Winter Break

Staying For Break?

Learn more and apply for break housing by Noon on Wednesday, December 15.

December 18, 2021 – January 16, 2022

Residence Halls Close: Saturday, December 18 at 10 a.m.
Residence Halls Open: Thursday, January 13 at 8 a.m.
Classes Start: Tuesday, January 18

Mail Delivery

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

Open Halls

Durward, Parmelee, Westfall

Closed Halls

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

Dining Information

On-Campus meal plans will be deactivated Friday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.
Dining Centers Close: Friday, December 17 at 2 p.m.

Hours of Operation

Durrell Express Marketplace & Café
December 17
5 – 7 p.m.

December 18 – January 7
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

January 8 – January 9
11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The Foundry Dining Center
January 10 – 15
7:30 – 9 a.m.
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
5 – 7 p.m.

All Dining Centers Open: Sunday, January 16 at 5 p.m.
* Spring Semester meal plans will activate on January 13th
*Hours of Operation Subject to Change

Visit for the most up to date information

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 'Break Checkout Checklist' at under the Residence Halls menu (after Dec. 10)

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 form to confirm you have departed 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 15

  • Apply for Break Housing (select Break Housing under Residence Halls) Application opens November 24, 2021
  • Prior approval required
  • Daily rate of $40 (includes housing & $20 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 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 Return

Students needing to return early may do so from January 8 – January 12

  • Prior approval required
  • Apply through the Break Housing Application (select Break Housing under Residence Halls) no later than Noon on December 15. Application opens November 24, 2021
  • Daily rate of $62 (includes 3 meals at The Foundry 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