Winter Break Information

All residential units will close for the fall semester at 12 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, December 17, 2017.  All residential units, with the exception of wood frame houses, will close at this time; seniors who wish to stay in their wood frame house at any point during the break must register by Sunday, December 17th, with Residential Life. 

International students and student athletes will receive information regarding winter break housing from either the Office of International Student Affairs or their coach, respectively.

Students who do not live in wood frame houses, seniors that live in apartments (including Fauver) and juniors that do live in wood frame houses and wish to return to campus early must submit a Winter Break Housing/Early Return form. This application is due on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 12 p.m. – no exceptions.  Please also note that all applications will be scrutinized and there is no guarantee that your request can be granted. Students who are approved to remain on-campus are international students, approved winter athletes, or have valid on-campus employment. The only students approved to return for research are seniors working on their thesis. Students currently studying abroad that are not an approved athlete or participating in one of the Wesleyan winter session programs are not eligible for early return.

Students who will be working on-campus during the winter break or have circumstances that prevent them from leaving campus must request housing with the Office of Residential Life by Friday, November 17, 2017 at 12 p.m. 

If you are participating in the Winter Session classes, Winter on Wyllys, or Teacher Generation and are not a senior living in a woodframe house, must apply for housing by completing the  Winter Session, Winter on Wyllys, and Teacher Generation Housing Form. Student must complete this form by Friday, Novemeber 17, 2017 at Noon (12 p.m.) EST. 

In order to maximize class appropriate spaces for students returning from leave/abroad, the Office of Residential Life will not process Room Change Requests after Friday, November 10, 2017. Students interested in making a room change after this date must wait until two weeks into the spring semester, after all returning students have been placed.  Requests to pull-in a student into a spring vacancy can be made until Monday, December 4, 2017 by 12 p.m.  

Students who are not approved to return early can return to campus at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Students who are moving into a new assignment will not be able to pick-up their keys prior to this time.

Any questions regarding these processes should be directed to Residential Life at 860-685-3550 or at