Spring Break Housing Information

Spring Break Housing and Meals

Complete a Spring Break Housing Contract

University Housing's undergraduate residence halls close on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. and open Sunday, March 26 at 12 noon. Spring break accommodations are available Saturday, March 18, 2017 through Sunday, March 26, 2017.

  • Residents requesting break housing will be housed in a limited number of converted lounge spaces in ISR, PAR, or Snyder.
  • Only current residents of Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (PAR), Illinois Street Residence Halls (ISR), Florida Avenue Residence Halls (FAR), and Snyder Hall will be permitted to remain in their own room during the break; however, these residents still must submit a break contract.

The deadline to complete an online spring break housing contract is Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

Cost

The rate is $40.00 per night. The non-refundable charge will be billed to your student account unless the reservation is canceled by Thursday, March 16, 2017. 

Please note: There is no additional charge for spring break housing for Global Crossroads residents. 

An optional meal plan is available for residents or non-residents to purchase for a flat rate of $150. All meals will be served out of ISR.

Location

Residents requesting break housing will be housed in a limited number of converted lounge spaces in ISR, PAR, or Snyder (except current residents of PAR, ISR, FAR, and Snyder, who may stay in their own rooms). Each lounge will have a bed for each break resident (5 to 6 students will be assigned to each lounge.)

Check-in at ISR, PAR, FAR, and Snyder will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Meal Options

Residents of break housing may purchase an optional meal plan that provides 19 meals over the break for the flat rate of $150.00. Meals will be served in the lower level dining room at Illinois Street Residence hall (same location as Chomps, but items will not be a la carte). Residents of break housing at PAR will have card access to ISR during meal periods.  

Meals begin with brunch on Sunday, March 19, 2017 and end with dinner on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The non-refundable charge will be billed to your student account unless the reservation is canceled by Thursday, March 16, 2017. (Please note, residents of Global Crossroads who select the meal plan will receive a charge for $150.00 on their student account for the meal portion of the contract.)

Sunday Meal Times

  • Brunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Monday–Friday Meal Times

  • Breakfast: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday Meal Times

  • Brunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

If you select the meal plan option, meal plan access will be coded on to your i-card. Students who are not staying for the entire break may purchase individual meals with a credit/debit card or with Illini Cash. Semester meal plans are not active during Spring Break and Café Credit is not available to use during this time.

Standard door rates plus sales tax will apply for meals purchased with Illini Cash or credit/debit card:

  • Breakfast: $9.21
  • Lunch/Brunch: $11.72
  • Dinner: $15.26

Reservations Required

The deadline to complete an online spring break housing contract is Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. There are a limited number of spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. After March 17, break housing will be provided if any spaces remain or become available due to cancellations. 

If you need to apply after the online contract is closed, contact one of the following front desks for space availability:

  • ISR desk (217) 333-4640
  • FAR desk (217) 333-0840 - Once break starts, the FAR desk will be closed. Please contact PAR if you need assistance.
  • PAR desk (217) 333-2950
  • Snyder desk (217) 333-2394

Any student without a break housing contract who accesses a building during a break period will be assessed the full break housing charge amount. In addition, any student who accesses a hall without a break housing contract will also be referred to either the Residential Life judicial process or to the University Police for trespassing.

Desk & RA On-Duty Hours

The Snyder, ISR, and PAR desks are open 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily during the break periods. FAR break residents should contact the PAR desk for assistance.

An RA is on duty every day 10:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m. and is available by phone from the exterior callbox to let someone in who arrives to their break housing hall in advance of opening. The desk or RA on duty will assist the resident in completing the break contract on arrival. 

Questions? Contact:

Housing Information Office
100 Clark Hall
housing@illinois.edu
333-7111