Break Housing

Break Housing

The residence halls close each academic year for Thanksgiving Break, Semester Break, and Spring Break. Residence Hall students are permitted to stay during those breaks provided they complete the appropriate process for each with the Housing & Residence Life Office.  Information on how to register is contained within each link below and will also be provided by residence hall staff at the appropriate time. On-campus apartment residents are not required to register.

Please see important dates and rate information below as well as links directly to each of the three break periods.

Items of Note

  • Similar to when classes are in session, all entrance doors to residence hall buildings will remain locked at all times.
  • Lobby desks will have limited hours which will determine when lobby entrances are unlocked.
  • Guests, including NMU students from other halls, are not permitted.
  • Campus dining options are limited.


Thanksgiving Break – no charge. The deadline to register online is Midnight, Friday, November 17.

  • Halls close, Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.
  • Halls open, Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

Semester Break – weekly rates apply (see below). The deadline to submit the Request for Semester Break Housing form is Friday, December 1.

  • Halls close, Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.
  • Halls open, Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.

Spring Break – no charge

  • Halls close, Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.
  • Halls open, Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.


Due to limited staffing during Semester Break, students need to sign up for one week increments with rates corresponding to their assigned room type. In other words, students will be charged for the entire week(s) for which they sign up regardless of day of arrival and/or departure. Please note that the university is officially closed from Saturday, December 24, 2016, through Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Spooner residents must also complete and submit the request form but there is no additional charge.
Weekly Rates
Dec 12-17
Dec 18-24
Dec 25-31
Jan 1-7
Jan 8-11
Dec 12-Jan 11
31 Total Days
Standard Double*
Standard Single*

*students in non-standard spaces will be charged appropriately

NCAA and USOTS Athletes

In-season NCAA Student Athletes should contact their coach if they live in the residence halls and need to stay during Semester Break. USOTS Athletes should contact the USOTS Operations Manager. The Athletic Department & USOTS will coordinate with Housing & Residence Life for those students.

Contract Dates

The housing contract begins Thursday, August 18, 2016, and ends Sunday, May 7, 2017. There is no additional charge for Thanksgiving or Spring breaks since each is factored into the semester housing charges, whereas the Semester break is not.