Winter Break

Staying For Break?

Learn more and apply for break housing by Wednesday, December 14.

December 17, 2022 – January 15, 2023

Residence Halls Close: Saturday, December 17 at 10 a.m.
Residence Halls Open For Early Arrival: Saturday, January 7 (daily rate required)
Residence Halls Open: Thursday, January 12 at 8 a.m.
Classes Start: Tuesday, January 17

Mail Delivery

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

Open Halls

Allison, Corbett, Parmelee, Laurel Village, Durward
*All halls open January 7 for Early Arrival 

Closed Halls

Academic Village, Braiden, Edwards, Ingersoll, Newsom, Summit, Westfall

Dining Information

On-Campus meal plans will be deactivated Friday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.
Dining Centers Close: Friday, December 16 at 2 p.m.
Dining Centers Open: Sunday, January 15 at 5 p.m.

Hours of Operation
  • December 16
    • All dining centers and Grubhub locations close at 2:00pm (meal plans deactivate at that time)
    • Durrell Marketplace & Café  4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • December 17 – 23
    • Durrell Marketplace & Café open 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • December 24 & 25
    • All dining locations are closed
  • December 26 – 31
    • Durrell Marketplace & Café open 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • January 1
    • All dining locations are closed
  • January 2 – 6
    • Durrell Marketplace & Café open 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • January 7 – 8
    • Durrell Marketplace & Café open 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • January 8 – 14
    • The Foundry Open
      • 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
      • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • January 15
    • The Foundry Open
      • 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
      • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Ram’s Horn Dining (+ Marketplace & Café), Braiden Dining (+ RamWich), Durrell (Grill, Pizzeria, Bistro, Marketplace & Café) all open at 5 p.m.

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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
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 'Break Checkout Checklist'

Contact your RA to schedule a pre-departure room check. If you opt to leave without an RA check, you accept possible charges for improper check-out and/or other concerns staff might identify

You and your roommate(s) must each complete your own, individual break departure steps

Submit the online break departure form on the CSU Housing Portal

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 (Dec 17 – Jan 6)

Anyone wishing to stay in the halls over break must apply by Wednesday, December 14

  • Apply for Break Housing (select Break Housing under Residence Halls) Application opens November 28
  • Prior approval required
  • Daily rate of $40 (does not include meal swipes or 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 CSU 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 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily, except University holidays on which the desk is closed. On-call duty staff is available to assist.

Early Arrival (Jan 7-11)

Students needing to arrive early may do so from January 7 – January 11

  • Prior approval required
  • Apply through the Break Housing Application (select Break Housing under Residence Halls) no later than December 14. Application opens November 28
  • Daily rate of $70 (includes $40 RamCash for dining)

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