Winter Break Information

All residential units will close for the fall semester at 12 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, December 16, 2018.  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 16th, 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.

Any first-year, sophomore, or junior student (including juniors in woodframes), as well as any senior student living in an apartment (including Fauver), who wishes to remain on campus for part or all of Winter Break must submit the Winter Break Housing form. This application is due on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 12 noon EST – no exceptions.  Please also note that all applications will be reviewed 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, and those having 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 16, 2018 at 12noon EST. 

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 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Noon (12 p.m.) EST. 

No Hungry Student Initiative: This initiative provides assistance to all international students on need-based aid who are approved to remain on campus during winter break.  Additionally, it also provides assistance to high-need domestic students with exceptional family circumstances that may warrant their stay on campus during the winter break period.  The initiative assists in procuring a meal allowance and/or stipend during the winter break period for those students who meet the criteria and are approved to be on campus during winter break.  There is a place to indicate whether or not you feel you may meet this criteria on each of the winter break forms so that a professional staff member can reach out to those who do.  If you have any questions regarding this initiative please email ResLife.

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 9, 2018. 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 12noon on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018.

Students who are not approved to return early can return to campus at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. 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