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Break Housing and Early Arrival Policy

IUP offers housing during breaks (fall, winter, and spring). Space is limited, and there are a number of restrictions on break housing.

Criteria

Break housing is available at no cost to students who file a Break Housing Application by the break housing deadline and meet the following criteria: (1) the student must be an international student, or (2) the student must be required to stay on campus due to activities associated with IUP (such as sporting events, theater productions, etc.) In these cases, written verification from the university supervisor/advisor is required with the application, and housing can only be offered if space is available. In addition, students must be living on campus during the semester and must submit the Break Housing Application no later than the established deadline. If you miss the deadline, you will be billed at a rate of $30 per night for break housing, providing we have space available.

For a fee, and as space permits, break housing is also available to students who miss the established deadline or who need to stay due to employment, enrollment in a course, or other extenuating circumstances. The cost is $30 per night/per person. The Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining will approve these requests on a case-by-case basis.

Important Note

Due to severe space limitations we will, in all likelihood, not be able to honor many break housing requests. International students, of course, will be accommodated; however, any remaining spaces we may have, if any, will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We are strongly advise students who need housing over the break period to seek off-campus accommodations.

Lodging

Break housing is located in Wallwork Hall.

Sleeping Accommodations

If you do not currently reside in Wallwork Hall, you will be assigned to a lounge in Wallwork (furnished with bunk beds). Students are responsible for providing their own bed linens.

Dining

IUP dining facilities will not be open during the break period.

Staffing

There is a community assistant (CA) team assigned to the building throughout the break period. The office will be staffed during select hours each day to provide recreation equipment and answer questions. If there is an emergency, there will be phone numbers and duty schedules posted throughout the building so you can reach the CA on call. Additionally, University Police can be reached 24 hours a day at 724 357-2141.

Security

The building will be locked 24 hours a day. Only students approved to stay in break housing will have access to the building through their I-Card or temporary card access.

Guests

No overnight guests are permitted during the break period.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in any of the residence halls.

Policies

All residential and university policies apply during the break period. If you have any questions concerning policies, please review the Residence Hall Contract for Housing and Dining Services or the Source.

During break, all university residential facilities, with the exception of Wallwork and University Towers, will be closed and locked. Students are not permitted in the residence halls during the break period, and Wallwork and University Towers will be available only for students who have applied for and been assigned to break housing residency.

November Break Closing 2014

To sign up for break housing, please fill out the form on Crimson Connect (requires IUP login).

All university residential facilities, with the exception of Wallwork Hall and University Towers, will be closed and locked with I-Card access systems deactivated from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 22 through noon on Sunday, November 30. Students are not permitted in the residence halls during the break period. Note: Wallwork Hall and University Towers will be available only for students who have applied for and been assigned to break housing residency.

Residence Hall Closing

All resident students must vacate their rooms no later than 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 22. All residence halls will be closed and I-Card systems deactivated during the break. Students are asked to leave for break as early as possible following their last class.

The following procedures must be completed by all residents before leaving. Rooms will be checked by the residence hall staff to ensure that these steps have been completed. The university assumes no responsibility for any consequences of failure to carry out these procedures.

  • Remove all perishable food.
  • Completely empty all trash cans.
  • Leave heat valves open in traditional halls.
  • Set thermostats to 65°.
  • Close drapes/pull window shades halfway.
  • Close and securely latch windows, turn lights out, and lock door.
  • Shut off all electrical appliances/items, and check that no outlets are overloaded.

Note: As an added precaution, it is recommended that all electrical appliances/items (except refrigerators) are disconnected from the wall outlets during the November break period. Food service is not available during the vacation.

Dining

The dining hall schedule is as follows:

  • Foster
    • Last meal served: Noon on Saturday, November 22
    • First meal served: Noon on Sunday, November 30
  • Crimson Cafe
    • Last meal served: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21
    • First meal served: 4:30 on Sunday, November 30
  • Hub Rock Cafe
    • Last meal served: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21 
    •  First meal served: 7:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1
  • Oak Room
    • Last meal served: 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 20
    • First meal served: 11:30 a.m. on Monday, December 1
  • Java City Library
    • Last meal served: 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21
    • First meal served: 7:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1
  • POD - Putt
    • Last meal served: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21 
    • First meal served: 7:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1
  • POD - Wallwork
    • Last meal served: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21
    • First meal served: 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 30
  • Eberly Café
    • Last meal served: 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20
    • First meal served: 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1

Important Information

Residents are advised that any necessary maintenance and/or custodial services will continue to be performed during the break period.

Please refer any special circumstances regarding checkout to your residence hall director. Do not drive on any grass areas or park in any reserved or handicap parking spaces.

For information on break housing, please contact the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining at 724-357-2696.

Should you have any questions regarding the above, please contact a residence life staff member in your building.

Good luck on finals, and have a great summer!

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