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Academic break housing offers a reasonably priced housing option for our residents during Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks.

It is not available in all areas, and services are limited.

During academic breaks:

  • We expect you take necessary safety precautions for building security and your own personal safety.
  • There is limited custodial service and no mail or main desk service.
  • One residential dining facility remains open, and some retail locations have limited operating hours.
  • UVM Police is available 24/7 and some ResLife staff is also on duty.
  • See Occupancy Dates for details.

2017-2018 Break Housing Areas

  • Athletic Campus: Harris/Millis, Living/Learning, Marsh/Austin/Tupper
  • Central Campus: Central Campus Residence Hall
  • Redstone Campus: Coolidge, Wing, Wright
  • Trinity/North Campus: McAuley, Mercy, and The Cottages
  • 439 College Street

All other residence halls are closed.

Choosing Break Housing on your Contract

Choosing break housing on your housing contract gives you the option to stay in your room if you decide to stay on campus during an academic break. If you do not live in an academic break area, you will need to borrow a room from someone who does.

  • Incoming Students: Choose break housing on your housing contract. You will be assigned to a break housing hall.
  • Current Students: Choose break housing on your contract and choose a room in a break area during spring room selection.

Please note: If you choose break housing on your contract but also apply for a program in a non-break area, you will have to decide which you want more: break housing or that program.

Signing up for Break Housing

  • All students who plan to stay for a break must sign up, to have building access and for safety reasons.
  • Sign up on the academic break housing request form* in myResLife.
  • Not in a break housing area? Get the OK to borrow the room of a break housing hall resident before you fill out the form.
  • Your students account will be billed a flat weekly rate. Nightly rates are not available.  See Costs & Fees.

*The online form usually opens two weeks before the upcoming break.

ResLife Service Desk

ResLife Service Desk is where you take care of all housing-related needs.