All Seattle University residence halls, with the exception of the Murphy Apartments and the off campus sponsored student housing spaces, close during winter break. Students are required to leave the residence halls for the break unless approved by the Housing and Residence Life office to remain on campus. A list of students approved to reside in the residence halls during the break will be provided by Housing and Residence Life to Public Safety and Facilities.
Students not approved to remain in the buildings during the break are not permitted access to the buildings during the break, except in the following emergency circumstances:
Student requests for access to the residence halls should be directed to Housing and Residence Life. All requests for access for non-emergency reasons will be denied.
A student may request approval to stay for all or part of winter break by completing the Early Arrival/Late Departure/Winter Occupancy Request Form through the myHousing Portal. This form must be completed and received by Housing and Residence Life by 4:30pm on November 10th.
Completion of this form does not guarantee your request will be honored. Approval to stay for part or all of winter break will be granted on a needs basis only.
Housing during breaks is a privilege. If a student is found in violation of any University policies during this time the student will be asked to leave the residence halls for the duration of break. Additionally any incidences will be documented and entered into the University’s conduct system.
Students are allowed to remain in their rooms over the following breaks: Thanksgiving, Spring and Easter (see Important Dates). Please check your SU email and speak with your Resident Assistant (RA) for specific instructions prior to the aforementioned breaks.