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Closings and University Breaks

University Housing is closed during the following University breaks:

  • Thanksgiving
  • End of the Fall Semester Closing
  • Spring
  • Easter
  • End-of-the-Year Closing


Residents of all living units are expected to vacate during these break periods according to the schedule published by the Office for Housing and Residence Life. During these breaks, housing may be approved to be provided for residential students involved in University functions. Dining Services is not provided during this time period; students are responsible for securing their own meals.

The University is closed during the time period between Christmas and New Year's Day, and all residents must vacate University Housing for this time period. This means that no students will be allowed to stay in University Housing during the period between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Residents wishing to stay during any of the break periods must apply for permission to do so. Permission is typically based on required participation in University activities and/or distance from students' permanent homes. Nightly fees may apply. The Office of Housing and Residence Life will communicate procedures for requesting to stay during University breaks, including that all university and residence hall policies will be in effect during the break. Guests are not permitted in the residence halls during closings.

All applications to stay on campus must be received one week in advance of the beginning of the break period for full consideration.

Prior to break, each student will be given a check list for things that must be completed in preparation for the University break. All rooms, including the Woodlands and rooms which will remain occupied, will be checked by at least two members of the Residence Life Staff. A fee and/or judicial/conduct charges will be assessed if violations are found. Please contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life at (570) 348-6236, if you have any questions regarding this matter.


Nazareth Student Center, Room 205 | | Phone: (570) 348-6236 | Fax: (570) 340-6078

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

For our visitors with limited physical mobility: Call our office and we'll be happy to meet you on the first floor.