2019-2020 Winter Break Housing Information

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

University Housing's undergraduate residence halls close on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 3 p.m. and open Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 9 a.m. Winter break accommodations are available from December 21 to January 15.

Only current residents of Florida Avenue Residence Halls (FAR) will be permitted to remain in their own rooms during winter break; however, these residents still must submit a break housing contract and will be subject to the break housing rate of $40 per night.

Residents who stay after break housing concludes or return for early arrival housing between January 15 at noon and January 19 at 9 a.m. will be subject to early arrival charges of $40 per night.


Complete a Winter Break Housing Contract

The deadline to complete a winter break housing contract is December 20 at 10:30 a.m. If you are interested in signing up for University break housing, complete the Winter Break Housing Contract form online. There are a limited number of spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

After the deadline, break housing will be only provided if any spaces remain or become available due to cancellations. Contact the FAR front desk at (217) 333-0840 for space availability.

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 student conduct process or to the University Police for trespassing. 


The break housing 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 Thursday, December 19. To cancel, log back into the Break Housing Contract and click on the link to cancel the contract.

  • To change/lessen the number of days staying over break, please email your request to housing@illinois.edu. Please note: Requests to change/lessen the number of days staying over break must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019.
  • To add days before the deadline, please log back into your 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 winter break housing for Global Crossroads LLC residents. However, these residents must still complete a Break Housing Contract, and they will be assigned to lounge spaces in Florida Avenue Residence Halls (FAR).


Residents requesting break housing will be housed in a limited number of converted lounge spaces in Florida Avenue Residence Halls (FAR). Each lounge will have a bed for each break resident (4 students will be assigned to each lounge). Please note that the beds are bunked. Students who request to stay one or two nights will be assigned to a lounge in FAR. Students in need of ADA accommodations should contact the Housing Information Office at housing@illinois.edu.  


A meal plan is not offered during winter break.


Check-in at FAR will start at 9 a.m. on December 21.

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 10 a.m. on the day you plan to depart. No storage of personal items is permitted in break rooms after your contract has ended.


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