Fall Break Is Right Around The Corner – What You Need to Know About the Residence Halls

By Sylvia Cranmer, Housing & Dining Services Communications

The semester is flying by and Fall Break (Nov. 21–Nov. 29) is only a few weeks away – has your student made plans for the remainder of the semester yet? Although the final three weeks of classes will be held virtually, we are encouraging students to stay living on campus for the remainder of the semester (Nov 21-Dec. 18) to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 to family, friends, fellow students and co-workers. Whether it be this or any other reason, CSU welcomes any and all residents who choose to stay on campus for those final four weeks, and we will provide housing to all residents who want it. There are several options for residence hall students to finish out the semester, whether they are staying or leaving.

The following information was sent to all current hall residents earlier this month in an email from Housing & Dining Services. If you have any questions about Fall break & Extended Housing, please contact the office at (970) 491-4719) or housing@colostate.edu.

Students remaining in the residence halls for Fall Break and the last three weeks of the semester (Nov. 21-Dec. 18, 2020) need to register at MyHousing.colostate.edu, select FALL BREAK & EXTENDED HOUSING, and submit the form by noon on Friday, Nov. 6.

  • Residents who remain living on campus are asked to stay for the entirety of Fall Break and the final three weeks of the semester, and are asked to limit traveling only for necessary trips, in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • COVID screenings will continue during this period and during the semester break.
  • There are currently six halls designated for Fall Break & Extended Housing; however, as residents sign up to remain on campus, these halls are subject to change based on need. Students who register to remain in University Housing are guaranteed a space and should be prepared to relocate to an open building if their particular building closes during break. We will provide registrants the final list of open and closed halls by Nov. 13.
  • Dining will continue to operate, meeting the needs of residents during the break periods. The Foundry will remain open and reservations will not be required. Visit the Fall Break & Extended Housing webpage for more information.
  • The cost for Fall Break & Extended Housing can be found at https://housing.colostate.edu/halls/rates/.
  • For those staying in the halls from Dec. 19-Jan. 13, the Winter Break housing application will be made available beginning Nov. 25, and will close on Dec. 16.  A limited number of halls will remain open and all residents who need housing will be accommodated.

Students who are leaving for Fall Break and the remainder of the semester, but returning for spring semester:

  • Residence halls close Saturday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m.
  • A checklist of what to do to prepare rooms for the break can be found at https://housing.colostate.edu/halls/extended-break/.
  • Remember to take all objects of value and everything needed through Winter Break: clothing, medication, ID/passport and important documents, school supplies, laptop, chargers, bicycles, vehicle, etc. Currently CSU is planning for an in-person spring semester return and housing details will be shared as soon as they become available.
  • Meal plans will be deactivated on Friday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m.
  • Keys must be turned in before leaving and will be reissued when students return, and meal plans will be reactivated on Jan. 14 (unless student is registered for Winter Break housing).
  • Residents who wish to leave a vehicle parked on campus during this time should contact Parking & Transportation Services at (970) 491-7041 or parking@colostate.edu. More details about parking on campus are available at colostate.edu/parking.

For those staying in the halls from Dec. 19-Jan. 13, the Winter Break housing application & Extended Housing can be found at https://housing.colostate.edu/halls/extended-break/.