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 17 at 3 p.m. and open Sunday, November 25 at 9 a.m. Fall break accommodations are available from November 17–25.


Complete a Fall Break Housing Contract 

The deadline to complete a fall break housing contract is November 16 at 10:30 a.m. If you are interested in signing up for University break housing, complete the Fall Break Housing Contract form online. There are a limited number of spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

After November 16, break housing will be only 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
  • FAR desk (217) 333-0840 - Once break starts, the FAR desk will be closed. Please contact PAR if you need assistance.
  • 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 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. on November 15. 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, changes need to be completed by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, November 15.
  • 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) lounge 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 17, check-in at PAR, FAR and Snyder will start at 9 a.m.

On all other days, you may check-in between 10 a.m. and 10 p.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 25 at 9 a.m. 



Break housing residents may purchase an optional Break Meal Package that includes meals for five days. The cost is $100 for the the five-day Break Meal Package.

Meal service will be available from November 18–21 and November 24. Meals will be served in the PAR Dining Hall.

Meal plan 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.  

  • Saturday and 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 November 15.

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 or you don't want a Break Meal Package for all five days, you may purchase meals individually with a credit/debit card or with Illini Cash. Cafe Credit is not available during this time.

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

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


Sunday, November 18

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

Monday, November 19 through Wednesday, November 21

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

No meals on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23

Saturday, November 24

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


Housing Information Office
100 Clark Hall