2019 Fall Break Housing Information

Do you need to stay on campus over fall break? We have some housing options and break meal plans available for you! Remember to make your reservation in advance, as space is limited.

University Housing's undergraduate residence halls close on Saturday, November 23, at 3 p.m. and open Saturday, November 30, at 9 a.m. Fall break accommodations are available from Saturday, November 23, through Saturday, November 30.


The deadline to complete a fall break housing contract is Friday, November 22, at 10:30 a.m. There are a limited number of spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

After November 22, break housing will only 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:

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

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 be referred to either the Residential Life judicial process or to the University Police for trespassing.


The rate is $40 per night. The non-refundable charge will be billed to your student account unless the reservation is canceled by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, November 21. To cancel, log back into the Break Housing Contract and click on the link to cancel the contract.

  • To change/decrease the number of days staying over break, please email housing@illinois.edu with your request. Please note: Changes need to be completed by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 21.
  • To add days before the deadline, please log into the Break Housing Contract and make the necessary adjustments.
  • To add days after the deadline, please email housing@illinois.edu with your request.  

NOTE: There is no additional charge for fall break housing for Global Crossroads LLC residents. You must still submit a Break Housing Contract.

See below for food costs during break.


Residents requesting break housing will be housed in a limited number of converted lounge spaces in Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (PAR) and Snyder Hall. Lounge spaces in Florida Avenue Residence Halls (FAR) will also be available as needed. Each lounge will have a bed for each break resident (4 students will be assigned to each lounge). Bunked beds are provided.

Current residents of PAR, Snyder Hall and FAR will be permitted to remain in their own rooms during the break; however, current residents must still submit a Break Housing Contract.

If you need ADA special accommodations, please indicate that on your Break Housing Contract and contact the Housing Information Office.


On November 23, check-in at PAR, FAR, and Snyder will start at 9 a.m.

On all other days, you may check in beginning at 11 a.m. at the front desk.

Please check out and remove all things from your assigned break room by 9 a.m. on the day you plan to depart. No storage of personal items is permitted in break rooms after your contract has ended.

You can move back into your permanent room assignment on November 30 at 9 a.m. 



Break housing residents may purchase an optional Break Meal Package that includes meals for four days. The cost is $80 for the four-day Break Meal Package, and the deadline to purchase the package is Friday, November 22, at 10:30 a.m.

Meal service will be available from Sunday, November 24, through Wednesday, November 27.  Meals will be served in the PAR Dining Hall.

Break Meal access will be coded on to your i-card. Break housing residents at PAR, Snyder, and FAR will have card access to PAR during meal periods.  

  • Sunday meals: brunch and dinner
  • Monday-Wednesday meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The non-refundable charge will be billed to your student account unless the reservation is canceled by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, November 21.

NOTE: Global Crossroads LLC residents who select the meal plan will receive a charge for the meal option.


If you are not staying for the entire break, don't want a Break Meal Package for all four days, or miss the deadline by which to purchase the Break Meal package, you may purchase meals individually with a credit/debit card or with Illini Cash. Cafe Credits are not available during this time.

Standard door rates will apply for meals purchased with Illini Cash:

  • Breakfast: $9.37
  • Lunch/Brunch: $11.88
  • Dinner: $15.48


Sunday, November 24

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

Monday, November 25, through Wednesday, November 27

  • Breakfast: 8:00–10 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00–7 p.m

No meals on Thursday, November 28, Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30.


Housing Information Office
100 Clark Hall
(217) 333-7111