Seton Hall University
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Break Housing Information

The residence halls are closed at the following times of the year: Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer.

Students may apply for break housing (via an application on eRezLife) if one of the following reasons apply to them:

  • Geographically located more than four hours from campus;
  • University-related work, internship, or academic commitment;
  • Active, in-season athlete; or
  • Other exception listed in individual application or approved by Housing & Residence Life.

Typically, break housing only occurs in Boland Hall, Ora Manor, Turrell Manor, and Xavier Hall (note: Housing & Residence Life reserves the right to change the open halls, if necessary). Students who do not live in one of the open halls will need to relocate for break housing.

Students are not permitted to have guests while staying in break housing. Typical dining hours and meal options are not in effect during break housing periods, so Business Affairs will release information regarding dining near the break.

Please note that staying in Winter Break Housing or Summer Housing incur charges to a student’s billing account.

Break Housing Calendar

Break Halls Close Before Break Halls Open After Break Application Opens* Application Closes*
Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 23 at 10:00am Sunday,
November 27 at 10:00am
Wednesday, October 19 Monday,
November 14
Winter Wednesday, December 21 at 10:00am Monday,
January 16 at 2:00pm
Monday, November 14 Wednesday,
December 7
Spring Saturday,
March 4 at 10:00am
March 12 at 10:00am
Monday, January 30 Thursday,
February 16
Summer  Wednesday,
May 17 at 10:00am
Friday, August 25 (Returning Student Move-in Day 2023!) Wednesday,
April 12
(Submit at one (1) week prior to check-in date)

*Applications will be available via your eRezLife portal.