Winter Break

Staying For Break?

Learn more and apply for break housing by Noon on Wednesday, December 18.

December 21, 2019 – January 16, 2020

Residence Halls Close: Saturday, December 21 at 10 a.m.
Residence Halls Open: Thursday, January 16 at 8 a.m.
Classes Start: Tuesday, January 21

Mail Delivery

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

Open Halls

Parmelee, Westfall

Closed Halls

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

Dining Information

Dining Centers Close: Friday, December 20 at 2 p.m.
Dining Centers Open: Sunday, January 19 at 5 p.m.
On-Campus meal plans will be deactivated on Friday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. These will be reactivated Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 a.m.

Durrell Express Hours

Friday, December 20: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
December 21 – January 10: 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, January 20: resume normal hours, 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.

To view hours of operation for winter break visit

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 18

  • Apply for Break Housing (select Break Housing under Residence Halls) Application opens November 27, 2019
  • 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 11 – January 15

  • 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 27, 2019
  • Daily rate of $60 (includes 3 meals at Durrell Dining Center)

Parking Over Break

  • 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