Winter Break Closing 2013
The residence halls, residential colleges, and residential communities close at 12 noon on Saturday, December 14, 2013. All residents must vacate the building by this time. Only residents who have purchased break housing contracts may remain in the residence halls over winter break.
As you leave, complete and sign the checklist on your door. Checklist items include:
- emptying and defrosting your fridge
- taking out all garbage and perishable items, including food
- removing all personal belongings from common areas
- closing and locking your window(s)
- closing your curtains or blinds
- unplugging everything
- turning off all lights
- vacuuming or sweeping your floor
- cleaning your bathroom (where applicable)
- setting the heat on low (not off)
- taking all important and valuable items
- locking your door and signing the checklist on your door
Please note that all refrigerators in rooms must be defrosted. Fridges that are not defrosted will be emptied by the staff, with all contents (including containers) disposed of. The contents of public area fridges will also be disposed of over break.
Do not forget to bring your valuables, passport, tickets, medications, and other important items with you as you leave.
Quiet hours will run from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2013, to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2012.
Hours for dining during finals week and Winter Break can be found on the NU Cuisine website.
Residence hall staff will be completing safety checks in all rooms after residents depart. The City of Evanston will also complete safety checks during the break period.
If you are not returning to the residence halls next quarter, make sure to schedule an appointment with your CA to complete your Room Condition Inventory (RCI) and return your keys. You must completely move out of your room by 12:00 p.m. on December 14, 2013.
The residence halls reopen at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2014. Please plan your return trip accordingly, as residents will not be allowed back in the buildings before this time.
Mail and packages scheduled to be delivered to the residence halls between December 14, 2013, and January 5, 2014, are held and not available for pick up. Held mail and packages will be delivered the first week of January.
If you have questions about Winter Break closing, please see your Community Assistant or Residence Director.
To learn about or apply for Winter Break Housing, visit our information page.