Barnard College's residence halls close officially for Winter Break at 9am on Friday, December 21, 2012 and reopen at 9am on Saturday, January 19, 2013. If you wish to be in residence at any point during Winter Break, you must follow the instructions below to apply for permission for Winter Break Housing (or an extension). Students may not remain in housing during Winter Break without prior approval.
|Monday, November 19, 2012||Winter Break Application form available online|
|Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 4pm||Deadline to request a waiver of the Winter Break Housing fee|
|Friday, December 7, 2012 at 4pm||Deadline to Apply for Winter Break Housing (or an Extension)|
|Monday, December 17, 2012 at 10am
- Wednesday, December 19, 4pm
|Students who are approved for Winter Break housing must come to the Residential Life & Housing office (110 Sulzberger) to get a WB sticker for their IDs (with the exception of students approved for the last week only)|
|Friday, December 21, 2012 at 9am||Residence Halls close for Winter Break
(students without permission for Winter Break Housing or approved extensions must vacate)
|Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 9am||Residence Halls reopen for Spring Semester|
In order to be eligible for Winter Break Housing (or to request an extension), students must have an on-campus housing assignment for both Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
Students who are studying abroad for the Spring, graduating mid-year, or withdrawing for the Spring semester are not eligible for Winter Break Housing (and must vacate no later than 9am on Friday, December 21, 2012; no extensions are available). Students returning from a Fall semester abroad, new Spring 2013 transfer & visiting students, and students readmitted to the College for Spring 2013 are not eligible for Winter Break Housing.
Note: Students approved for Winter Break Housing will occupy their Spring assigned room. Students who receive a December Room Change to 616, 620, or Elliott for the Spring and wish to apply for Winter Break Housing will be responsible for locating someone (in a different residence hall) who will confirm for the student to use their room over the break.
The Winter Break Housing application form will be available online starting November 19, 2012 and must be submitted no later than 4pm on Friday, December 7, 2012. Approval is not guaranteed; students must provide information for why they are requesting to be in housing during Winter Break.
|If you live in...||And you wish to be in WB Housing between 12/21 9am and 1/14 9am...||And you wish to be in WB Housing between 1/14 9am and 1/19 9am...|
|Elliott, 616, or 620||You will need to find a resident of the buildings listed below who will give you permission to stay in their room during this time period (by submitting the Winter Break Room Host Form).||You can apply to live in your own room.|
|Quad, 600, 110, CG, or Plimpton||You can apply to live in your own room (for entirety of the Winter Break)|
Students will receive confirmation of their approval for Winter Break housing via email and must come to the Residential Life & Housing office (110 Sulzberger) between 10am on Monday, December 17, and 4pm on Wednesday, December 19, to get a Winter Break sticker for their ID. Without this sticker on their ID, students will not be permitted to enter the residence halls while they are closed for break. Additionally, any 616/620/Elliott resident with permission to stay in a friend's room will sign for a room key during the same time period.
When applying, students must provide an explanation as to why they are requesting to be in residence over Winter Break. All requests will be reviewed on an individual basis. Approval is not automatic and is not guaranteed.
Examples of requests that may be approved include:
Students will not be approved for Winter Break housing if they have a balance on their account (Spring tuition & room/board payments are due by December 1). Students may be denied approval for Winter Break for disciplinary reasons or if they are on probation.
Students who wish to request up to a 1-day extension to move out later than the 9am December 21 start of Winter Break must also submit the application form by the same deadline above.
Approval for an extension is not guaranteed. Students who are not returning to housing for the Spring semester (i.e. studying abroad, graduating mid-year, withdrawing from the College, moving out of housing, etc.) are not eligible for extensions.
Note: Extensions are also not available for students living in Elliott, 616, or 620 (i.e. buildings that will close completely at 9am on December 21).
Students who apply for a 1-day extension prior to the application deadline (4pm on Friday, December 7, 2012) and are approved will not be charged for the extension. Requests to be in residence longer than one day after the start of the break would be subject to an extension fee.
Late requests may be considered on a case by case basis, though are not as likely to be approved. Approved late extensions will result in a $100 per day fee.
Students who are approved for Winter Break Housing (for any date between December 21 and January 13) will be subject to a $400 Winter Break Housing fee. The charge will be placed on student accounts in January after classes start.
Students who are approved for Winter Break Housing between 9am on January 14 – 19 only (i.e. the last week of Winter Break) will be responsible for a reduced fee of $100.
Late applications may be considered on a case by case basis, though are not as likely to be approved. Approved late applications will incur an additional $100 late fee in addition to the Winter Break Housing fee.
CU students living at Barnard approved for Winter Break Housing will not be charged the fee, but must apply and be approved in order to have permission to access their room during the break.
The following groups of students may be eligible for a waiver of the Winter Break Housing fee (but are still required to individually apply for Winter Break Housing). Please see the instructions below for how a waiver of the fee may be requested. Please note that submission of a request does not guarantee that a student will receive a waiver of the fee.
Please note that certain groups below (*) have specific sponsored move-in dates. Students in these groups who wish to return to campus earlier than the approved date or stay for the entire break will be subject to the $400 fee. Additionally, students with sponsored move-in dates will not get a Winter Break sticker for their ID until their approved move in day (i.e. will have to come by the Residential Life & Housing office to get their ID sticker).
Please note that students who request waivers for financial reasons are less likely to be approved if they reside within the tri-state area.
|Group||Approved Date||How to Request Waiver of Fee|
|Winter varsity athletes in competition *||dates depend on documentation from your coach||Your coach must contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name(s) and practice and/or competition schedule no later than December 5.|
|January NSOP Staff *||may return to campus on Mon, Jan 14||Your name must be provided to Res Life by Joyce Lewandowski no later than December 5.|
|CMUNCE (Model UN Conference) *||may return to campus on Tues, Jan 15||Your name must be provided to Res Life by the CMUNCE Advisor no later than December 5.|
|Emerging Leaders Program *||may return to campus on Sun, Jan 13||Your name must be provided to Res Life by Hayden Greene no later than December 5.|
|Visiting International Student Ambassador *||may return to campus on Mon, Jan 14||Your name must be provided to Res Life by Rachel Romesburg no later than December 5.|
|Students with financial concerns||n/a||Must submit Request for Waiver of Winter Break Housing Fee form no later than 4pm on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.|
|Other Reason||n/a||Must submit Request for Waiver of Winter Break Housing Fee form no later than 4pm on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.|