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Break Housing

During break periods, staffing and services in our residential communities are limited. Therefore, in order to maintain necessary security, special policies are in effect above and beyond the University and Residence Life and Housing policies.

Be sure to review the Break Housing Agreement before applying for break housing, as residents who receive approval to remain in housing during a break period are responsible for abiding by the protocols stated in this document.

Break Housing Agreement

How to Apply for Break Housing

To apply for Break Housing, please complete a Break Housing Application in your MyHousing portal. Break Housing requests are not automatically approved, and an application is not a guarantee of placement. In the request, students must provide the reason they need a Break Housing accommodation. Break Housing cost is included in the students residential fee, you will not be charged additional fees for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks. Approved reasons typically include:

  • Needing to remain on campus to complete an academic or athletic obligation 
  • Experiencing home insecurity
  • Having a home address that is out of the country 

Applications will be live during the following dates:

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break Housing Application Open: November 11-21, 2024

Winter Break

Winter Break Housing Application Open: December 2-12, 2024

Spring Break

Spring Break Housing Application Open: March 3-13, 2025

Summer Housing

Eligible students interested in staying on campus during the summer term have the ability to apply for summer housing. Please see the eligibility requirements below. Students assigned to summer housing are responsible for all housing and dining fees as listed below. The summer housing application is available in your MyHousing portal beginning on April 1, 2024. All summer applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis and may require additional supporting documentation depending on the eligibility criteria you apply under. Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Eligibility Requirements 

In order for students to reside on campus they must meet one or more of the requirements below.

  • Enrolled in at least 1 class per summer session.
  • Conducting approved academic research with a faculty member.
  • Participating in an approved internship through the EXCEL office. 
  • International student who is unable to travel or return home.
  • Experiencing home insecurity.
  • Students with extenuating circumstances may request housing. Those requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis and may require additional information. 

Summer Housing Information 

  • Summer 2024 housing will be located in Johnson Hall.
  • Summer school students will be provided a furnished single room and a refrigerator for the duration of their stay based on availability.
  • All students residing in housing must agree to the Summer Housing License and follow all applicable campus rules and policies. 
  • Students will transition to summer housing on May 11th and transition back to their fall housing assignment in August prior to opening.
  • Students in need of storage for the summer may purchase summer storage through the College Store. 

Summer Housing Rates 

Daily Rate: $25 per night per student 

Weekly Rate: $150 per week per student 

Monthly Rate: $500 per month per student 

If you have questions regarding your cost for summer housing please reach out to Residence Life and Housing at [email protected].

Break Housing Scholarship Application 

A limited number of on-campus Break Housing Scholarships are awarded to students in need of on-campus housing during summer. Residential students who have applied for summer break housing in the residence halls and are in need of financial support due to circumstances beyond their control (housing insecurity, financial hardship) are eligible to apply.

To apply:

  • Complete the summer housing application at myhousing.oswego.edu during the application period.
  • Complete the break housing scholarship application. Scholarship applications should be submitted prior to the start of the break housing period. Students wishing to apply for the scholarship may do so by using their housing portal. This scholarship only covers housing costs, it does not cover the costs of meals for the break period.

Once students apply, their application will be reviewed and an outcome will be determined. Students will then be notified. If they are awarded, Residence Life and Housing will assign them housing for the break/session and apply the scholarship to the student’s account. If the student does not receive the housing scholarship, they may:

  • cancel their summer housing application and find other arrangements or
  • receive a summer housing assignment and charges will be added to the student account. The student will be financially responsible for all housing and dining costs.

Application will include:

  • Brief description of the circumstances and need for financial support associated with the break housing cost.
  • The ability to upload additional documentation from the Office of Financial Aid and/or Students Accounts (i.e. Financial forms. Detailed description of the need for scholarship).

Summer Dining Rates 

All students residing in summer housing must carry a summer meal plan, the summer meal plan rate is $30 per day. For any questions contact Dining Services at [email protected]

Information about accommodations for conferences, including affiliated and unaffiliated rates, can be found by visiting Conference Services.

 

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Break Meal Options

For questions about meal plans during breaks, please contact Auxiliary Services.

Thanksgiving

No Residential Dining Meal service is provided during this period. Students can purchase additional Laker Dining Dollars to use at open on campus retail dining locations or off-campus partners.

Winter

Residential Meal service begins the first day of winter session classes as denoted on the Academic Calendar in January. Meal plan costs depend on the date of arrival to campus.

Spring Break

No Residential Dining Meal service is provided during this period. Students can purchase additional Laker Dining Dollars to use at open on campus retail dining locations or off-campus partners.

Summer

Students are required to have a meal plan if they are living on campus during summer. The summer meal plan rate is $30 per day. For any questions contact Dining Services at [email protected]

Early Arrival & Late Stay Requests

Students may request to return early to campus at the beginning of each semester or request to stay late at the end of each semester. These requests are not automatically approved and students need to provide the reason they need this accommodation. Approved reasons to arrive early or stay late typically include:

  • Needing to be on campus to complete an academic or athletic obligation 
  • Needing to attend a training or provide a service for an on-campus job or position
  • Students experiencing an extenuating circumstance preventing them from leaving by a closing deadline should contact Residence Life and Housing at [email protected].

The daily rate to arrive early or stay late is $25 for housing plus any applicable dining fees (if the dining halls are serving meals). For students arriving early or staying late because they are required to be on campus to complete a training, campus service, or other campus-related obligation, housing fees may be charged to the sponsoring department or waived entirely. 

Staffing and services in our residential communities are limited during these periods. Therefore, in order to maintain necessary security, special policies are in effect above and beyond the University and Residence Life and Housing policies.  

Early Arrival Accommodations

Send a request to [email protected] at minimum three days before your desired early arrival date.

Late Stay Accommodations

Send a request to [email protected] at minimum three days before the close of the residence halls.

Contact Us

303 Culkin Hall

315-312-2246

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