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Hall Closing 

All Ohio University residence halls will officially close on Saturday, December 12th, at 12:00 p.m. Find your Closing Checklist hereStudents must vacate their residence hall within 24 hours of their last exam or by 12:00 p.m. Saturday, whichever comes first. All students must properly checkout through a Housing and Residence Life staff member.

Fees: Beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12th, a fee of $25 per hour and every hour after will be imposed to students who do not vacate the residence halls on time. A $50 minimum fee is charged to students who do not complete the checkout process properly.


24-Hour Quiet Hours For Finals Week

24-hour quiet hours are Friday, December 4th at 12:00pm  through Saturday, December 12th at 12:00pm. Final exams create higher anxiety levels, so study hard and be considerate of your neighbors. Violations of quiet hours may result in conduct referral and residents may be asked to checkout immediately.

Room Cleaning

Rooms must be clean prior to departure. (Brooms, dust pans, and wet mops are available.) Trash must be removed and taken to the dumpster outside of the building. Remove all food items from the microwave and refrigerator units; defrost the units and clean the microwave and fridge. Wipe down surfaces inside and out.  Unplug and leave doors open. The cord should be put over the front of the refrigerator. 

Mail Service

The last delivery day for mail is Friday, December 11th. Mail will be forwarded to your home address during winter break. If you are leaving the University and will need your mail forwarded to a different address, fill out a change of address form at the Post Office located in Baker Center, or contact the sender directly.

Winter Break Housing

Students needing to remain on campus for any portion of Winter Break can elect to stay in Interim Housing in Fenzel Hall. Interim Housing is available from Saturday, December 12 through Friday, January 9th at which point the spring school contract will be in effect. 

The online application for Interim Housing reservations opens on Tuesday, November 3rd and a reservation is required. To make a reservation, please visit, click on the ‘Applications’ tab, and select “Winter Break 2015-16” application. The cost for Interim Housing is $30/night or $125/week and will be charged directly to your student account.

Food Service

The last meal on the meal plan is Dinner Friday, December 12. Click here for finals week dining hall hours of operation.  

Food Collection

All residence halls will be collecting nonperishable food items for local food pantries at the end of the semester. Look for bins on the ground floor of your residence hall or see your RA for more details. 

Transportation to Airport

Transportation to the airport for out-of-state and international students is available. For information, see the web site:


Storage is offered at off campus storage companies.