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.

  • If you are leaving campus for break, please complete all steps in our break checklist before you go.
Winter Break 2019

Current residents who will be on campus at any point between 5:00 pm Friday, December 13, 2019 through 9:00 am Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, must sign up for break housing. The application to stay over winter break will be available Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, and will remain available through Dec. 11, 2019.

If you have questions, please contact UHDS at: housing@oregonstate.edu

Buxton Hall Power Outage, Dec. 19-21, 2019

A campus power outage has been scheduled for Dec. 19-Dec. 21 that will impact power to Buxton Hall. The outage is expected to last from 5 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19 until 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 while our campus power supplier makes repairs and updates to existing power grids. Buxton will be without power for the extent of the repairs.

  • Residents will not be able to stay in or access Buxton Hall during this time.
  • UHDS will provide alternative housing for Buxton residents who stay during this portion of  winter break; alternative housing will be available from Wednesday evening through Saturday.
  • All Buxton residents will need to defrost and empty their microfridges or mini fridges prior to leaving for break or prior to the outage.
How to sign up for break housing:
  • To sign up for break housing, login to MyUHDS and select “Active Applications.” Pick the appropriate break housing link to notify UHDS of your stay. 
  • To be eligible for break housing, residents must currently be living on campus.
  • Only students with active contracts for the following term will be able to sign up for break housing.
  • You will not be allowed to stay over the breaks if your intention is to use the time to move out of UHDS facilities.

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

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. There is no extra dining plan option for break periods.

Students scheduled to stay over breaks may use their regular term meal plan if money is still on it, or are encouraged to use and add to the money on their Orange Cash accounts. The next term’s meal plan dollars will not be available for use until the end of the break.