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Winter Break Housing 

Winter Break 2024-2025

Students wishing to remain on campus for the 2024-2025 Winter Break may choose to do so. There are several buildings that offer these accommodations, each with its own unique circumstances. 

  • High Rise 5, Holland International Living Center, Hu Shih Hall, Loving House, Mews Hall, Toni Morrison, Townhouse Apartments and Veterans House will be open over the 2024-25 Winter Break. 
  • Residents of Holland International Living Center and Loving House may stay in their current room at no additional cost, thanks to the generosity of individual gifts to those communities. 
  • Residents of Veterans House may stay in their current room at no additional cost, as it is a 12-month license.  
  • Residents of High Rise 5, Hu Shih Hall, Mews Hall, Toni Morrison and Townhouse Community may stay in their current rooms at an additional cost whether staying for the whole break or partial. 

New students, if you are applying for housing for the 2024-2025 academic year, please select a “with Winter Break Housing” option on your housing application and the housing team will work to assign you in to one of these buildings to accommodate your need for Winter Break housing.  

*To be eligible for Winter Break housing, you must be returning as a student to on-campus housing for spring semester. 

How to Apply for Winter Break Housing

  • To apply for Winter Break housing, please complete a Winter Break housing application via the housing portal.   
  • The application will be available starting mid-October, 2024. 
  • If you are already a resident of one of the designated communities for Winter Break housing and plan on staying over the Winter Break, you will still need to submit a Winter Break housing application via the housing portal and pay the designated fee (unless otherwise noted above), so we are aware of your plans for Winter Break. 
  • If you are not a member of one of the communities listed and would like to apply for Winter Break housing, you may do so. However, note that housing is limited to the temporary shared lounge spaces in High Rise #5.  

Cornell Dining

The Fall Meal Plan period ends with brunch on Sunday, December 22, 2023. 

During the 2024-25 Winter Break, please check Cornell Dining Now for the most up-to-date list of open locations and hours.

Mail and Packages

All mail and packages are delivered to the North Campus Service Center in the Robert Purcell Community Center during 2024-25 Winter Break. Hours will be limited and it will often be closed. You will not be able to pick up mail or packages when the Service Center is closed.

Check the North Campus Service Center web page for the latest hours.