Winter Housing

Winter Housing

Winter Housing

Winter 2023-2024 Housing

Important Dates:

Last day of final exams: Wednesday, December 20th.

Deadline to identify as a Winter Resident: Wednesday, December 20th.

Deadline to move off-campus if not noted as a Winter Resident: Thursday, December 21st at noon.


Winter housing is only available to current fall residential students who will be staying here through the end of the spring. All current residential students are required to complete the Winter Break Housing Intention Registration by Wednesday, December 20, 2023. Please use this registration form to indicate whether you will need to remain in your campus assignment during the Winter break or will be leaving campus during that time for any reason. Please note, if you need to stay on campus for the winter break and have also been approved for a room change, your move should be complete before the end of the Fall term. Your winter housing assignment needs to be the same as your spring housing assignment. If you are moving out and not returning for the spring semester, please click here to review our move out information.

How to register:

  • Log into
  • Click on the “Housing Applications & Forms” tab
  • Select the Winter Break Housing Intention Registration (Winter 2024)
  • Complete the form by Wednesday, December 20th. 



  • The last meal plan service for the fall term is lunch on Thursday, December 21, 2023 with Glassworks Eatery at Holly Pointe Commons closing at 3 p.m. Dining Dollars will carry forward from the fall to the spring term, and Rowan Bucks remain active from year to year until graduation. The Owl’s Nest in the Chamberlain Student Center will be open for lunch most weekdays 11 am - 2 pm during the break period (except December 22 – January 5 when the Chamberlain Student Center will be closed due to construction). The spring meal plan begins on Saturday, January 13, 2024.
  • Over the Winter Break, certain building services, such as maintenance to common area restrooms and lounge spaces will be reduced. Students who remain on campus should be cognizant that various maintenance and housekeeping-focused projects may be taking place within their residence halls. For any rooms or apartments with an existing vacancy, or a newly created vacancy because a roommate is moving out at the end of the term, Housekeeping and Maintenance staff will need to enter the space to clean and get it ready for a potential new Spring resident.
  • Also, building CA staffing for the duration of the winter break will be decreased.*

Building walk-throughs and entry into student rooms/apartments:

RLUH staff will be performing closing walk-throughs of all rooms and apartments throughout Winter break. The main reasons for completing these site visits is for building safety and security, but also to prepare for the arrival of any new residents moving into any vacant housing assignment. For more specific information on why and when click the above link.

If you are currently living in a double occupancy bedroom with no roommate; that may change for the spring semester. You are expected to clear your belongings from the second set of furniture and make sure the furniture is completely accessible so that a new roommate will have a smooth transition to campus. Likewise, if there is a vacancy in a multi-bedroom apartment, please be considerate of a potential new apartment-mate and be sure to clean the common areas and bathrooms to make for a welcoming environment. RLUH staff will be inspecting these spaces over the break to ensure the rooms and apartments are ready to receive newly assigned residents.

The Residential Learning and University Housing office will remain open during the Winter Break. Feel free to contact us via phone at 856-256-4266 or via email at


Do I have to pay a fee for winter housing?

You do not have to pay if you are a current fall student and enrolled in Spring 2024 courses. 

I am only staying a few days, not the entire break. Do I still need to register?

Yes. students must indicate their intention regardless of the number of days they will be residing on campus. You may come and go as you please, however, it is important we know who is here. The Winter Housing Intention Registration Form will allow you to specify your intention.

Will my Rowan Bucks work over the winter break? 

Yes, Rowan Bucks will still be active. They carry from year to year until graduation.

Is the guest policy relevant for winter break? 

ALL students must adhere to the policies and procedures outlined in the University Housing Handbook.


Disability Accommodations

Students requiring disability-related accommodations affecting their housing must apply and submit supporting documentation to the Office of Accessibility Resources. Failure to meet this deadline may limit the ability of the University to reserve housing space meeting their needs. Questions should be directed to the Office of Accessibility Resources at 856-256-4259.  They are located on the 3rd floor of Savitz Hall.


All policies and procedures are outlined under the Housing Contract Terms of Agreement and Conditions in the Residential Learning & University Housing Handbook