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Winter Break Housing 

During winter break, staffing and services in our residential communities are limited.  

We have specific communities that are open during the winter break period, and if you are considering and/or need to stay on campus for winter break. To prevent having to move personal belongings to a temporary winter break assignment, we would suggest applying to live in one of the communities identified below for the academic year.  

Residents of winter break housing will be charged a rate of $1200 unless outlined below(*).  


Buildings that are designated Winter Break Housing 

  • Holland International Living Center (HILC) 
    *The Winter Break housing rate for HILC residents is covered by a generous gift.   Loving House/Mews Hall 

  • *The Winter Break housing rate for ONLY Loving House residents is covered by a generous gift.  

  • Townhouse Community Apartments 

  • High Rise #5 and shared lounge space (four students to a lounge space) - students not living in these buildings will be moved to the lounge spaces in High Rise #5.


How to Apply for Winter Break Housing

  • To apply for winter break housing, please complete a break housing application via the housing portal.  

  • The application will be available October 1, 2023.  
  • If you are already a member of one of the four communities listed, you will need to document your plans for winter break in the housing portal.  
  • If you are not a member of one of the communities listed and would like to apply for winter break housing, know that housing is limited to the temporary shared lounge space in High Rise #5. Not all requests will be approved due to limited space.  Approved reasons typically include students experiencing home insecurity or students whose home address is out of the United States.