Winter Break Closure

During winter break, most campus residence halls close and residents must leave the buildings. For those students moving out permanently at winter break, information will be sent directly to you. More specific details regarding winter break closure can be found here. In the meantime, here’s a summary of what you need to know.

Winter Break Closure Starts December 15, 2018

Residents living in a university residence hall (this does not include university apartments) must be out of the building by Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 10 a.m., or a charge of $100 per hour will be assessed along with potential conduct sanctions. Unfortunately, no exceptions can be made for you to remain beyond that date and you will not be able to enter the residence halls over the break for any reason. The halls reopen and students may move back in on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 9 a.m.  

Students are not allowed to reside in buildings during semester break due to campus energy curtailment rules. However, residents are allowed to leave their belongings in the halls over the semester break at their own risk.

Residence Halls That Are Closed

These residence halls will be closed during winter break:
Unit 1  
Unit 2  
Unit 3  
Unit 4 (Foothill, Stern)  
Blackwell Hall
Clark Kerr (All buildings closed, except for Buildings 16 and 17)  

Buildings That Will Remain Open

The following buildings will remain open during winter break:
Clark Kerr Buildings 16 and 17
Garden Village Apartments
Martinez Commons
New Sequoia Apartments
Panoramic Residences
Wada Apartments

Before Winter Closure, You Need To Do the Following

Here is a summary of what you need to do before you leave for winter break.

  • Turn off all heaters, lamps, etc., and unplug everything.
  • Make sure your room is clean, vacuumed, and that all perishable food, and trash, is properly thrown away.
  • Return all utensils, borrowed furniture, etc., to their rightful place.
  • Close windows, curtains, and lock your door.
  • Take any medicine, important documents, valuables, with you, and secure your bicycle.
  • Pick up your mail.
  • If you are expecting a new roommate, prepare by placing all of your items on your side of the room.

Every room will be inspected by Hall Staff after closing to ensure compliance with check-out procedures. A full list of the check-out procedures can be found here.

Residence Halls Reopen January 17, 2019

Have a safe winter break, and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, January 17, 2019, when the halls will reopen at 9 a.m. 


If you have additional questions, please contact your Unit Office.