Break and Recess Housing

Residence halls remain open during Thanksgiving, spring, and summer breaks, but are closed during recesses between sessions (winter recess; the recess between end of spring semester and beginning of summer session; and the recess following the summer sessions prior to fall semester).  Unless otherwise instructed by the Office of Student Living and Learning, for any recess, students may retain keys and leave personal belongings in their rooms during the recess closing only if they have a housing contract for the same room for the academic session that immediately follows the recess; otherwise they must fully vacate their room and follow the required Student Living and Learning check-out procedures.

Break Housing (Thanksgiving, Spring and Summer)

Information regarding break residence halls will be distributed prior to each academic break by the Office of Student Living and Learning.  Students choosing to stay on campus for any break must apply to the Office of Student Living and Learning of their intentions using the form provided by the office. The Office of Student Living and Learning works to provide support and safety for students throughout all breaks.  Student conduct and responsibilities are the same during breaks as they are during the academic year. Students are expected to uphold all institution policies and procedures during break housing.

Thanksgiving Break Notification Form (Now Available)

Spring Break Notification Form (Available March 14, 2022)

Summer Break Notification Form (Available June 13, 2022)

Recess Housing (Winter Recess, Spring Recess, Summer Recess)

The Institute recognizes that some residents must remain at Rensselaer during recesses between sessions (Winter recess; Spring Recess (the recess between end of spring semester and beginning of summer session); and Summer Recess (the recess following the summer sessions prior to fall semester)).  Students who remain in housing during recess closings will be charged a flat rate against their student account in an amount consistent with current applicable rates. The Office of Student Living and Learning works to provide support and safety for students throughout all recess periods.  Student conduct and responsibilities are the same during breaks as they are during the academic year. Students are expected to uphold all institution policies and procedures during break housing.

Winter Recess Housing Application (Available Soon)

Spring Recess Housing Application (Available in April 2022)

 

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