If you need on-campus housing anytime between Friday, February 24, 2023 (after 7pm) and Sunday, March 5, 2023 you must request and be approved to stay on-campus. This includes international students and student teachers. 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.
During scheduled university breaks, the residence halls/villages/apartments are officially closed and students must leave for Spring Break by 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023. Residence halls will reopen on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
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.
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 Thursday, February 23rd, through an online form that can be requested through our office. Key card access will be shut off after 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24th if this form is not completed.
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.
All dorm refrigerators must be unplugged, thawed and propped open for this break. If they are not defrosted and propped open prior to leaving they will mold and smell. All full size refrigerators may remain plugged in.
If you have food in common area refrigerators, please remove it before break begins. All food not labeled will be subject to disposal.
Failure to complete this form or the break checkout form in eRezLife will result in an improper break checkout fine. Failure to remove garbage or unplug your refrigerator may also result in a fine from Residence Life.
Food service will not be available. The cafeteria will close at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24th and the Cardinal Club will close at 5 p.m. on the same date. The cafeteria will reopen on Sunday, March 5th, for dinner.
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.