Winter Break

Staying For Break?

Learn more and apply for break housing by Noon on Wednesday, December 16.

December 19, 2020 – January 14, 2021

Residence Halls Close: Saturday, December 19 at 10 a.m.
Residence Halls Open: Thursday, January 14 at 8 a.m.
Classes Start: Tuesday, January 19

Mail Delivery

U.S. Mail: Only delivered to open halls
DHL, FedEx, UPS: Do not deliver during break

Open Halls

Corbett, Parmelee

Closed Halls

Academic Village, Allison, Braiden, Durward, Edwards, Ingersoll, Laurel Village, Newsom, Summit, Westfall

Dining Information

On-Campus meal plans were deactivated on Friday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m.
Dining Centers Close: Friday, December 18 at 7 p.m.

Hours of Operation

Mobile ordering is required.

Durrell Express and the Mini Market at Durrell
December 19 – January 8
11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
(Dec. 24, 25, 31: hours are 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.)

Durrell Dining Center
January 9 – 17
7:30 – 9 a.m.
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
5 – 7 p.m.

Allison Grab & Go
January 14 – 16
11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5 – 8 p.m.

Ram’s Horn
January 14 – 17
7:00 – 10 a.m. (closed for breakfast on 1/14)
11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4 – 7 p.m.

All Dining Centers Open: Sunday, January 17 at 5 p.m.
* Spring Semester meal plans will activate on January 14th
*Hours of Operation Subject to Change

Leaving for Break

Before Leaving For Break:

Clean and vacuum room(s)

Remove rugs from floors

Empty trash and recycling

Remove personal items from showers and vanities

Move all items away from radiators

Open radiators and set on low

Set thermostat to 68°F/20°C

Empty, defrost, clean, and unplug refrigerators/freezers (leave doors open)

Remove and dispose of perishable foods

Remove all items from bed loft shelves, if applicable

Secure windows and close drapes

Turn all lights off

Unplug appliances

Close and lock doors

Bicycles may be left in rooms (chained/locked to bed frames)
Padlocks are allowed on lockable drawer/cabinet
Consider securing valuable possessions or take them with you

E-scooters are prohibited inside our buildings and may not be stored inside during break periods because of the fire risk associated with the batteries

Outta Here Check-out Process:

Complete the 'Before Leaving for Break' checklist found on-line at: (after Dec. 13)

Contact your RA to schedule a check-out inspection to confirm all steps are complete

You must verify on-line that you have completed all the steps of the checklist. Your RA will also complete a verification to confirm your completed a proper ‘Break Check-out’

The completed ‘Break Check-out’ informs staff you have left and your room is ready for break

During break, staff will perform a required room safety check

If you are fully vacating and not returning to CSU in January, please complete the above steps in addition to removing all belongings from the room and storage, and return your keys to the front desk

Staying for Break

Anyone wishing to stay in the halls over break must apply by Noon on Wednesday, December 16

  • Apply for Break Housing (select Break Housing under Residence Halls) Application opens November 25, 2020
  • Prior approval required
  • Daily rate of $35 (includes housing & $15 per day RamCash)
  • Residents of open halls may stay in current room(s) and approval is automatic. Confirmation will be sent the day after registration closes via your email address
  • Residents of closed halls may stay in temporary spaces in open halls. Notification of the temporary assignment will be sent the day after registration closes via your email address
  • Rooms are assigned by priority as needed
  • Halls are open with limited staff
  • Staff will be on duty and available by phone
  • Front desks are open 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily, except University holidays on which the desk is closed. On-call duty staff are available to assist.

Early Return

Students needing to return early may do so from January 9 – January 13

  • Prior approval required
  • Apply through the Break Housing Application (select Break Housing under Residence Halls) no later than Noon on December 18. Application opens November 25, 2020
  • Daily rate of $62 (includes 3 meals at Durrell Dining Center)

Parking Over Break

Residents who wish to leave a vehicle parked on campus during this time should contact Parking & Transportation Services at (970) 491-7041 or More details about parking on campus are available at

  • Parking regulations are enforced as usual over break
  • If you have a parking permit, you may park your car in the parking lot that matches your parking permit
  • Be aware of lots and enforcement
  • Long-term parking prohibited on city and campus streets
  • You will be responsible for incurred parking, towing and/or storage fines

Not Returning to the Halls After Break

You must officially check-out before leaving in December

All first-year students are required to live on-campus for two semesters. All exemptions must be approved by University Housing.

Check with hall office for proper check-out procedures

Improper check-out may result in charges

Change address on RAMweb

Thoroughly clean and vacuum room(s)

If Applicable, notify Collegiate Concepts, Inc. to arrange pick-up of rented MicroFridge (888) 929-0806

Not returning to CSU but didn’t know so before break began

Check-out appointments available on Monday, January 13 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Contact the Palmer Center (970) 491-4719 to make a check-out appointment
  • Failure to officially check-out by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15 may result in a $50 late check-out fee
  • Room and board charges will be incurred for each day thereafter