Housing Break Request

Residence Halls (Unity & Heritage) are Officially Closed during Thanksgiving Break and Winter Break.  Break housing request is available to students who have completed the relevant form.  If approved, students will be provided with access to their current residence hall using their student ID card. Apartments (Village & Casa Bella & Troxel Hall) will be continuously accessible and there is NO need to complete this form.

Requirements to Qualify to Stay during the Breaks

  • All requests must be submitted by the deadline. Not all request may be approved.
  • The primary student residence of parents must not reside in the Rio Grande Valley (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy County)
  • Must provide evidence of legitimate reasons requiring students to live on campus during winter break. Examples include participation in official university sports, on-campus employment, extensive travel restrictions, traveling back home is inconvenient and greater than 90 miles and institutional research responsibilities.

Thanksgiving Break Request Guideline and Conditions

  • Sign up for Thanksgiving Break housing begins Monday, October 28 at 12:00 pm (noon). 
  • The deadline to sign up is Friday, November 22 at 12:00 pm (noon).
    • Any request made after the deadline will have a $50 administrative fee. 
  • Unity Hall and Heritage Hall will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break
    • scheduled for Thursday, November 28, 2019, at 4:00 pm and ending on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
    • All residents must vacate for the Thanksgiving Break on November 27, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.
  • During the Thanksgiving break, residents will not be allowed to access the Residence Halls.
  • Campus Facilities Services will also be conducting maintenance on all systems during the break.
  • Please make sure to lock up all your personal items in your closet/shelves or take high-value items home.
  • Only authorized students who have submitted a form by the deadline will be able to stay during the break with no additional charges.  

⇒Thanksgiving Break Request Form 

Winter Break Request Guidelines and Conditions

  • Sign up for Winter Break housing begins Monday, October 28 at 12:00 pm (noon). 
  • The deadline to sign up is Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon).
    • Any request made after the deadline will have a $50 administrative fee. 
  • Unity Hall and Heritage Hall will be closed for the Winter Break
    • scheduled for Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 4:00 pm and ending on Sunday, January 12, 2019.
    • All residents must vacate for the Winter Break on December 12, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.
  • During the Winter break, residents will not be allowed to access the Residence Halls.
  • Campus Facilities Services will also be conducting maintenance on all systems during the break.
  • Please make sure to lock up all your personal items in your closet/shelves or take high-value items home.
  • Only authorized students who have submitted a form by the deadline will be able to stay during the break with no additional charges. 

⇒Winter Break Request Form 

 

Spring Break Request Guidelines and Conditions

  • Sign up for Spring Break housing begins Friday, February 21 at 12:00 pm (noon). 
  • The deadline to sign up is Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm (noon).
    • Any request made after the deadline will have a $50 administrative fee. 
  • Unity Hall and Heritage Hall will be closed for the Spring Break
    • scheduled for Friday, March 6, 2020, at 4:00 pm and ending on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
    • All residents must vacate for the Spring Break on March 6, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.
  • During the Spring break, residents will not be allowed to access the Residence Halls.
  • Campus Facilities Services will also be conducting maintenance on all systems during the break.
  • Please make sure to lock up all your personal items in your closet/shelves or take high-value items home.
  • Only authorized students who have submitted a form by the deadline will be able to stay during the break with no additional charges. 

⇒Spring Break Request Form