Easter Break Housing 2023

Posted By: Niki Peterson On: 2023-03-24
Posted On: 2023-03-24

Residence halls closed for Easter break by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023.  Residence halls will reopen on Monday, April 10th, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. If you are leaving for Easter break you must fill out the break checkout form in eRezLife.

If you need on-campus housing anytime between Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 (after 7pm) and Monday, April 10th, (before noon) 2023. This includes international students, in-season athletes, work study, SMU internships and student teachers. Permission to remain on campus during breaks is not automatic, and those seeking approval must register with the Office of Residence Life by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4th through an online form. The form can be requested by emailing reslife@smumn.edu. Key card access will be shut off Wednesday, April 5th, 2023  after 7:00 p.m. if this form is not completed. Late forms are subject to a late fee. If your request is denied, you will be contacted by the Office of Residence. If you do not receive a response, your request has been approved.

You must fill out either the break checkout form or the break housing form. Failure to fill out one of these forms will result in a fine. 

Only those students who will be participating in SAINT MARY’S SPONSORED activities, traveling long distances over 8 hours 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, Campus Safety routinely checks all units in the residence halls and apartments 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 check student rooms during break periods to ensure that no safety hazards exist or that the resident is in violation of university policy. If a staff member should encounter a resident residing in the residence halls without authorization, the resident may receive a fine and/or loss of campus housing.

Food service will not be available. The cafeteria will close at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5th,  and the Cardinal Club will close at 5 p.m. on the same date. The cafeteria will reopen on Monday, April 10th, for dinner. You will not need to unplug your refrigerators Easter break.

The Cardinal Co-op food pantry will be open during break from 8:00 am. until 4:30 p.m. for those staying on campus during break. It is located in the Vlazny Hall kitchen.