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Winter Break Closing

Fall One Night Extension

All Ohio University residence halls will officially close on Friday, December 10 at 8:00 PM. Students must vacate their residence hall room within 24 hours of their last final exam, or by Friday December 10 at 8:00 PM, whichever comes first. Students with an extenuating circumstance can request a one-night extension by clicking on the 'Contracts & Applications' tab and completing the Fall One Night Extension Request. Students receiving an extension must check out no later than 5:00 PM on Saturday, December 11.

If you are seeking housing accommodations after December 11, at 5:00 PM, you need to fill out a Winter Break Housing Application located on your Housing Self-Service. More information can be found below.

Fees: A charge of  $25 per hour, and every hour after will be imposed to students who do not vacate the residence halls by 8:00 PM on Friday December 10 and did not file an extension request. A  $100 minimum fee is charged to students who do not complete the checkout process properly. Additional fees will be assessed for any items left by the student needing to be packed and stored.

Room Cleaning

Rooms must be clean prior to departure. 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. Non-Perishable food and personal items may be kept in the room over winter break. Students will not have access to their rooms or personal items stored there during winter break closure.

Mail Service

For information regarding mail delivery click here.

Winter Break Housing

Students needing to remain on campus for any portion of Winter Break can elect to stay in temporary housing. Temporary housing is available from Saturday, December 11 through Wednesday, January 6.

The online application Winter Break Housing Application, will open by November 1 and a reservation is required. To make a reservation, visit your Housing Self-Service, click on the ‘Contracts & Applications’ tab, and select “Winter Break Contract”. The cost for temporary housing is $30/night, $125/week or $400/month and will be charged directly to the student's account.

Food Service

The last meal on the meal plan is dinner on Friday, December 10. Click here for dining hall hours of operation.

Not Returning for Spring 2021 Semester?

Students who plan to withdraw or transfer at the end of the semester should notify the office of Housing and Residence Life by completing the Intent to Vacate Form on their Housing Self-Service page. Students who complete this form should move out of their fall assignment entirely before leaving for winter break.

Students who make the decision not to return for the Spring 2021 semester over winter break, but still have personal belongings in their rooms, will need to check out of their residence hall space no later than Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 10:00 PM to avoid spring semester charges. Students must officially check out with an in-hall staff member, complete the Room Condition Report and return their room key to properly check out.  Once the student properly checks out no later than 10:00 PM on Sunday, January 9 the spring semester room and board charge will be removed from the student’s account by Tuesday, January 11.  Students checking out after 10:00 PM on Sunday, January 9 will be subject to the refund schedule per their Housing Contract.

Students with a Bobcat Cash balance of $15 or more, who are not returning next semester, are eligible for a REFUND. The Bobcat Cash Account Balance & Refund Policy and the electronic refund form can be found at www.ohio.edu/bobcat-cash.


Storage is offered at off campus storage companies. There are no University affiliated storage options.