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Housing & Residence Life
Button Hall
509-963-1831
Housing@cwu.edu

Breaks and Closing Information

Winter Break 2022

Winter break starts Saturday, December 10, 2022 at noon and goes through Sunday, January 1, 2023 at noon. Sign-up for Winter Break Housing is available from November 7 through December 6 through the MyHousing portal.

All students must be out of the residence halls 24-hours after their last final or by noon on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Students may return to the residence halls on Sunday, January 1, 2023 at noon.

  • Winter Break Closing Checklist

    A checklist will be placed on all resident doors that outlines specific items that must be done before leaving for Winter Break. Please refer to the checklist on your door for items that may be specific to your hall. In general, all students must ensure the following is done before leaving for break:

    • Remove all obstructions on/around the heater
    • Open any doors under the sink
    • Close all blinds and drapes and lock all windows
    • Set thermostat to approximately 66 degrees
    • Remove all perishable items from room
    • Remove all trash to proper receptacles
    • Unplug electrical appliances, expect refrigerators
    • Bring any bicycles inside or take them home
    • Turn off all lights
    • Lock your door
    • If leaving your car, please move it to Lot N20 (between Barto and Music building)

    NOTE: Be advised that Housing and Residence Life, Custodial and Facilities staff will be making rounds within the residential rooms. This procedure is to ensure maximum safety and security during break. No one is looking for policy violations; however, items in plain sight that are considered violations will be documented according to the university conduct process.

  • Winter Break Housing

    Winter break housing is not a part of the regular housing contract, but is available to current residents, if needed. You must fill out the Winter Break Request application for approval through MyHousing under applications. The Winter Break Housing Application opened November 7th. Winter Housing is open from Saturday, December 10th through Sunday, January 1st. The cost is an additional $300 for a double room or $500 for a single room regardless of how many days you occupy the room. The deadline to request winter break housing is December 6, 2022.

  • Information for Students Not Returning for Winter Quarter

    If you are not returning to your residence hall room next quarter (not enrolled in classes, withdrawing, etc.), you MUST go to your MyHousing portal and under messages select: Let us know you are not returning for Winter Quarter 2023. This will take you to the contract cancellation form. Fill it out, and enter your name at the bottom.

    You will then complete the express check-out envelope that will either be taped to your door or you can request one from your RA. Failure to check out of your assigned room properly and by Saturday, December 10, will result in additional charges. If you need to withdraw from CWU during break, you can go to your MyHousing portal or contact Housing Services at 509-963-1831 to notify them and to schedule a check out over break.

Spring Break 2023

The residence halls are OPEN over Spring Break, and students are welcome to stay. Spring Break is March 20-24, 2023. Check back here soon for further details.

Spring Quarter Closing / Move-Out 2023

All students in the residence halls need to be out by June 10, 2023 at noon, and Anderson Apartment residents need to be out by June 17, 2023 at noon. Details will be posted throughout the residence halls and on this page regarding how to properly checkout of your room.

Summer Quarter Housing 2023

If you are taking classes, working on campus, or will be here over the summer and would like to live on campus, summer housing is available for CWU students. We offer 6-week, 9-week, and entire summer options (must stay a minimum of a 6-week session). Availability is on a first come first serve situation with priority given to those who are taking classes over the summer. On-campus summer housing is great for a stress-free transition without the hassle of paying month-to-month on a summer lease. Students typically move to their summer room on the Saturday of spring closing and then to their permanent fall assignment one week before new students move-in. Summer housing contracts are usually available starting in May. Once the contract opens, you will login to your MyHousing portal and select the Summer Housing Contract.

Thanksgiving Break 2023

The residence halls stay OPEN during Thanksgiving Break, and students are welcome to stay.