If you are leaving campus for break, please complete all steps in our break checklist before you go.

Housing during breaks in the academic year

All OSU residence halls will remain open during all breaks. Break housing is included in all UHDS room and board rates.

Students must sign up for break housing so that our Residential Education and Public Safety staff are aware of who will be in the building and we will be able to best serve students over the break with the appropriate custodial levels in the bathrooms.

All residents can leave their belongings in their rooms during break periods as long as their UHDS Contract is current.


Spring break 2021

Please sign up for Break Housing via MyUHDS by March 17, 2021, at 5 p.m. The application for Break Housing during spring 2021 will be available at 2 p.m. PST on March 10, 2021.

  • If you will be in your building any time between 5 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021, and 9 a.m. Sunday, March 28, 2021, you need to sign up for Break Housing.
  • If your plans for spring break change after March 17, 2021, please email UHDS with your updated plans.
  • If you are leaving campus for break, please complete all steps in our break checklist before you go.
Dining during breaks

Dining locations remain open on campus during break periods, though some locations may close and schedules may vary from hours during the academic term. Check Food@OSU to see dining center hours.

There is no extra dining plan option for break periods. Students who are staying on campus over breaks may use their regular term dining plan, if funds are still available, or are may use and add to the money on their Orange Cash accounts. The next term’s dining plan dollars will not be available for use until the end of the break. For 2021, spring term dining plan funds will be added to your account on March 28, 2021.

Moving out over breaks

If you plan to move out of on-campus housing during a break period, you must complete your cancellation and move-out process by Friday of Finals Week in order to avoid fees for continuing to occupy your room. Please visit the Moving Out of UHDS Facilities page to learn more about our cancellation and move-out process.