Christmas Holiday

Who stays over Christmas holiday?

The residence halls close at the end of fall semester in mid-December, and students are required to vacate until the halls re-open for spring semester in January. However, several athletic programs request to have their athletes stay on-campus for scheduled games and practices during the Christmas holiday. These have been men's and women's basketball in December and early January, and sometimes the men's baseball team in early January.

The coaches are responsible to arrange with Housing for their athletes to stay in campus housing while the residence halls are officially closed. Only students who reside on-campus for the fall and spring semesters are allowed to reside in the residence halls during Christmas holiday. Athletes who reside off-campus for the fall or spring semester do not stay in campus housing during Christmas holiday.

Special approval needed

Students are not allowed to be in the residence halls during Christmas holiday, unless they are part of one of the athletic programs mentioned above and have been approved by Housing to stay in their room for specific dates. When a student has been approved, he or she will receive an e-mail from David King, Housing Director, to confirm it. The dates approved will be communicated in the e-mail.

Coaches need to contact Housing in advance to arrange for approval. Once arranged, the coaches will add their own student's names and manage their own group list at the Special Housing Schedule (login) site.