Winter Break-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Winter Break 2016–2017

In general, residence halls close on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 12 pm and reopen on Friday, January 13, 2017, at 12 pm.

The following buildings will remain open during Winter Break (registration is required to stay):

  • Fairfax Apartments
  • Forbes House
  • Morewood E-Tower
  • Morewood Gardens
  • Neville Apartments
  • Residence on Fifth
  • Shady Oak Apartments
  • Shirley Apartments
  • Webster Hall

All other buildings close on December 20, 2016 at 12 pm and students will not be permitted to stay in those locations past this deadline.

Residents that arrive before January 13 at 12 pm or reside in an opened building during Winter Break without Housing approval, will be assessed a fee of $100 USD per night through their student account.

Please click on the following links for information that best fits your scenario for Winter Break:

When you return for Spring 2017 semester:

ID cards will be set to automatically give you access to your room beginning on January 13, at 12 p.m. (noon), unless otherwise approved for early arrival.  (You do not need to visit a kiosk.)

Looking ahead to the spring 2017 semester

All residents who desire to live in campus housing for the 2017–2018 academic year must participate in the Room Selection process, which begins in March. Details and instructions for this process will be forthcoming.

Residents should begin making plans and travel arrangements as soon as possible for the end of the academic year in May.  All non-graduating seniors must move out by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Residents are expected to vacate their rooms within 24 hours after their last final exam.  May 17 at 12:00 pm is the deadline unless staying for a university related reason (such as graduating seniors).  Students staying for university-related events MUST check out no later than May 22 at noon. 

If you have any questions or need more detail on any Winter Break issues, please contact