We offer optional housing for students when residential communities are closed for Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks. There is a cost associated with remaining on campus over winter break.
2023-2024 Academic Year Break Housing Timeline
|October 10, 2023 at 8pm||Dining operations close|
|October 11-15, 2023||Residential communities remain open|
|October 15, 2023 at 5pm||Dining operations open|
|Monday, October 9, 2023||Break registration form for Thanksgiving Break opens|
|Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023 at 11:59pm||Deadline to register for Thanksgiving Break|
|Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8pm||Dining operations close|
|Saturday, November 18, 2023 at noon||Residential communities close for Thanksgiving Break|
|Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 9am||Residential communities open for students|
|Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 5pm||Dining operations open|
|Monday, October 9, 2023||Break registration form for Winter Break opens|
|Friday, December 8, 2023 at 11:59pm||Deadline to register for Winter Break|
|Friday, December 15, 2023 at noon||Residential communities close for Winter Break|
|Friday, December 15, 2023 at 2pm||Dining operations close|
|Sunday, January 14, 2024 at noon||Residential communities open for students|
|Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 4:30pm||Dining operations open|
|Monday, January 29, 2024||Break registration form for Spring Break opens|
|Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 11:59pm||Deadline to register for Spring Break|
|Friday, March 8, 2024 at 8pm||Dining operations close|
|Saturday, March 9, 2024 at noon||Residential communities close for Spring Break|
|Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 9am||Residential communities open for students|
|Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 4:30pm||Dining operations open|
Break housing is available when residential facilities are closed for Thanksgiving and spring break for no additional fee with prior registration and approval.
Winter break housing is available on a limited basis for an additional fee ($25/night). Students will be expected to consolidate during winter break to one residence hall, house, or Small Living Unit and will not have access during the winter break to their fall/spring semester housing assignments.
Thanksgiving Break Details: Click here
Winter Break Details: Click here
Spring Break Details: Click here
There are no food services available during break periods. Additionally, no overnight guests or visitors are permitted during break periods and all University policies must be followed. Students who plan to remain on campus after the closing, during the break, or return early from the break must register with the Residential Life Office. Any break charges are charged to the OWU student’s account.
Any student registering after the break registration deadline will be charged a $25 late fee, plus applicable per night charges. Any student remaining on campus, over any portion of the break, without prior approval and registration with the Residential Life Office will be referred to the student conduct process.
REGISTERING FOR BREAK
During Thanksgiving, winter, and spring break periods, the residential communities are officially closed during the dates listed above. Students who require break housing (i.e. student athletes and those with extenuating circumstances) over one of these break periods must register online for break housing by the deadline. The Registration Form works best from a computer and not a hand held device.