Winter Break-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Winter Break 2013–2014

In general, residence halls close on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at 12 pm and reopen on Friday, January 10, 2014, at 12 pm.

Fairfax Apartments, Morewood E Tower, Morewood Gardens, Tartan House and Webster Hall will be opened for Winter Break, but students must register to stay in these buildings. If students do not register to stay in these buildings, they may be charged $100 USD per night through their student account. 

All other buildings close on December 18 at 12 pm and students will not be permitted to stay in those locations past this deadline.  

Students that arrive before January 10 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:

ATTENTION: New this spring 2014 when you return

All residents must visit a kiosk upon their return for the spring semester to check in and reactivate their ID card. Your 4-digit housing pin number will be the same as the fall semester.

Kiosk stations will be located at Donner House, Hill Service Center, Housing Services office (Morewood E-Tower),  Morewood Gardens, Mudge House, The Residence on Fifth, Stever House and West Wing.  

Looking ahead to the spring 2014 semester

All residents who desire to live in campus housing for the 2014–2015 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 as soon as possible for the end of the academic year.

Residents are expected to vacate their rooms within 24 hours after their last exam, unless staying for a university related reason, no later than May 14 at 12 pm (such as graduating seniors). Residents staying for a university related reason MUST check out no later than May 19 at 12 pm.

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