2016-2017 Break Housing


There are a number of breaks within the Fall & Spring semesters when the residence halls close and students are expected to vacate them:

  • Fall (closes Saturday, October 8th by Noon & opens on Tuesday, October 11th at Noon)
  • Thanksgiving (closes Wednesday, November 23rd by Noon & opens Sunday, November 27th at Noon)
  • Spring
  • Easter

Some students are expected to remain on campus for University commitments, others live too far away to leave for shorter breaks, and unforeseen circumstances can arise.

Groups in need of break housing should have their advisor or professor send the list to res-life@scranton.edu.

Individual students in need of break housing can find the application on their housing portal (instructions below).

Quincy Avenue Apartments

Please note that graduate students living in the Quincy Avenue Apartments are not required to leave campus housing during breaks and do not need to request permission to remain in housing.

Permission to Remain on Campus

The deadline for Thanksgiving Break requests is Thursday, November 17th.  Residents will only be granted permission to stay on campus with legitimate reasons (distance, campus employment, etc.).  This form can be accessed through my.scranton.edu:

  • Self Service
  • Student Tab
  • Student Services/Financial Aid
  • Residence Life
  • Housing Portal

Closing Procedures

All residents are required to complete the following closing procedures for Thanksgiving Break:

  • Clean your room (i.e. remove trash/clean out personal refrigerators).  You do not need to unplug your refrigerator.
  • Remove any items that may spoil over break (i.e. milk, bread, etc.).
  • Close and lock all windows.
  • Pull down and close blinds.
  • Turn off all lights.
  • Close and lock doors.
  • The last person to leave must sign the "We're Outta Here" form that has been placed on the outside of your door.

Dining Information

Dining options on campus are extremely limited during Thanksgiving Break.  Dining Services will communicate their hours of operation to you prior to the break.