Preparing For Spring Break

Before you leave for spring-break, there is some important information you should know regarding when the halls close, when they open, and what you need to do in order to secure your room!  Please review the information below and contact your RA or your RD if you have any questions.

When do the halls close?
Can I stay in my room?
If I'm not staying in my room, what do I need to do in order to prepare it for the break?
Will someone inspect my room while I'm gone?
Will the desks be open during the break?
Can I find something to eat on-campus during the break?
Will there be staff in the halls during the break?
Is the PEIF open during break?
When can I get back into my room?


When do the halls close?

All residence halls will close at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  All of the exterior doors to the lobbies and residence halls will be locked at that time and neither your room key or your NMU ID card will let you into the hall.

Can I stay in my room?

You may, but you'll have to register to stay in your room so Housing and Residence Life can properly manage the security of your building.  If you do not register to stay, your NMU ID card will not work in the exterior doors to your building!

We are required to notify other campus offices when people are living in the halls, and to do that properly, we need to know who is staying in their room for part or all of the break.  To register to stay in your room for part or all of the break, visit http://houseweb.nmu.edu/sbreak.php and fill out our simple form.

You must register by no later than 12 midnight on Thursday, February 27, 2014 if you plan to stay for some or all of the break.

If I'm not staying in my room, what do I need to do in order to prepare it for the break?

Before leaving for the break, please:

Will someone inspect my room while I'm gone?

While you are responsible for making sure your room is safe and secure for the break, Residence Life staff will be completing a maintenance inspection of all residence hall rooms on Saturday, March 1.  If maintenance/repair issues are identified at this time, maintenance staff may enter unoccupied rooms during the break to complete the necessary repairs.

Will the desks be open during the break?

Yes, the desks will be open during limited hours.

Days Desk Hours
Saturday, March 1 9 a.m.. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday - Saturday, March 2 - 8 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 9 Noon until midnight (regular hours)

Can I find something to eat on-campus during the break?

While Dining Services will suspend their regular operations during the break, some food options may be available during the break.  Visit Dining Service's web site at www.nmu.edu/dining to learn more.

Will there be staff in the halls during the break?

Yes.  All residence halls an the apartments will be staffed during the break.  Staff will be available 24 hours per day to provide assistance should an emergency or other problem arise.  The names of staff on-duty will be posted on the resident director's office door and will be available at the front desk.  Please contact your RA or RD for more information.

Recreational Services

Recreational Services will be open during Spring Break.  Check their web site (www.nmu.edu/sportsrecsports) for specific hours and services.

When can I get back into my room?

All residence halls will open at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014.


Have an enjoyable and safe break!