Break Housing

Break Housing

During University breaks, the Office of Student Housing encourages students to spend time with family and friends, and enjoy their breaks.
For students who are unable to leave campus, we offer housing options even when the University is closed.

Thanksgiving Break   Winter Break   Spring Break Break Housing Expectations

Break Housing

2023 Thanksgiving Break

• Residence halls close at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
• Halls will reopen at Noon on Sunday, Nov. 26.

Closing Checklist

  • Clean your room
  • Empty all trash and take it to the dumpster
  • Empty room recycling containers and take it to the larger recycling containers in the hall or lobbies
  • Leave the heat on (so the pipes will not freeze in the event of cold weather)
  • Close and lock the windows
  • Leave curtains open, except on the ground floor (for security purposes)
  • Take home any valuables
  • Make sure furniture is not blocking room doors or windows
  • Turn off all lights
  • Lock your door; take key and BGSU ID with you

Need a place to stay?

The Office of Student Housing offers Thanksgiving Break on-campus housing to current residents for NO fee.
Application Timeline |
Nov. 1 to 12 p.m. on Nov. 15
Approval Notification |
Nov. 16
Fee |
None

Apply for Break Housing:

  • Complete the Thanksgiving Break Housing Application which can be found in your Housing Portal under “Manage My Housing”.
  • There is no cost to stay on campus during the Spring Break period, but you are required to sign up in order to stay on campus.
  • The location of Thanksgiving Break housing will be determined at a later date. You will be assigned to a room that is not currently occupied or to a lounge space. Depending on demand, there is a possibility that you will have a roommate.
  • Our office will notify you via your BGSU email if you have been approved for Break Housing and give any additional instructions by Nov. 16.

2023 Winter Break

• Residence halls close for Winter Break at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9
• Spring Move-In will be Jan. 5-7.
• You will need to sign-up for your Move-in time before you come back to campus.

Closing Checklist

  • Clean your room
  • Empty all trash and take it to the dumpster
  • Empty room recycling containers and take it to the larger recycling containers in the hall or lobbies
  • Leave the heat on (so the pipes will not freeze in the event of cold weather)
  • Close and lock the windows
  • Unplug everything from wall outlets
  • Defrost refrigerators in advance
  • Take all perishable food items with you
  • Unplug fish tanks and take fish with you for break
  • Leave curtains open, except on the ground floor (for security purposes)
  • Take home any valuables
  • Make sure furniture is not blocking room doors or windows
  • Turn off all lights
  • Lock your door; take key and BGSU ID with you

Need a place to stay?

The Office of Student Housing offers Winter Break on-campus housing to current residents for a fee.
Application Timeline |
Nov. 14 to 12 p.m. on Dec. 1
Approval Notification |
Dec. 2
Fee |
$210 per week

Apply for Break Housing:

  • Complete the Winter Break Housing Application which can be found in your Housing Portal under “Manage My Housing”.
    • Winter Break Housing is a rate of $210 per week.
    • Weekly rates start on Sundays. If you are staying in a hall on a Sunday, you will be billed to your Bursar account for that entire week. Once your account has been charged it is no longer refundable and you will be obligated to pay the balance, even if you do not stay the whole week in the hall.  After billing is applied to your account for a given break week, it is no longer refundable and you will be obligated to pay the balance.
  • The location of Winter Break housing will be determined at a later date. You will be assigned to a room that is not currently occupied or to a lounge space. Depending on demand, there is a possibility that you will have a roommate.
  • Our office will notify you via your BGSU email if you have been approved for Break Housing and give any additional instructions by Dec. 2.

2024 Spring Break

• Residence halls close at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 4
• Residence halls reopen at Noon on Sunday, March 10

Closing Checklist

  • Clean your room
  • Empty all trash and take it to the dumpster
  • Empty room recycling containers and take it to the larger recycling containers in the hall or lobbies
  • Leave the heat on (so the pipes will not freeze in the event of cold weather)
  • Close and lock the windows
  • Leave curtains open, except on the ground floor (for security purposes)
  • Take home any valuables
  • Make sure furniture is not blocking room doors or windows
  • Turn off all lights
  • Lock your door; take key and BGSU ID with you

Need a place to stay?

The Office of Student Housing offers Spring Break on-campus housing to current residents for NO fee.
Application Timeline |
Feb. 7-23
Approval Notification |
Feb. 26
Fee |
None

Apply for Break Housing:

  • Complete the Spring Break Housing Application which can be found in your Housing Portal under “Manage My Housing”.
  • There is no cost to stay on campus during the Spring Break period, but you are required to sign up in order to stay on campus.
  • The location of Spring Break housing will be determined at a later date. You will be assigned to a room that is not currently occupied or to a lounge space. Depending on demand, there is a possibility that you will have a roommate.
  • Our office will notify you via your BGSU email if you have been approved for Break Housing and give any additional instructions by Feb. 26.

Updated: 02/02/2024 01:56PM