Break Housing

Need to stay on campus over break?

We offer housing options in both Champaign and Urbana for Fall, Winter and Spring Breaks.

If you are staying in an undergraduate residence hall during a break period, regardless of location, you will be required to complete a break housing contract. The rate for break housing is $40 per night, and meals will not be available.

Students living in Illinois Street Residence Halls (ISR), Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (PAR), Bousfield HallSnyder Hall and Wassaja Hall are permitted to remain in their own rooms for all breaks. Students needing break housing accommodations who do not live in one of these halls will be assigned to converted lounge spaces in ISR, PAR or Snyder Hall.

Our graduate upper-division halls, Sherman and Daniels, are open over the breaks during the school year and there is no need to apply for break housing.

Fall Break 2023

  • Accommodations will be available November 18 – 26, 2023.
  • The deadline to cancel the break housing contract is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2023.
  • Students must apply for Fall Break housing by 10 a.m. on Friday, November 17, 2023. After 10 a.m., students should visit the ISR, PAR or Snyder front desks to complete a break housing contract.
  • Fall Break housing will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2023.
  • Last meal served before Fall Break will be lunch on Saturday, November 18, 2023.
  • Undergraduate halls will close for Fall Break at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, and reopen at 9 a.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2023.
  • The Fall Break 2023 Housing Contract will be made available through the Contract Portal on October 9, 2023.

Winter Break 2023

  • Accommodations will be available December 16, 2023 – January 10, 2024.
  • The deadline to cancel the break housing contract is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2023.
  • Students must apply for Winter Break housing by 10 a.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023. After 10 a.m., students should visit the ISR or Snyder front desks to complete a break housing contract.
  • Winter Break housing will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2023.
  • Last meal served before Winter Break will be dinner on Friday, December 15, 2023.
  • Undergraduate halls will close for Winter Break at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2023, and reopen at 8 a.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2024.
  • Students needing to arrive before Sunday, January 14, will be able to return beginning at noon on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 (early arrival fees of $40/night will apply, no meals available).
  • The Winter Break 2023 Housing Contract will be made available through the Contract Portal on October 30, 2023.

Spring Break 2024

  • Accommodations will be available March 9 – March 17, 2024.
  • The deadline to cancel the break housing contract is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2024.
  • Students must apply for Spring Break housing by 10 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2023. After 10 a.m., students should visit the ISR or Snyder front desks to complete a break housing contract.
  • Spring Break housing will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2024.
  • Last meal served before Spring Break will be lunch on Saturday, March 9, 2024.
  • Undergraduate halls will close for Spring Break at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, and reopen at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2024.
  • The Spring Break 2024 Housing Contract will be made available through the Contract Portal on January 22, 2024.