Winter Break

WINTER BREAK HOUSING PROCESS (December 16, 2019 to January 17, 2020)

Current housing students looking to live on campus during the winter break?
Current residents interested in remaining on-campus during the winter break may submit a request by following the procedures below and submitting the winter break addendum online.
In order to be considered for winter housing you MUST submit a winter break addendum and payment of $40 application fee. The winter break addendum is available via the Housing Portal.
When can I apply: The Winter addendum is open from October 30 to November 29
How to Apply:
  1. Log in to the portal
  2. Select the Application Tab
  3. Open you 2019-2020 application. You should see the Winter Addendum
  4. Read and review the terms of the addendum (Check for eligibility)
  5. If you are eligible and wish to apply, enter your CIN
  6. Click submit. You should receive a confirmation email within 10 minutes.
The deadline to submit a request and apply for winter break housing is Friday, November 29. Students who do not submit a winter break addendum and $40 application fee are not eligible to remain over the break and must prepare to complete the winter break check-out process for continuing resident students.


  • When: December 16, 2019 – January 17, 2020, for five weeks total.
  • Who’s Eligible: Students who have housing agreements through spring semester 2020 and reside in apartments that are open for winter break are eligible to live on campus during winter break.
  • Who’s Not Eligible: Students residing in apartments not available for winter break, students finishing their coursework at the end of fall 2019, Exchange Program completion, studying abroad in the spring, withdrawing from the University or approved for early termination of their housing agreement, and new spring 2020 applicants are not eligible for winter break.
    • List of Communities Closed for Winter Break are Phase I-Westside all 2nd-floor apartments and Phase II - Buildings 4 and 5 all 3rd-floor apartments.
    • There are no temporary housing spaces available therefore those that are living in closed communities must complete winter check out procedures. A facilities roofing project scheduled for winter break prevents the occupancy of those communities resulting in the closure of those spaces for the duration of the winter break period.
  • Restrictions/Policies: Students eligible to reside over winter break will not have access to academic year meal plans.  Mail services will be limited, all services in the community center will be closed, and guest policy does not permit overnight guests. Academic year residents are not considered guests (no housemates, roommates, or other residents not approved for winter break are permitted as guests). 
  • How to Apply: If you wish to stay for winter break, you will be required to submit the agreement to the Winter Addendum. The addendum is available via the Housing Portal beginning October 30, 2019 and must be completed by Friday, November 29, 2019.
  • Winter Housing Fees: Students who are applying for winter housing by completing the addendum are required to submit a $40 application fee for the processing of their request. Only completed addendums that include a $40 application fee will be reviewed and if eligible processed for winter housing consideration. 
How to Make my $40 Application Payment:
You can pay in person using CASH ONLY by visiting the Cashier's window located in the Administration Building on campus (near the Financial Aid Office) or you may pay online by credit card, debit card or e-check on CASHNet Smartpay. Online payments will result in a processing fee. For questions regarding CASHNet Smartpay, please contact the Cashier's Office at 323-342-3630.