Thanksgiving Break Information 2023

Posted By: Niki Peterson On: 2023-11-10
Posted On: 2023-11-10

Thanksgiving break begins on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. During scheduled university breaks, the residence halls/villages/apartments are officially closed and students must leave campus by 7:00 p.m. on that date. Halls will reopen on Monday, November 27. 2023 at noon.

Residents are required to complete a break checkout form in eRezLife prior to leaving campus. The form will be open on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 and close on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Residence hall staff will check student rooms during break periods to ensure that no safety hazards exist. 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.

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.

If you need on-campus housing between Tuesday, November 21, 2023 after 7:00 p.m. and Monday, November 27, 2023 before noon you must request and be approved to stay on-campus. Please email for the break housing form to stay on campus for break.

The break housing form needs to be completed by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2023. If you do not register by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 20, a $10 late fee will be added to your student account. This includes international students and student teachers. If your request is denied, you will be contacted by the Office of Residence Life. If you do not receive a response, your request has been approved.

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.

Food service will not be available. The cafeteria will close at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, and the Cardinal Club will close at 5:00 p.m. on the same date. The cafeteria will reopen on Monday, November 27, for dinner.

The Cardinal Co-op food pantry will be open during break from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. in Griffin Hall #199. If you have any unopened, refrigerated food, that cannot make the trip home with you, please consider donating it to the food pantry. Please speak with your RA or Hall Director for directions on how to donate.