Housing During Breaks

When the University closes for breaks, the Office of Residence Life encourages students to visit family and friends – and to enjoy the holiday break.

Departure Procedure

You will be given a Break Closing Checklist by your Resident Advisor. This form should be completed and signed by all roommates prior to leaving for break. You also need to complete the following before leaving:

  • 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
  • Unplug all appliances (fish tanks and refrigerators can be left plugged in for the break)
  • 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 PED with you

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2018 Spring Break Opening and Closing Schedule

  • The residence halls officially close at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
  • The residence halls will re-open at Noon on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
  • There are NO classes the week of March 5 – 9, 2018.
  • Classes resume on Monday, March 12, 2018
Download the 2017-18 Academic Schedule

Need housing during Spring Break?

On-campus housing is available to current residents with extenuating circumstances for a fee. You will need to sign-up online through your MyBGSU "My Room and Meals" account and complete the application. The application is similar to the one you completed for on-campus housing.

APPLICATION OPENS | Feb. 13, 2018
APPLICATION CLOSES | Feb. 23, 2018
FEE | $200 – If you request housing after Feb. 23, you will be assessed a $25 late fee in addition to the cost of break housing.

Please note: You may be assigned to temporary housing, meaning you will not be assigned to your current room or hall. There will also be limited on-campus dining options available during break. Review the dining location hours.

2017-18 Winter Break Opening and Closing Schedule

  • The residence halls officially close at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.
  • The residence halls will re-open at Noon on Sunday, Jan 7, 2018.
  • Classes resume on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.
Download the 2017-18 Academic Schedule

NEED HOUSING DURING WINTER BREAK?

On-campus housing will be available to current residents with extenuating circumstances for a fee. If you are in need of break housing for Winter Break, which includes Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 through Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, you will need to sign-up online through your MyBGSU "My Room and Meals" account and complete the application.

APPLICATION OPENS | Nov. 27, 2017
APPLICATION CLOSES | Dec. 8, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
FEE | Fees are based on the housing package you choose. See below for more details. – If you request housing after Dec. 8, you will be assessed a $25 late fee in addition to the cost of break housing.

PLEASE NOTE | You may be assigned to a 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. You may also be assigned a temporary roommate through this process who also requested Break Housing and will have limited on-campus dining options. Review the dining location hours.


There are four Winter Break Packages to choose from:

Package A

$75 | Dec. 16 – Dec. 18
3 days after closing
 

Package B

$75 | Jan. 4 – Jan. 7
3 days prior to opening
 

Package C

$150 | Dec. 16 – Dec. 18 and Jan. 4 – Jan. 7
Packages A and B

Package D

$550 | Dec. 16 – Jan. 7
The Entire Break
 

Upon completing the application, you will receive an email from the Office of Residence Life approving your Break Housing Request after Dec. 8 with additional instructions. If you are assigned temporary housing, you will be given a new temporary room assignment for the break along with instructions and procedures for checking into your temporary space. After the break, your student bill will be charged the fee for staying on campus.

2017 Thanksgiving Opening and Closing Schedule

  • The residence halls officially close at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.
  • The residence halls will re-open at Noon on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.
  • There are NO classes on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday – Nov. 22 – 24, 2017.
  • Classes resume on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.
Download the 2017-18 Academic Schedule

Need housing during Thanksgiving Break?

On-campus housing is available to current residents with extenuating circumstances for a fee. You will need to sign-up online through your MyBGSU "My Room and Meals" account and complete the application. The application is similar to the one you completed for on-campus housing.

APPLICATION OPENS | Nov. 1, 2017
APPLICATION CLOSES | Nov. 17, 2017
FEE | $100 – If you request housing after Nov. 17, you will be assessed a $25 late fee in addition to the cost of break housing.

Please note: You may be assigned to temporary housing, meaning you will not be assigned to your current room or hall. There will also be limited on-campus dining options available during break. Review the dining location hours.

HOW TO REQUEST BREAK HOUSING

  1. Before submitting an application, review the Break Housing Policies and Agreement for further details
  2. Login to your MyBGSU account
  3. Go to the Students tab>Residence Life & Housing>My Room and Meals>Application
  4. Check the box next to the break period you wish to sign up for and then follow the on-screen instructions
  5. Upon completing this application, you will receive an email from The Office of Residence Life approving your Break Housing Request with additional instructions. If you are assigned temporary housing, you will be given a new and temporary room assignment for the break along with instructions and procedures for checking into your temporary space. 
  6. After the break, your student bill will be charged the Break Housing Fee for staying on campus during the break.