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Winter Break

The Residence Agreement dates exclude the Winter Break campus closure between the Fall and Winter academic sessions. This means that students are expected to leave residence during the Winter Break campus closure and secure alternate accommodation during this period. Students may leave their belongings locked in their rooms that they will return to in January. Students who do not request housing during the closure will not have access to the Residences during the Winter Break closure.

Students with exceptional circumstances, such as international and out-of-province students who cannot return home for the Winter Break, may apply to stay in Residence during the Winter Break.  An additional fee applies for use of space during this time. During the Winter Break, the University is closed and services will be limited. Food services are closed, there are no IT services, the Residence office is closed, and there are minimal staff on-site.

Leaving for the Winter Break

Students will be emailed instructions for preparing their units for the Winter Break before the Winter exam period. Students are expected to work together with their housemates to leave their units tidy.

Students must vacate residence no later than 12:00pm on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 and can return after 10:00am on Sunday, January 9, 2022.

Winter Break Form – Must be completed by all students living in residence

All current students must complete the Winter Break form under “Manage My Housing” tab on the StarRez Portal (found under your Fall booking) to report their plans for the Winter Break regardless of whether they are requesting to stay or are planning to leave for the break. The form must be completed by Friday, November 19, 2021.

The Winter Break form is now closed on StaRez Portal. Please email for assistance. 

Winter Break Fees 

Students who are approved to stay during the winter break are subject to an additional fee of $500. Fees are charged to your financial account in ACORN on March 15, 2022 and must be paid in full by April 15, 2022 to avoid incurring interest.