Residence halls close for Easter Break on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. and reopen on Monday, April 10 at 12:00 p.m. Each resident must fill out one form, break housing or break checkout, for every break.
Prior to leaving campus a break checkout form must be completed in eRezLife. The break checkout form can be found under the “My Forms” section in the left-hand menu.
If you need to remain on campus for any part of the break you can request the break housing form by emailing the Office of Residence Life at email@example.com.
Only those students who will be participating in Saint Mary’s sponsored activities, traveling long distances of 8 hours or more or international students will be granted break housing unless specifically approved by the Office of Residence Life. A $35 per night fee may be added to a student account for remaining on campus for reasons other than those stated above.
As a safety measure, Residence Life staff and Campus Safety will check all residence halls during periods when school is not in session. Occupancy of any campus housing during breaks without authorization may result in a fine and/or loss of campus housing.
Residence hall staff will also check student rooms during break periods to ensure that no safety hazards exist. If a staff member should notice evidence of a violation of federal, state, or local laws, or a violation of university policies or procedures, the staff member can confiscate items in question and will file a report with the Office of Residence Life.
Food service will not be available for break. On Wednesday, April 5 the dining hall will close at 1:30 p.m., the Market at 4:00 p.m. and the Cardinal Club will close at 5:00 p.m. Food service will reopen on Monday, April 10 for dinner in the dining hall at 5:00 p.m. The Cardinal Co-op Food Pantry will be open 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. during break.
Refrigerators may stay plugged in during this break, but please make sure your garbage is taken out, windows are closed and your lights are off.
If you have any questions, please let me know or email the Office of Residence Life.