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Break Housing

The Office of Residence Life offers resident students the opportunity to live on campus during University breaks. Students must meet eligibility requirements to qualify for housing during these breaks. You can find the requirements listed under each break below.

Summer housing is located in Evergreen Village or Southwood Hall, depending on the year. Housing for all other breaks (Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring) is located in different buildings depending on the circumstances of each break.  Below you will find information on each break as that break approaches regarding which buildings will be available.

 

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break begins on Wednesday, November 25th and ends Sunday, November 29th. The residence halls will remain open for residential students who wish to remain on campus through the Thanksgiving break, and end of final exams/assessments (December 18th). All residential students must fill out the THD application with their housing intentions by Monday November 9th at 4:00 pm.

UNIVERSITY POLICY

Residence Life duty patterns change during holiday breaks in that RAs will not be on duty in the Residence Halls during the break.  However, the Public Safety department continues to operate around-the-clock and should be contacted for assistance. All University policies in effect during the academic year REMAIN in effect during the Thanksgiving break.  It is the student’s responsibility to be familiar with these policies and abide by them. By registering for break housing, the student is accepting responsibility to adhere to all University policies.

POST-THANKSGIVING COVID-19 TEST SCHEDULE

All resident students returning after Thanksgiving break must be tested. Testing will take place on November 30th, in the Center for Sciences and Pharmacy (CSP) room 200. Testing blocks are scheduled alphabetically by last name.

A-D 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

E-K 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

L-P 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Q-Z 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Residents who have class during their assigned time are asked to report for testing 7:30am-8:30am.

 

Winter Break Housing

Housing closes for Winter Break on Friday, December 18 at 9:00 p.m. 

Who May Stay

To be authorized to live on campus during the Winter break, you must be a continuing University student AND meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1) Be an international student

  2) Be enrolled in winter classes at Western New England University

  3) Be a full-time campus employee during the winter break (minimum 33 hours per week)

  4) Be an athlete whose team is required to be here during the break

  5) Be employed full-time off-campus (minimum 33 hours per week). You will need VERIFICATION FROM YOUR EMPLOYER AND PERMISSION FROM THE OFFICE OF RESIDENCE LIFE to be eligible for housing.

If you do not fit these criteria, you are NOT eligible for Winter Break housing.

RATES

The cost for winter break housing is $200/week (billed to student accounts) and residents may be required to move to different building/area for the breakGraduate students living in Gateway are approved to stay in their apartments at no additional cost but still need to submit an application/request. 

UNIVERSITY POLICY

All University policies in effect during the academic year REMAIN in effect during the Winter break. It is the student’s responsibility to be familiar with these policies. By signing and returning the Winter Break Housing Request, the student is accepting responsibility to adhere to all University policies.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Students requesting Winter Break Housing must fill out the application on THD no later than December 9th at 4:00 p.m.  The break housing application will be available on THD when students return from Thanksgiving Break.

If you have any questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at (413)-782-1317.

 

Spring Break Housing

Due to modifications to the spring 2021 academic calendar, there will be no spring break.

If you have any questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at (413)-782-1317.

Summer Housing

Any student may apply now through THD. Students will be contacted when an offer can be made to them.   
NOTE: All summer residents must be aware that if they are not continuing in fall housing, they must move out by July 25. Residents who are continuing in campus housing for the fall must anticipate and be available to move from summer housing into their fall assignment during the last week of July. 

Please contact Caitlin Daley with any questions at caitlin.daley@wne.edu or 413-782-1316