Winter Break-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Winter Break 2017–2018

In general, residence halls close on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 12 pm and reopen on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 12 pm.

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

  • Auxiliary Properties (Henry Street and Winthrop Street Houses)
  • Fairfax Apartments
  • Morewood E-Tower
  • Morewood Gardens
  • Residence on Fifth
  • Shirley Apartments
  • SkyVue Apartments
  • Webster Hall

All other buildings close on December 19, 2017, at 12 pm and students will not be permitted to stay in those locations past this deadline.

Residents who arrive before January 12 at 12 pm or reside in an open 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 2018 semester:

ID cards will be set to automatically give you access to your room beginning on January 12, at 12 pm (noon), unless otherwise approved for early arrival.

Looking head to the spring 2018 semester

All residents who desire to live in campus housing for the 2018–2019 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 pm on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

Residents are expected to vacate their rooms within 24 hours after their last final exam.  May 16 at 12 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 21 at noon. 

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