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Winter Break 2019–2020

The University's Residence Halls and Greek Houses will remain open during Winter Break.

Quarter Students

The Fall 2019 academic quarter ends on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. Any student who does not have a Winter 2020 housing application must move out of their Fall 2019 assignment by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019.

Semester Students

The Fall 2019 academic semester ends on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Any student who does not have a Spring 2020 housing application must move out of their Fall 2019 assignment by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019.

Leaving for Winter Break

Before you leave for Winter Break, please complete the following steps to prepare your room. To learn more about eligibility to stay in your room during Winter Break, please read the information below regarding Winter Break Eligibility.

Please complete the below actions before leaving for Winter Break.

  • Refrigerators should be emptied of all food and remain plugged in.
  • Unplug all other appliances, including alarm clocks and computers.
  • Clean your room.
  • Dispose of all perishable items.
  • Empty all trash cans and dispose of recyclable items.
  • The heat must remain ON and set to 65 degrees.
  • Completely close and lock all windows.
  • Close window blinds.
  • Turn off lights.
  • Lock the door (Remember your DragonCard and room key).

Winter Break Eligibility

Quarter Students

To be eligible for Winter Break Housing, quarter students must:

  • Have a Fall 2019 Housing Assignment
  • Have a Winter 2020 Housing Assignment

Semester Students

To be eligible for Winter Break Housing, semester students must:

  • Have a Fall 2019 Housing Assignment
  • Have a Spring 2020 Housing Assignment

Winter Break Housing Cancellations

Quarter Students

A quarter student who cancels their Winter 2020 housing between Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, and Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, must immediately vacate their assignment. Students will be financially responsible for the nights spent in residence after Dec. 14, 2019.

Semester Students

A semester student who cancels their Spring 2020 housing between Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, and Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, must immediately vacate their assignment. Students will be financially responsible for the nights spent in residence after Dec. 21, 2019.

Staying for Winter Break

During this low-occupancy period, Housing and Residence Living strongly encourage students who stay on campus to be mindful of their surroundings and to always lock their doors when not in their room.

Winter Break Guest Policy

Students who stay in their residence hall over Winter Break and who wish to have guests during the break period must adhere to the standard guest policy. All students and guests must abide by the Drexel University Student Code of Conduct.

Facilities Access

The Winter Break period is an optimal time for University Facilities to inspect and repair areas of the residence halls. Housing and Residence Life will provide as much notice as possible if entrance to residence hall rooms is required.