College Breaks – Housing and Meal Plan Information

Residence Life Office · 507-786-3011 ·

College Breaks when residence halls and honor houses are open:

Residence halls are open on the following breaks.  Student meal plans do not always carry into break times.  There are options to buy meals on campus.

Fall Break
Friday, October 11 at 5 p.m. – Tuesday, October 15 (Classes begin 10/16)
Meal plan in effect

Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 26 at 5 p.m. – Sunday, December 1 (Classes begin 12/02)
Meal plan not in effect

Christmas Break
Friday, December 20 at 10 a.m. – Friday, January 3 at 10 a.m. (Classes begin 1/6)
Residence halls and honor houses are close during Christmas break.  If you are far away from home or have an academic or work commitment that requires you to stay in Northfield, you should make plans now for alternative housing and transportation.  The College will have two residence halls open for the break where students may make arrangements to stay.  Contact after November 15th to receive more information.

Interim Break
Friday, January 31 at 2 p.m. – Sunday, February 9 (Classes begin 2/10)
Meal plan not in effect

Spring Break
Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. – Sunday, March 30 at 10 a.m. (Classes begin 3/31)
Meal plan not in effect.

Easter Break
This year there is no Easter Break.  We do have classes.

End-of-Year Closing
Thursday, May 22 at 10 a.m. for non-seniors

Monday, May 26 at 11 a.m. for all remaining students

Future Opening Dates:

Below are the dates the residence halls open for returning students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) for upcoming years.  It is on these dates that students may move in for the fall.

2014-2015*          September 1 – 3, 2014             Classes begin September 4, 2014

2015-2016*          September 7 – 9, 2015             Classes begin September 10, 201

*These are the anticipated dates – final approval of the dates will not happen until fall 2013