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Winter Break 2014

Barnard's residence halls close officially for Winter Break at 9am on Friday, December 19, 2014, and reopen at 9am on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Students may apply for an exception to stay in housing during this period; however, housing is not guaranteed.  Students who are not approved for Winter Break Housing may not enter the residence halls between 12/19 9am - 1/17 9am.

In order to leave their belongings in their room over the Break (or be eligible for Winter Break Housing), students must pay any outstanding balances for the Spring semester before the December 1 deadline. Any student with a Bursar Hold must completely vacate their room by the end of the semester and may not return to campus housing until their account has been cleared.

During the break, College staff will check rooms to address maintenance issues & requests.

The residence halls remain open for Fall, Thanksgiving, and Spring breaks; however, the dining halls and many other campus services will be closed during these times.

Before you leave for break...

  • Clean fridges of food that may spoil over break. Throw out any open food that may attract mice or bugs. Wash any dirty dishes, pots, etc.
  • Make sure all faucets, ovens, stoves, and appliances are turned off
  • Empty trash cans. Take trash (bagged) and recycling to the designated area in your building
  • Unplug, defrost, and leave the door open to mini fridges only (please leave kitchen refrigerators plugged in and closed)
  • Unplug all appliances (alarm clocks, lamps, computers, etc.) to save energy. Appliances can waste a lot of electricity if left plugged in (even when turned off!)
  • Take any valuables or necessities with you (computer, jewelry, passport, medications)
  • Turn off lights and lock all door & windows (and lower blinds to conserve heat)

Students Moving Out of Housing

Students who will be moving out of housing (to graduate mid-year, leave for Study Abroad, withdraw from the College, etc.) must completely vacate their rooms and check out no later than 9am on Friday, December 19, 2014.  Extensions are not available.

Housing Cancellation information

In order to avoid fines, students must complete a check out envelope (available from their residence hall Front Desk) and turn in their room keys.

Winter Break Housing

Barnard residence halls will be officially closed for Winter Break from 9am on Friday, December 19, 2014, through 9am on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

For information about applying for an exception to stay in the residence halls during Winter Break, please visit barnard.edu/reslife/winterbreak/apply.  The request form will be available starting November 17, 2014 and is due before 4pm on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Please note that approval for Winter Break Housing is an exception and is not guaranteed.  Most residence halls will be completely closed and unavailable for housing during part of the break.