We offer optional housing for students when residential communities are closed for Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks.

2018-2019 Break Housing Timeline

Mid-semester break
October 10-14, 2018 Residential Communities Remain Open
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at 11:59pm Deadline to Register for Thanksgiving Break
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at noon Residential Communities Close for Thanksgiving Break
Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 9am Residential Communities Open for Students
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:59pm Deadline to Register for Winter Break
Friday, December 14, 2018 at noon Residential Communities Close for Winter Break
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at noon Residential Communities Open for Students
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:59pm Deadline to Register for Spring Break
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at noon Residential Communities Close for Spring Break
Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 9am Residential Communities Open for Students


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 are 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 during break periods. 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 assessed applicable fees, a failure to register charge of $50, and referred to the student conduct process.


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.





Contact Info


Residential Life Office
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center #225
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3175
F 740-368-3174
E reslife@owu.edu

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