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Winter Break Information

Fall semester Final Exams end on Friday, December 16 and Winter semester classes begin on Monday, January 9. On campus housing buildings close at 10pm on Friday, December 16 and re-open at 8am on Saturday, January 7. All University offices are closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2.

Before you leave and enjoy your winter break, for health, safety, and security, please do the following: 

  •  Empty all trash bins and recycling.  Bring bags to the trash room/dumpster
  •  Discard any perishable food items that may spoil prior to your return
  •  Shut and lock windows and close your blinds
  •  Shut and lock unit door
  •  Turn off all faucets in the kitchen and bathroom and flush toilet
  •  Unplug all electronics (except refrigerator) and turn off all lights
  •  Turn down your thermostat to 55 - do not turn off
  •  Remove any valuable items

Extended Stay & Break Stay Sign-Up

Living in Housing for winter semester, but will be in your unit at some point over the break?

If you are a continuing student and will be in your unit any time between 10pm Friday, December 16 and 8am Saturday, January 7, a WINTER BREAK STAY REQUEST is required. Semester break stay requests must be submitted by Thursday, December 14.

NOT returning for winter semester, but need to stay in your unit past 10pm Friday, December 18?

If you are NOT going to be living on campus for the Winter 2017 semester and need to be in your unit any time after 10pm Friday, December 16, submission of a EXTENDED STAY FORM is required. Extended Stay Forms must be submitted by Monday, December 12 to your front desk (pick this form up from your Living Center Director). You are NOT guaranteed permission to stay- the department of Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to grant or deny any Extended Stay request.

Note: If you are NOT returning to on-campus Housing for the winter semester, please review the cancel process, complete a Contract Release Form, submit the Contract Release Form to your Living Center Director by December 1, and review proper checkout information

Duty & On-Call

  • If you need support after hours, call Assistant Living Center Director (ALCD) duty phone number or 911 if it is an emergency. CALL DESK DURING REGULAR HOURS (SEE BELOW).
  • ALCD phone number for DeVos, Frey, Hills, Holton-Hooker, Kirkpatrick, Laker Village, North C, Pew, Pickard, Ravines, Seidman, South C/D/E, Swanson & Stafford: 616-889-0254.

  • ALCD phone number for Calder, Copeland, GVA, Hoobler, Johnson, Maple, Kistler, Murray, Niemeyer, Oak, Ott, Pine, Robinson, Secchia, VanSteeland,  Weed, & Winter: 616-889-0280.


Desk Hours


Fri, Dec. 16: All desks open 8am-10pm

Sat, Dec. 17: All desks open 10am-8pm

Sun, Dec 18: All desks open 10am-4pm

Mon, Dec. 19-Thur, Dec. 22:

  • Holton-Hooker  & Winter: 10am-4pm
  • Laker Village, Niemeyer, South E: CLOSED

Fri, Dec 23-Mon, Jan 2: All desks CLOSED

Laker Village North and South Community Centers will be open for laundry only 10am-6pm daily except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Tue, Jan 3-Thur, Jan 5

  • Holton-Hooker  & Winter: 10am-4pm
  • Laker Village, Niemeyer, South E: CLOSED

Fri, Jan. 6: All desks open 10am-8pm

Sat, Jan. 7: All desks open 8am-10pm

Sun, Jan. 8: All desks open 8am-10pm

Regular hours resume Monday, January 9

Mail & Package Center Hours

Monday, Dec 12th – 16th: 10AM – 6PM (Exam week)

Saturday, Dec 17th: 10AM – 2PM (Winter Break begins)

Sunday, Dec 18th: CLOSED

Monday, Dec 19th – Thursday, Dec 22nd: 10AM – 4PM

Friday, Dec 23rd – Monday, Jan 2nd: CLOSED

Tuesday, Jan 3rd – Friday, Jan 6th: 10AM – 4PM

Saturday, Jan 7th: 10AM – 2PM

Sunday, Jan 8th: CLOSED