Fall Break Housing Information

Fall Break Housing Options

Complete a Fall Break Housing Contract

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

University Housing's undergraduate residence halls close on Saturday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m. and open Saturday, November 25 at 9:00 a.m. Fall break accommodations are available Saturday, November 18, 2017 through Saturday, November 25, 2017.

  • Residents requesting break housing will be housed in a limited number of converted lounge spaces in Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (PAR), Illinois Street Residence Halls (ISR) and Snyder Hall.

  • Current residents of PAR, ISR, Snyder Hall and Florida Avenue Residence Halls (FAR) will be permitted to remain in their own room during the break; however, current residents still must submit a break contract.

The deadline to apply online for fall break housing is Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

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Room Cost

The rate is $40 per night. The non-refundable charge will be billed to your student account unless the reservation is canceled by Thursday, November 16, 2017.

(Please note: There is no additional charge for fall break housing for Global Crossroads residents.)

See below for food costs during break.

Room Locations

Residents requesting break housing will be housed in a limited number of converted lounge spaces in ISR, PAR or Snyder except current residents of PAR, ISR, FAR and Snyder who may stay in their own rooms. 

Each lounge will have a bed for each break resident (4 to 5 students will be assigned to each lounge). Bunked beds are provided. If you need ADA special accommodations, please indicate that on your Break Housing Contract and contact the Housing Information Office.

Check In and Check Out Times

Check-in at ISR, PAR, FAR and Snyder will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Check-in on all other days begins at 11:00 a.m.

Please check out and remove all things from your assigned break room by 9:00 a.m. on the day you plan to depart. No storage of personal items is permitted in break rooms after your contract has ended.

You can move back into your permanent room assignment on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Break Food Options

Break Meal Package

Break housing residents may purchase an optional Break Meal Package that includes meals for 5 days. The cost is $100 for the the five-day Break Meal Package.

Meal service will be available Sunday, November 19 through Wednesday, November 22 and Saturday, November 25. Meals will be served in the lower-level dining room at ISR (same location as Chomps, but items will not be a la carte).

Meal plan access will be coded on to your i-card. Break housing residents at FAR, PAR and Snyder will have card access to ISR during meal periods.  

  • Sunday meals: brunch and dinner
  • Monday-Wednesday meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Saturday meals: brunch and dinner

The non-refundable charge will be billed to your student account unless the reservation is canceled by Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Please note: Global Crossroads residents who select the meal plan will receive a charge for the meal option.

Purchase Individual Meals

If you are not staying for the entire break or you don't want a Break Meal Package for all five days, you may purchase meals individually with a credit/debit card or with Illini Cash. Cafe Credit is not available during this time.

Standard door rates will apply for meals purchased with Illini Cash:

  • Breakfast: $9.21
  • Lunch/Brunch: $11.72 
  • Dinner: $15.26

Break Meal Schedule - ISR

Sunday, November 19

  • Brunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Monday, November 20 — Wednesday, November 22

  • Breakfast: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m

Saturday, November 25

  • Brunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Reservations Required

The deadline to complete a fall break housing contract is Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. If you are interested in signing up for University break housing, complete the break housing contract form online. There are a limited number of spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

After November 17, break housing will be only provided if any spaces remain or become available due to cancellations. 

If you need to apply after the online contract is closed, contact one of the following front desks for space availability:

  • ISR desk (217) 333-4640
  • FAR desk (217) 333-0840 - Once break starts, the FAR desk will be closed. Please contact PAR if you need assistance.
  • PAR desk (217) 333-2950
  • Snyder desk (217) 333-2394

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 be referred to either the Residential Life judicial process or to the University Police for trespassing.

Check-in at ISR, PAR, FAR and Snyder will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Questions? Contact:

Housing Information Office
100 Clark Hall
housing@illinois.edu
333-7111