Break Information

Break periods throughout the academic year are important times for students to relax, renew focus on their academics, and catch up with friends and family back home. Information about each break period is listed below. For more information, please contact your community office.

  • Fall Break

    During fall break, residents can choose to remain on campus.  There are no additional rental fees or registrations for staying during this period.  If you are expecting packages, the community offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday for fall break, please plan accordingly.

  • Thanksgiving Break

    During this break period, residents can choose to remain on campus and there are no additional rental fees or registrations for staying on-campus during this timeframe.  All housing offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 . It is important to plan accordingly during this period if you are expecting important items to ship.

  • Winter Break

    Ball Residence Hall, University Tower, and North Hall will close for winter break from Monday, December 17th at noon until Friday, January 4th at 8:00 a.m. During this period, residents are not required to remove their belongings; however, they will not be able to re-enter their residence hall until after these buildings re-open for spring semester.

    Townhome and Riverwalk Apartments residents may stay during winter break as this period is included as part of their housing contract.

    Community offices for all facilities will be closed from Monday, December 17th at noon and will reopen on Friday, January 4th at 8:00 a.m. If you are expecting important packages to ship during that timeframe, please plan accordingly.

    Policy Changes During Winter Break

    If you have an emergency work order or facility issue, please call the RA on duty regardless of the time of day.  If you are locked out or require the assistance of a staff member, please expect the staff member to take longer to arrive, depending on your location and the facility the staff member is coming from.  Students who are locked out during winter break are subject to a $50 lockout fee instead of the standard $15 fee.

    Eligible students are required to register for winter break if they are planning to stay.  This registration link will be sent to your IUPUI email address a couple of weeks before the break period.

  • Spring Break

    During spring break, residents can choose to remain on campus for the break. There are no additional rental fees and registration is not required for staying during this period. If you are expecting packages, keep in mind that your community office will be closed from 9pm on Friday, March 8th through 8am Monday, March 18th.