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Spring Break Closing

Undergraduate residence halls will close on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. and will re-open on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  
 
Students will be required to vacate their University housing assignment by 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 unless they have an approved housing occupancy extension.
 
The last meal served prior to this break will be lunch on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The first meal upon return from this break is dinner on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
 
Housing occupancy extensions for students living in the residence halls will be granted only for students who need temporary housing for University reasons or to assist with travel arrangements.
 

Students requesting a housing occupancy extension must submit a Housing Extension application online via MyHousing no later than Friday, February 21, 2020. Exceptions made after February 21, 2020 will be subject to a $50.00 late fee.

TO APPLY:

  1. Log into MyHousing via the TUportal.
  2. Click the Academic Year Housing link at the top navigation bar and select the current academic year housing application.
  3. Select Housing Extensions from the Housing Options menu.
  4. Select the Spring Break Extension option.
  5. Complete the application. You will receive a confirmation email to your Temple email address.
Health and Safety Inspections

What is a Health and Safety Inspection?

The Health and Safety Inspection is a procedure Residence Life staff do once each semester. The inspection involves ensuring the safety of housing facilities, including all bedrooms. For Spring Break, we also ensure all windows are closed and trash has been removed. 

You do not need to have anyone present in the space for the inspections to occur - if no one is home, a professional staff member accompanied by an RA will key into your space. 
 

What Should I Expect? 

  • There will be a mandatory closing meeting on every floor. Please reach out to your RA for more details. 
  • A 1/2 sheet inspection paper will be placed on your door. Please do not remove this. 
  • Inspections do not open drawers or cabinets. This check is to ensure each room is abiding by fire code, and is reasonable safe and clean to live in, and ready for Spring Break. 
  • Students with violations will be documented for any violation as detailed in the Undergraduate Rights, Responsibilities, and Resource Guide, linked below. 

Before Leaving: 

  • Ensure there are no conduct violations in your space. 
  • Empty all trash and recycling. 
  • Close and lock your windows. 
  • Close your blinds. 
  • Turn off all lights. 
  • Throw out perishable items. 
  • Turn off alarm clocks. 
  • Take all your personal belongings that you may need over break. 
  • Lock your doors.