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Break Housing

Winter Break Information

All residence halls close over Winter Break. Students must vacate their housing assignment 24 hours after their last final or by  noon on Sat. Dec. 18 (whichever occurs first). Halls reopen at 8am on Sun. Jan. 9. In general, break housing is not available over Winter Break. In extraordinary cases, a student may petition to stay over break by contacting

Before leaving for break, students must complete the break checklist posted on their doors. All rooms will be entered for health and safety checks, to ensure the checklist has been completed, and to complete routine maintenance; fines will be issued for noncompliance. 

Winter Break Checklist

  • Remove all perishable food items
  • Take all trash and recycling to dumpsters
  • Clean your room/suite and bathroom
  • Shut/lock windows and close blinds
  • Unplug all electric items (including your microfridge); defrost microfridge and leave door open
  • University Hall: Set Heat to 64 degrees, auto fan
  • Hogan Hall: Turn AC/Heat unit to auto fan, temperature set to medium-low
  • Sign the checklist on your door
  • Lock your door, take your keys and ID with you
Not Returning Spring Semester?
If you are not returning to housing Spring Semester, notify Residence Life immediately by contacting your RD/ARD or emailing You will need to take the additional steps to move-out:
  • Clean your room and your furniture; you must return your portion of your room to move-in condition
  • Sign-up for a check-out time with your RD or ARD -- they will arrange this once you notify us you are not returning
  • Check your mailbox and get all of your mail
  • Return your two keys to Residence Life
Airport and Train Station Shuttles
University shuttles to and from the Charleston Yeager airport are available at the below days and times. Shuttles for the Prince train station and Beckley airport are also available (departures available only Dec. 16-18). To register for shuttle service, complete our online form by 5pm Fri. Dec. 10.

Departing Shuttles (CRW airport)
  • Thurs. Dec. 16: 3pm
  • Fri. Dec. 17: 8am, 3pm
  • Sat. Dec. 18: 8am, 12pm
Returning Shuttles (CRW airport)
  • Sun. Jan. 9: 12pm, 6pm, 11pm