University Housing at Illinois University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Spring Break Housing & Meals

University Housing Spring Break Housing Options

Illinois Street Residence Halls courtyard. Copyright Larry Kanfer.

Please note: information for 2015 spring break will be updated soon. Information below is from 2014.

Do you need to stay on campus over spring break? We have some housing options available for you, including meals! Remember to make your reservation in advance, as space is limited.

University Housing's undergraduate residence halls close on Saturday, March 22 at 3 p.m. and open Sunday, March 30 at 12 noon. Spring break accommodations are available Saturday, March 22, 2014 through Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Only current residents of Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (PAR) and Illinois Street Residence Halls (ISR) will be permitted to remain in their own room during the break; however, PAR and ISR residents still must submit a break contract.


The rate is $30.00 per night. The non-refundable charge will be billed to your student account unless the reservation is canceled by Thursday, March 20, 2014. An optional meal plan is available for a flat rate of $140.


All residents requesting break housing will be housed in a limited number of converted lounge spaces in ISR or PAR (except current residents of PAR and ISR). Each lounge will have a bed for each break resident (5 to 6 students will be assigned to each lounge). ISR lounges include Internet access. Wireless Internet access is available in the lobby of PAR. Students who request one or two night's stay will be assigned to a lounge in PAR.

Meal Options

Residents of break housing may purchase an optional meal plan that provides 19 meals over the break for the flat rate of $140.00. Meals will be served in the lower level dining room at Illinois Street Residence hall (same location as Chomps, but items will not be a la carte). Residents of break housing at PAR will have card access to ISR during meal periods.  

Meals begin with brunch on Sunday, March 23, 2014 and end with dinner on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The non-refundable charge will be billed to your student account unless the reservation is canceled by Thursday, March 20, 2014. (Please note, residents of Global Crossroads who select the meal plan will receive a charge for $140.00 on their student account for the meal portion of the contract.)

Saturday & Sunday Meal Times

  • Brunch: 11am-1:30pm
  • Dinner: 5:30-7:00pm

Monday- Friday Meal Times

  • Breakfast: 8:30-10am
  • Lunch: 12:00pm-1:30pm
  • Dinner: 5:30- 7:00pm

If you select the meal plan option, please check in at the desk in the break housing hall where you are staying (PAR or ISR) to pick up your orange meal card. Students who are not staying for the entire break may purchase individual meals with a credit/debit card or with Extra Credits. Standard door rates will apply for meals purchased with Extra Credits:

  • Breakfast: $8.67 or 8.67 Extra Credits
  • Lunch: $11.01 or 11.01 Extra Credits
  • Dinner: $14.44 or 14.44 Extra Credits

Undergraduate hall residents: You can select a meal plan option while signing up for break housing in MyHousing.

Daniels, Sherman, Ashton Woods, and Goodwin-Green residents: You can select a meal option with our online form

Reservations Required

The deadline to complete an online spring break housing contract is Friday, March 14 at 12 noon. There are a limited number of spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. After March 14, break housing will be provided if any spaces remain or become available due to cancellations. Contact the ISR or PAR front desk directly at 333-4640 for space availability.

Any student without a break housing contract who accesses a building during a break period will be assessed the full break housing charge amount. In addition, any student who accesses a hall without a break housing contract will also be referred to either the Residential Life judicial process or to the University Police for trespassing.

Questions? Contact:

Housing Information Office
100 Clark Hall

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