2019 Spring Break Housing Information

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

The undergraduate residence halls close on March 16 at 3 p.m. and open March 24 at 9 a.m.. Spring break accommodations are available March 16–24, 2019.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Complete a Spring Break Housing Contract (available November 26)

The deadline to complete a spring break housing contract is March 15 at 10:30 a.m. If you are interested in signing up for University break housing, complete the Spring Break Housing Contract form online. There are a limited number of spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

After March 16, 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:

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

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 11:59 p.m. on March 15. To cancel, log back into the Break Housing Contract and click on the link to cancel the contract.

  • To change/decrease the number of days staying over break, changes need to be completed by 11:59 p.m. on March 15.
  • To add days before the deadline, please log into the Break Housing Contract and make the necessary adjustments.
  • To add days after the deadline, please email housing@illinois.edu with your request.  

NOTE: There is no additional charge for spring break housing for Global Crossroads LLC residents. You must still submit a Break Housing Contract.

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 Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (PAR) and Snyder Hall. Lounge spaces in Florida Avenue Residence Halls (FAR) lounge will also be available as needed. Each lounge will have a bed for each break resident (4 students will be assigned to each lounge). Bunked beds are provided.

Current residents of PAR, Snyder Hall and FAR will be permitted to remain in their own rooms during the break; however, current residents must still submit a Break Housing Contract.

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

On March 16, check-in at PAR, FAR and Snyder will start at 9 a.m.

On all other days, you may check-in between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. at the front desk.

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

DESK OPERATIONS & RA ON-DUTY HOURS

The PAR and Snyder desks are open 10 a.m.–10 p.m. daily during the break periods. FAR break residents should contact the PAR desk for assistance.

An RA is on duty every day 10 a.m.–10 p.m.  and is available by phone from the exterior callbox to let someone in who arrives to their break housing hall in advance of opening. The desk or RA on duty will assist the resident in completing the Break Housing Contract on arrival. 

MEAL INFORMATION

BREAK MEAL PACKAGE

Break housing residents may purchase an optional Break Meal Package that includes 19 meals over break for a flat rate of $150. Meals will be served in the PAR Dining Hall.

Meals begin with brunch on Sunday, March 18 and end with dinner on Saturday, March 24. The non-refundable charge will be billed to your student account unless the reservation is canceled by 11:59 p.m. on March 15. Global Crossroads LLC residents who select the meal plan will receive a charge for $150 on their student account for the meal portion of the contract.

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

Sunday meals: brunch and dinner
Monday–Friday meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Saturday meals: brunch and dinner

BREAK MEAL SCHEDULE AT PAR DINING HALL

Sunday, March 18

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

Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23

  • Breakfast: 8:30–10 a.m.
  • Lunch: Noon–1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:30–7 p.m

Saturday, March 24

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

PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL MEALS

If you are not staying for the entire break or you don't want a Break Meal Package, 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

QUESTIONS?

Housing Information Office
100 Clark Hall
housing@illinois.edu
(217) 333-7111

 
  • Residents requesting break housing will be housed in a limited number of converted lounge spaces in ISR, PAR, or Snyder.
  • Only current residents of Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (PAR), Illinois Street Residence Halls (ISR), Florida Avenue Residence Halls (FAR), and Snyder Hall will be permitted to remain in their own rooms during the break; however, these residents still must submit a Break Housing Contract and will be subject to the same charges.

The deadline to complete an online Spring Break Housing Contract is March 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Cost

The rate is $40 per night. The non-refundable charge will be billed to your student account unless the reservation is canceled by March 15. 

Please note: There is no additional charge for spring break housing for Global Crossroads residents. You must still submit a Break Housing Contract.

Location

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 (up to 4 students will be assigned to each lounge.) Note: The beds are bunked, except in PAR.

Students in need of ADA Accommodations should contact the Housing Information Office at housing@illinois.edu.

Check-in at ISR, PAR, FAR, and Snyder will start at 9 a.m. on March 17.

Meal Options

Residents of break housing may purchase an optional meal plan that provides 19 meals over the break for a flat rate of $150. The non-refundable charge will be billed to your student account unless the reservation is canceled by March 15. Note:Residents of Global Crossroads who select the meal plan will receive a charge for $150 on their student account for the meal portion of the contract.

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). If you select the meal plan option, meal plan access will be coded on to your i-card. Residents of break housing at PAR will have card access to ISR during meal periods.  

Meals begin with brunch on March 18 and end with dinner on March 24

Sunday Meal Times

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

Monday–Friday Meal Times

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

Saturday Meal Times

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

Students who are not staying for the entire break may purchase individual meals with a credit/debit card or with Illini Cash. Semester meal plans are not active during Spring Break and Café Credit is not available to use during this time.

Standard door rates plus sales tax will apply for meals purchased with Illini Cash or credit/debit card:

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

Reservations Required

The deadline to complete an online Spring Break Housing Contract is March 16 at 10:30 a.m.

 There are a limited number of spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. After March 16, break housing will be 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 also be referred to either the Residential Life judicial process or to the University Police for trespassing.

Desk & RA On-Duty Hours

The Snyder, ISR, and PAR desks are open 10 a.m.–10 p.m. daily during the break periods. FAR break residents should contact the PAR desk for assistance.

An RA is on duty every day 10 p.m.–10 a.m. and is available by phone from the exterior callbox to let someone in who arrives to their break housing hall during spring break. The desk or RA on duty will assist the resident in completing the Break Housing Contract on arrival. 

Questions? Contact:

Housing Information Office
100 Clark Hall
housing@illinois.edu
(217) 333-7111