2023-2024 Break Housing


There are a number of breaks within the Fall & Spring semesters when the residence halls close.  During these breaks, students are not permitted to stay on-campus without written permission from the Residence Life Office.

  • Fall Break - housing closes at noon on Saturday, October 7th; housing opens at noon Tuesday, October 10th
  • Thanksgiving Break - housing closes at noon Wednesday, November 22nd; housing opens at noon Sunday, November 26th
  • Winter Break: all housing closes on Saturday, December 16th at 6pm
  • Intersession: housing opens for Intersession students on Monday, January 1st (Intersession 01/02 - 01/23)
  • Spring semester housing  - housing opens a noon Tuesday, January 23rd
  • Spring Break - housing closes at 6pm on Friday, March 8th; housing opens at noon on Sunday, March 17th
  • Easter Break - housing closes at noon on Thursday, March 28th; housing opens at noon on Monday, April 1st


Do you need help with transportation to the New York Metro or New England area? There is a Breakliner Bus option available exclusively to University of Scranton students for the upcoming breaks. You can access their website for more information and to purchase tickets at www.breaklinerbus.com/scranton.


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

Break applications appear on the housing portal approximately 3 weeks before the break begins.  Residents will only be granted permission to stay on campus with legitimate reasons (distance, campus employment, etc.).  Reasons will require verification. This form can be accessed through my.scranton.edu:

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

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


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.

The Royal Ride Shuttle

The Royal Ride will run to and from the Martz Bus Station for during certain openings and closings.  Please check the Royal Ride website for additional instructions. 

Dining Information

Dining options on campus are often limited or suspended during breaks.  Dining Services will communicate their schedule.

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