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Winter Break Housing

Kent State University's residence halls close at 5pm on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Students will not have access to residence halls during Winter Break, but students can leave their belongings in their rooms. Students should make sure they take home all items they will need during the break. Your RA will provide more in-depth information concerning winter break and hall closing procedures at a closing floor meeting before finals week.  Please plan to attend this meeting.

If you are not returning to Kent State University for the spring semester (because of graduation, transfer, withdrawal, etc.) you need to contact your Residence Hall Director before finals week in order to schedule a checkout appointment.  You will be able to check out during finals week within 24 hours of your last exam or Saturday if you are participating in graduation. For more information on checking out at the end of the fall semester, please see this page.

Kent State does offer winter break housing for students who need to stay on campus after 5pm on Saturday, December 15, 2018 and before 9am on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Only students with a housing assignment for the entire academic year (fall semester and spring semester) are eligible. Students who are withdrawing, studying abroad during the spring semester, or graduating in December are not eligible for winter break housing. The winter break housing application is available here. As long as a break housing application is completed, students are able to stay in their current fall semester room for the entire break period, or for as many days as needed, at a cost of $35/night, to be billed to each student's KSU Bursar account in February 2019.

Please note, new students to campus who did not live on campus during the fall semester will be able to move into their rooms on Saturday before classes start, and will not need to complete a break housing application unless they need to arrive before Saturday, January 12, 2019. New students will first need to check in at their Area Desk to receive their room key. 

For students who are interested in winter break housing, please review the information below:

  • Meal plans are not active and dining choices on campus are limited during the break. Visit Dining Services' website for break dining information.

  • Winter break RAs, as well as a Residence Hall Director on duty, will be present on campus over break. The security aide staff will be on duty each night of winter break. During winter break, Security Aides will be on duty between 8pm and 2:30am. The security aide staff can be reached at 330-672-7010. 

  • During winter break, the Area Desks are closed. The Reception Desk in the Residence Services main office in Korb Hall is open during normal business hours Monday through Friday - unless the University is closed for a holiday.  The winter break Residence Hall Director can be contacted at 330-672-7000.

  • If you become locked out of your room during winter break during business hours, you will need to contact the break hall staff in the Residence Services main office in Korb Hall at 330-672-7000.  If you become locked out during non-business hours, you can reach a break staff person on duty by calling the Tri-Towers Area Desk at 330-672-3244; this number will be forwarded to the hall director on duty when offices are closed. 

  • If you have a problem during winter break, during business hours, you may contact winter break staff through the Residence Services main office at 330-672-7000.  During non-business hours, you can reach a break staff person on duty by calling the Tri-Towers Area Desk at 330-672-3244.

The residence halls will reopen after break on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Again, residents who need to arrive before this date, or stay later than 5pm on Saturday, December 15, 2018 should complete a winter break housing application.