Fall Newsletter

The end of the quarter is rapidly approaching! With Thanksgiving this week and finals week trailing closely behind, we want you to keep track of important housing information and deadlines.

Academic Breaks

The majority of students leave campus during academic breaks. While our residential buildings remain open, many campus services are suspended, including meal services in the dining commons and building desk services, like package and mail pickup.

To see break schedules for other campus services, visit Dining Services, the Student Health Center, Western Libraries and the Wade King Rec Center.

Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

Meal service in the dining commons ends at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and resumes at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.

Winter Break: Dec. 13, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

Meal service in the dining commons ends at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2018 and resumes at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.

Please review the content applicable, whether you are Leaving for Break or Staying for Break.

Moving Out

You must move our out of housing if:

  1. You plan to live off campus next quarter

  2. You are not attending Western next quarter

If you move out of housing at the end of fall quarter, you must check out of your room by 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 to avoid the winter quarter checkout penalty.

If commencement ceremonies or transportation issues conflict with the deadline, contact your resident director in advance for permission to stay until noon on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Avoid Penalty Fees

If you are thinking about moving off campus any time soon, be aware of the contract breakage fee and winter quarter checkout fee.

For more information regarding fees and penalties, please visit our Financial Information page.

Proper Checkout Procedure

Before moving out, all residents must follow the Proper Checkout Procedure. Contact your resident adviser with questions.

Student Jobs

University Residences offers a broad range of student jobs for those seeking to apply their talents, gain transferable skills, and acquire valuable work experience. Positions range from entry level to paraprofessional, and each one offers flexible hours that allow you to balance your work life and your academic goals.

Thinking about being a Resident/Apartment Advisor?

Resident Advisors (RA) and Apartment Advisors play an important role in community development, developing relationships, providing general support, and in helping to achieve the mission of University Residences.

Applications open Dec. 2!

Find out more information by visiting our Resident Advisor page.

Have a safe and fun break

Winter break is a great time to recharge your batteries, spend time with family and friends and ring in the new year.

We wish you Happy Holidays and success with your fall quarter!