University Housing at Illinois University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Winter Break Housing

University Housing Winter Break Options

Request Winter Break Housing

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

University Housing's undergraduate residence halls close on Saturday, December 21 at 3 p.m. and officially open Sunday, January 19 at 9 a.m. Winter break accommodations are available Saturday, December 21, 2013 to Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Residents who stay after break housing concludes or return for early arrival housing between January 15 at noon and January 19 at 9 a.m. will be subject to early arrival charges of $30 per night.


Only current residents of Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (PAR) and Illinois Street Residence Halls (ISR) will be permitted to remain in their own room during the break; however, PAR and ISR residents still must submit a break housing contract and will be subject to the same charges.


The break housing rate is $30.00 per night. The non-refundable charge will be billed to your student account unless the reservation is canceled by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2013.


All residents requesting break housing will be housed in a limited number of converted lounge spaces in ISR or PAR (except current residents of PAR and ISR). Each lounge will have a bed for each break resident (5 to 6 students will be assigned to each lounge). Students who request to stay one or two nights will be assigned to a lounge in PAR.

Break Housing rooms include Internet access— cables are available at the front desk. PAR has wireless access throughout the building. ISR has wireless only in the public spaces on the first floor. 

Reservations Required

The deadline to return an online winter break housing contract to stay in either ISR or PAR is Friday, December 13 at 12 noon. If you are interested in making a reservation for University break housing, complete the break housing contract form online. There are a limited number of spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.  After December 13, break housing will be provided should spaces remain or become available due to cancellations. Contact the ISR front desk (333-4640) or PAR front desk (333-2950) for space availability.

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.

Questions? Contact:

Housing Information Office
100 Clark Hall

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