • The temperature in your room will be reduced to 55 Degrees Fahrenheit. This may affect plants and fish. 
  • The hall could be sprayed for pest control. You may want to cover up dishes and other items if they deem appropriate.
  • Close all windows and blinds.
  • Turn off lights.
  • Rooms will be inspected for health and safety reasons. You may be fined or processed judicially for items in plain sight. Both occupants will be held responsible. (we will fine each resident for violations)**

**Any items that are against residence hall policies will be confiscated and documented for follow-up. In most cases, a fine will be charged. See your hall staff for details.








Halls close at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 12, 2017

Do you need to stay past closing? Click here for more information

Do you need to stay over the Summer break? Click here for more information

Summer Closing Details

  • 24-hour Quiet Hours will be in effect beginning Sunday, May 8, 2017 at 1:00 am
    lasting until Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7 pm.
  • Residents must vacate within 24 hours of their last final exam
  • Residents will be relocated during finals week if they violate residence hall rules and disrupt the floor community.
  • The last day for mail delivery will be Thursday, May 11, 2017.
  • Mail is forwarded over the summer automatically to your home address on file with the Office of the Registrar.

Getting Your Room in Move-Out Condition

  • Tanner Residents must have all bunks/lofts dismantled and removed from the building by Sunday, May 8, 2017 before 24-hour Quiet Hours begin.
  • Lumber and large items must be brought to the designated location in your hall.
  • If items are left in the hallways or lounges, the floor or individuals may be fined as they are a fire hazard.
  • DO NOT THROW LARGE ITEMS DOWN THE TRASH CHUTE! There will be a floor fine and/or a building fine if large items are stuck in the trash chute.
  • There are trash bags available at the Information desks for you to use to help you clean up. Begin throwing items away early to avoid the trash chute being full. If you are going home during weekends prior to closing we encourage you to take items home - elevators and carts will be in high demand during finals week. 
  • Pack-up, clean and get your room check-out ready.
  • Sign up for a checkout time with your RA. Checkout should take about 10-15 minutes. 
  • Once checkout is over, you will hand your keys to hall staff - you will no longer have access to your room, so it should be the last thing you plan to do before leaving campus
MicroFridge Procedures
  • Remove all food items from the microwave and fridge/freezer.
  • Unplug the unit.
  • Defrost the freezer the night before you leave! You will need towels to soak up the excess water - Use a hair dryer to speed up the process if necessary.
  • Wipe Out: Leave the fridge and freezer door open when you are finished.
  • Verify that all parts that were marked on the MicroFridge Condition Report are there. If you are unsure what was included, contact your hall clerk.







Halls close at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 18, 2016
Halls re-open at 10:00 am on Sunday, November 27, 2016

Do you need to stay past closing? Click here for more information

Thanksgiving Break Closing Details

  • Mail will not be forwarded over break. Mail operations will resume on Monday, November 28, 2016
  • Click here for dining hours for Friday, November 18, 2016

Getting Your Room in Move-Out Condition

  • Remove all trash from your room. There is a $25 fine for failure to remove trash from your room upon leaving
  • Remove all food items that are not stored in a sealed container. Throw away all food that may be perishable. The University is not responsible for power disruptions that may occur. 
  • Lock your door. Do not let other people into your room after you have left. Before leaving, make sure to get everything out of your room that you'll need over the break as once the building is closed you will not be allowed back in. 
  • Move all belongings three feet away from the heater. There is a $25 fine for obstruction to a heating unit.
  • The temperature in your room will be reduced to 55 Degrees Fahrenheit. This may affect plants and fish. 
  • The hall could be sprayed for pest control. You may want to cover up dishes and other items if they deem appropriate.
  • Close all windows and blinds.
  • Turn off lights.
  • Rooms will be inspected for health and safety reasons. You may be fined or processed judicially for items in plain sight. Both occupants will be held responsible. (we will fine each resident for violations)**

**Any items that are against residence hall policies will be confiscated and documented for follow-up. In most cases, a fine will be charged. See your hall staff for details.

Need to stay past closing?

All residents needing to stay past the closing time must fill out a Late Stay Request Form and/or request Break Housing in Corbin-Olson** from the "UHDS Housing Information Menu" on STARS. 

**If you live in Corbin-Olson Halls, you have the option to stay in your room. If you live in another residence hall, you will be given a room in Olson Hall to stay in during the break period. Break housing sign-up is first come, first served and has limited availability. 

Sign-up Instructions
  • Log on to your STARS account
  • From the drop-down, choose "UHDS Housing Information Menu"
  • Choose "Residence Hall Break Housing Form"

Break Housing Registration will remain open throughout the break period, but is assigned on first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Call UHDS at (309) 298-3000.

Rates

For break housing rates, visit our Rates page

Charges will be charged to your student account on the first day of each session.

Additional Information

Dining Hours and Information

Dining services are limited during the break sessions.  

Rocky Dollars is available during break sessions for laundry and other campus-life services. Visit wiu.edu/myID to add money to your Rocky Dollars account.