Break Housing

Break Housing


Break Housing is for housing between academic periods. There are two different Break Housing periods between semesters (May and August), and an additional opt-in Break Housing period for residence halls that close over Winter Break:

May Break Between spring closing and summer move-in
August Break Between summer closing and fall move-in
Winter Break Opt-in for students in residence halls that close for Winter Break; between fall closing and spring move-in

 

Students are eligible for Break Housing if they were HRE residents for the current semester and they have a reserved space for the upcoming academic semester.

Students residing with us for both academic periods must tell us their plans for the break. In addition, Winter Break, the period between fall closing and spring move-in, is not included in residence hall contracts (Chapel Glen, Gateway Heights, Sage Point, Officers Circle, and Kahlert Village).

FALL 2020 HOUSING CHANGES

To better align with the University of Utah’s modified academic calendar and online instruction period, HRE has made adjustments to fall 2020 housing for residents living in residence halls.

  • Residence Halls closing date: Wednesday, November 25th at 2 PM
  • Extension Period Dates: November 25 – December 12 at 2 PM
  • Winter Break Dates: December 12 – January 15

Note: All residents, including those in residence halls and apartments, are required to complete the End of Fall Semester Plans Confirmation form in Housing U by 11:59 p.m. on November 3, 2020.

Online Instruction Extension Period

Residence Hall Students:

Residents who live in Chapel Glen, Gateway Heights, Sage Point, Officers Circle, or Kahlert Village and who wish to remain in their rooms during the online instruction period can sign up using the "End of Fall Semester Plans Confirmation" form in their Housing U portal. The form is open now and will close on November 3 at 11:59 p.m.

  • The cost is based on the student’s room type and is a flat rate that reflects the entirety of the dates from November 25 - December 12.
  • Residents will need to choose an extension period meal plan in the Housing U form for an additional cost. 
  • Charges for the extension period will be added to a resident's Fall 2020 Housing & Tuition bill beginning November 4. Any remaining balance that remains on the resident's account at the start of the Spring 2021 semester will be due on the spring tuitition/housing deadline on Friday, January 29, 2021.

Please note: If a student has a hold on their account due to an outstanding balance at the time these new charges are applied , the hold will remain.  The account will need to be paid in order for the hold to be removed.  If the tuition bill is current with no outstanding balance, a hold will not be placed with the new extension charges placed on the account.  As registration for spring 2021 begins in November, it is important you are aware of how the charges can affect any financial holds and affect registration.

  • Residents who are signed up for extension housing will need to vacate their building by 2 p.m. on December 12, 2020For students interested in remaining on campus for Winter Break, please see options below.

Residence Hall Extension Rates

Apartment-Style Students:

Residents who live in Benchmark Plaza, Shoreline Ridge, Downtown Commons 1 and 2, U of U Block 44, Lassonde Studios, and Marriott Honors Community do not need to pay additional charges to remain in your room over the online extension period, as this time is included in your academic year housing contract. You will have access to your space until the buildings close in May 2021.

If students living in apartments or Lassonde Studios lofts/pods wish to opt-in for a meal plan over the course of the online extension, there is an additional cost. As a reminder, students in cluster communities in Lassonde are required to select a meal plan for this period at an additional cost. This rate will vary based on the meal plan (Plan 8, 15, or 21) that students select in the form.

Meal Plan 8 Meal Plan 15  Meal Plan 21
$202 $295 $304

Winter Break

Residence Hall Students:
  • Students who signed up for extension period housing in halls that close over the break must vacate their spaces by December 12 at 2 p.m.
  • If students who live in those communities would like to stay on campus for Winter Break, they may reserve rooms in the University Guest House. Students will reserve rooms directly through the University Guest House and do not need to apply through HRE.
    • Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are encouraged to call the Guest House as soon as possible.
    • Students do not need to stay in the Guest House for the full break and can choose only the dates they need housing.
    • Students are eligible for a special student rate:
      • $90/night for a single room with a king sized bed
      • $90/night for a double room with queen sized beds (students are welcome to share this room and split the cost)
      • **Note: These rates are only valid for students
    • For more information and to make a reservation, call the University Guest House directly at 801-587-1000
  • Students can move back into their spaces beginning at 9 a.m. on January 15, 2021.
Kahlert Village Students:
  • Students who live in Kahlert Village will have the option to stay in their spaces during Winter Break for an additional flat rate of $952. This cost reflects the entirety of the Winter Break period (December 12, 2020 - January 15, 2021). 
      • Charges for Kahlert Village winter break will be added to a resident's Fall 2020 Housing & Tuition bill beginning November 4. Any remaining balance that remains on the resident's account at the start of the Spring 2021 semester will be due on the spring tuitition/housing deadline on Friday, January 29, 2021.
  • To request to stay in their space, residents should complete the form in Housing U by November 3.
  • If residents only wish to stay for a few days during the break period, residents may also be able to reserve a room for dates needed directly through the University Guest House.

Please note: If a student has a hold on their account due to an outstanding balance at the time these new charges are applied , the hold will remain.  The account will need to be paid in order for the hold to be removed.  If the tuition bill is current with no outstanding balance, a hold will not be placed with the new extension charges placed on the account.  As registration for spring 2021 begins in November, it is important you are aware of how the charges can affect any financial holds and affect registration.

Apartment-Style Students:

Residents who live in Benchmark Plaza, Shoreline Ridge, Downtown Commons 1 and 2, U of U Block 44, Lassonde Studios, and Marriott Honors Community do not need to pay additional charges to remain in your room over Winter Break, as this time is included in your academic year housing contract. You will have access to your space until the buildings close in May 2021.

Buildings closed for winter break:
  • Chapel Glen
  • Gateway Heights
  • Sage Point
  • Officers Circle

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Buildings open for winter break:

Housing is open continuously and rent is charged to the resident in these areas.

  • Benchmark Plaza
  • Block 44
  • Downtown Commons 1 & 2
  • Kahlert Village**
  • Lassonde Studios
  • Marriott Honors Community
  • Shoreline Ridge

**Kahlert Village is open over Winter Break and available for an additional flat rate of $952.

Guest House Information
  • Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are encouraged to call the Guest House as soon as possible.
  • Students do not need to stay in the Guest House for the full break and can choose only the dates they need housing.
  • Students are eligible for a special student rate:
    • $90/night for a single room with a king sized bed
    • $90/night for a double room with queen sized beds (students are welcome to share this room and split the cost)
    • **Note: These rates are only valid for students
  • Housekeeping service will enter the space to remove trash daily, but changes will be limited to once a week. Students can request towels and other amenities from the Guest House front desk.
  • For more information and to make a reservation, call the University Guest House directly at 801-587-1000

May & August Break Housing Options

Types of break housing
  • Same Room Stay - if you are staying in the same room for both academic periods and will be here for the break period, you may be able to stay in your same bedroom.
  • Same Room Storage - if you have the same room for both academic periods but will not be on campus during the entirety of the break period, you can store your belongings in your bedroom for the break.
  • Room Change - if you have a different room for both academic periods, HRE will arrange your move to your new space during the break period. You must be available the entirety of the break to move on a date determined by HRE.
  • Storage through Dorm Room Movers (DRM) - if you do not have the same room for both academic periods but are interested in storing your items, you can sign up through DRM with the link provided in the form of your Housing U portal.

Additional details regarding May and August break housing for 2021 have not yet been determined. Please check back as we get closer to this date.