Residence Life

Break Housing

University residence halls (not apartments) close during certain break periods:

Thanksgiving Break
Winter Break (the break between fall and winter semesters)
Spring Break

Students in residence halls who need to stay late or return early for any portion of the breaks, must complete a request. The break housing applications can be found in Self Service ( under 'Applications'. Please note that all requests may not be approved and students in university apartments do not need to complete this request unless you are requesting to stay past May 31, when your lease ends. Once you submit your request, you will receive an answer within 2 business days to your Elon e-mail account.

BreakResidence Halls CloseResidence Halls ReopenRequest Due
Thanksgiving November 19 10am November 26 10am November 13
Winter December 15 10am January 1 10am December 4
Spring March 17 10am March 25 10am March 12
End of Year May 16 10am N/A May 7
  • Most dining facilities will not be open during this time period. Please check the dining services website for hours of operation.
  • You may be in a building without other students so be mindful of your surroundings and take steps to ensure your safety.
  • You are still bound to obey all university policies and any actions violating these policies will be reviewed by the student conduct office.
  • Guests (including other university students) are not permitted in the residence halls, under any circumstances, during break periods.
  • The university also reserves the right to assess charges and assess break fees against students who enter residential areas without permission during break periods.
  •  Please be advised that during break periods, is the university’s time to do routine maintenance and therefore physical plant staff may be in and around the buildings while you are there.
  • Student staff and residence life professional staff will not be available during this time so if you need assistance please call campus safety and police at x5555 OR if it is an emergency call 911 immediately for assistance.