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Intersession housing affords students the opportunity to remain on campus during intersession periods of Winter, Spring, and Summer. Fall break is not considered an intersession period. Priority is given to students in need, international students, athletes, and intersession employees. Other reasons will be considered. For Spring and Winter breaks, students are permitted to stay in their academic year rooms as long as there are no impacts to any planned maintenance efforts. In the event Facilities Ops has maintenance work planned that would impact a students ability to remain in their room, an alternate room assignment will be made. For Summer break, students will be required to move to an alternate room assignment and then move into their Fall assignment before the start of the Fall semester. The Office of Residential Life reserves the right to change which house will be used for intersession housing.

To stay on campus for any intersession, students must submit an application.

Intersession housing begins on the day that the houses close at 9 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. on the day the houses reopen.

Intersession Dates and Deadlines

IntersessionDatesApply ByApplication
Summer 20245/20–8/25Apply by 5/5 @ 11:59 p.m.Application
Fall 2024
Winter 2024 

Please reference the 2024 Summer Housing FAQ doc for additional information.

Applications are available on the Office of Residential Life website six weeks before the break. Applications must be completed and returned by the deadline to be considered. Notifications will be made by email.

Any damage to the room you stay in, or common areas, will be charged to your student account. Damage to common areas will be split among those utilizing the space at the time, if the individual(s) responsible cannot be determined.

Campus Dining

Meals are offered on campus during all intersession periods. Typically, one location remains open while all other dining locations and platforms close during the break. When students apply for intersession housing, they are enrolled into the intersession meal plan. Typically, the Retreat is used for Winter and Spring intersessions while Gordon Commons is used for the majority of Summer intersession. The reduction in locations and staffing during intersessions places some limits on the overall offerings; generally speaking students should expect a slimmed down dining offering during intersession periods.

Cost

The cost to remain on campus is $45 per day. Financial Aid can be applied to this cost with a minimum total cost of no less than $5 per day. The daily rate of $45 per day is considerably lower than the daily rate during semester periods to adjust for less offerings and services available on campus during intersessions.