Hall Closing & Break Housing Information

When the University closes for breaks, the Office of Residence Life encourages students to visit family and friends – and to enjoy the holiday break. On this page you will find information about checking out of your residence hall and information about how to request to live on campus during break when the University is closed.

Housing During Breaks

2021 Winter Break

  • The residence halls officially close for winter break at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. 
  • You will be able to move in at your selected date and time on January 7, 8, or 9, 2022.

Winter Break Closing Checklist

  • Clean your room
  • Empty all trash and and take it to the dumpster
  • Take all perishable food items with you
  • 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 everyting from wall outlets
    • Defrost refridgerators in advance and remove all perishable belongings
    • Unplug fish tanks and take fish with you for break    
  • Leave curtains open, except on the ground floor (for security purposes)
  • Ensure window safety bar is in place and window is locked
  • Take home any valuables
  • Make sure furniture is not blocking room doors or windows
  • Turn off all the lights
  • Lock the door; take key and BGSU ID with you

Need a Place to Stay?

  • On-campus housing will be available to current residents for a fee. You will need to sign-up online through your MyBGSU "Housing & Meal Plan Application" account. You will select "Manage My Housing" and complete the application.
  • There is a weekly rate $210 per week. The weekly rates start on Sundays; students staying in the halls as of Sunday for a given week will be billed to their Bursar account for the entire week.  After billing is applied to a student's account for a given break week, it is no longer refundable and the student is obligated to pay the balance.
  • All students staying for Winter Break will be staying in Kreischer Batchelder for the break, regardless of their current housing assignment.  All students wil lbe assigned a vacant room.
  • Students will be notified via your BGSU email of your approval and any additional instructions starting on Dec. 8.

APPLICATION OPENS | Now
APPLICATION CLOSES | Dec. 3, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
APPROVALS SENT | By Dec. 8 along with other instructions.
FEE | $210 per week

2021 Thanksgiving Break

  • The residence halls officially close at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. 
  • The residence halls will reopen at Noon on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021.

Thanksgiving Break 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 the lights
  • Lock the door; take key and BGSU ID with you

Need a Place to Stay?

  • On-campus housing will be available to current residents with extenuating circumstances. You will need to sign-up online through your MyBGSU "Housing & Meal Plan Application" account. You will select "Manage My Housing" and complete the application.
  • There is a flat rate of $120 for the Thanksgiving Break period. This rate is the same no matter how many days the student is staying.
  • Due to demand, there might be some buildings that are NOT utilized for Thanksgiving Break. If a student's fall assignment is in a building that is not being used for Thanksgiving Break, the student will be relocated to a different building. Students will be assigned to a room that is not currently occupied or to a lounge space. Depending on demand, there is a possibility that students will have a roommate.
  • Students will be notified via your BGSU email of your approval and any additional instructions starting on Nov. 3.

APPLICATION OPENS | Now
APPLICATION CLOSES | Nov. 3, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
APPROVALS SENT | By Nov. 3 along with other instructions.
FEE | $120 

PLEASE NOTE: You may be assigned to temporary housing, meaning you will not be assigned to your current room or hall. If this occurs, you will not be assigned a space that someone is currently living in, it will be a vacant room that is available.  

If you have questions regarding housing during the break period, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 419-372-2011 or email reslife@bgsu.edu.


Dining Options

For dining options on campus, please contact Dining Services.