Winter Break Closing & Interim Housing

When are the residence halls closing?

Residence Halls will close for Winter Break on Friday, December 13th 6PM! Winter Break is from December 13th at 6:00 PM to January 1st at 9:00 AM, when Interim begins.


What if the closing dates do not work for my transportation, work schedule, sports team, or other reason?

Here are the 2 break stay options we are offering for Winter Break:

Break Housing is housing for the entire duration of the break. There are only a limited number of spaces available for Break Housing. In order to be eligible for Break Housing, you must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Have a permanent residence farther than a 1,000 miles from the College
  • Have a permanent residence outside of the United States
  • Have no permanent address or reside permanently at the College

Break Housing requests will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Those approved for Break Housing may be asked to temporarily relocate to another building during the break.

Late Stay Housing is for students that need to remain in the residence halls past 6:00 PM on Friday, December 13th. All students are eligible for Late Stay Housing. Students approved for Late Stay Housing may remain in their current housing assignment until 9:00 AM on Saturday, December 14th.

All Winter Break Stay Requests for Break Housing and Late Stay Housing must be submitted on the Residential Life aLink page by Monday, December 9th. Requests submitted after that time will not be approved. Requests will be processed by Wednesday, December 11th, please check your Albright email. A $45 fee per night may be applied. Please email the Office of Residential Life if you have any questions regarding break closing/stays.


Should I take my things home with me since the residence halls are closing?

No, because it is a holiday break, Residential Life only asks that students complete the following for winter closing: remove all trash and recycling, clean your room, close and lock all windows, unplug all electrical appliances, unplug and defrost your micro-fridge 24-hours prior to leaving, remove all personal items from the floor, and ensure there is a minimum 1-foot clearance in front of the air conditioning/heating unit.

**Albright Woods Residents: Please set your heat to 65 degrees.

The Residential Life Staff will check each room upon closing!


How will the Residential Life staff know that I have left for the break?

When a resident is ready to leave, they must complete the Winter Break Closing checklist, slide it under their RA’s door to inform Residential Life of departure. Each resident of the space must complete the checklist.


What about Interim?

Students interested in Interim housing must complete the Interim Housing form on the MyHousing student portal by Thursday, December 19th. The College will be closed from December 21st – January 1st. Students who are approved to be on campus for academic, on-campus employment, or other specified reasons may return to their housing assignment for the Interim session on Tuesday, January 1st. All other students remain off campus until the start of the Spring semester.


Still have questions?

Your RAs will be holding Community Meetings to discuss the winter closing with you, so stay tuned for more information!