Winter Break Closing Information

As many of you prepare to depart campus for the fall semester, we wanted to share detailed information on the various policies and procedures for those returning to housing for the spring semester, not returning to housing for the spring semester, and for those requesting to stay on campus over the break.

Closing Dates and Times

The first-year, second-year residence halls and university-operated Greek houses close on Thursday, December 16th at 3 PM.  Students returning for Spring 2022 who need housing during winter break will need to sign-up by Friday, December 3.

Dining Operations

The last meal in Residential Dining for the Fall 2021 semester will be on Wednesday, December 15 at 2:30 P.M.  The winter break meal plan starts on Thursday, December 17 for students staying over Winter Break.

Spring 2022 Room Change Requests

As the university is looking to bring additional students to live on campus in the Spring, students living in suites or apartments may get new roommates.

Students interested in changing rooms, including interest in a single apartment (UC only) for the spring semester will need to submit a room change request form on Campus Groups and meet with their RCD no later than 5:00 P.M on Friday, December 3.

First & Second Year Students

  • Room Swap -- you and another student switch rooms.
  • If you have a specifically identified room you wish to move to, your RCD will discuss the parameters for moving prior to the end of the fall semester.
  • Wait until spring room changes begin the second week of classes.

Upper-class Students

  • Room Swap -- you and another student switch rooms.
  • If you have a specifically identified room you wish to move to, your RCD will discuss the parameters for moving prior to the end of the fall semester.
  • Wait until spring room changes begin the second week of classes.

Bicycles

If you are planning to return to campus housing in the spring, you can simply leave your bike in bike storage.

If you are not returning to campus housing in the spring, please take your bike with you.

Parking During Move Out

The following parking lots will available for winter break move-out from Saturday, December 11 through Thursday, December 16, 2021:  

  • Lot 5- Murray Hill Residence Halls and Greek Houses
  • Lot 57- Carlton Road Residence Halls and Greek Houses
  • Lot 46- Parking garage by The Village at 115

Mail Service

Mail will not be forwarded during the semester recess for students who are returning in Spring 2022.  Mail and packages will be delivered to the area office when the area office is open during winter break.  Amazon and PackCity lockers will accessible during winter break.

Area Office Hours

The central housing office is open 8:30 A.M - 5:00 P.M weekdays when the university is open during winter break.  The area offices are on a limited schedule during winter break.  Hours will be posted once finalized.

Security

The potential for thefts and other security problems increase as the end of the semester approaches.  Remember that it is important to keep your room/apartment locked at all times and to be increasingly security conscious.  If you noticed any unusual or suspicious activity in or around the residence halls over break, please contact CWRU Police at 216.368.3333.