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Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Break Housing

Thanksgiving Break

Dates:

  • Halls Close for Thanksgiving Break on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 9AM CST
  • Halls Open after Thanksgiving Break on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 9AM CST

Registration:

All on-campus residents are eligible to register with housing to remain in their residence halls for any portion of the Thanksgiving Break.  There are no additional charges to remain on campus during the Thanksgiving Break.

Thanksgiving Break registration opens on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 8AM CDT in the Housing Portal under the Applications menu.  Students should register by Monday, November 15, 2021 at 5PM CST.

Thanksgiving Break Meal Assistance:

Students with demonstrated financial need, who register with OHARE to remain on campus, will be provided with meal assistance as the standard meal plans are not available during the break period (Saturday, November 20 – Saturday, November 27).  For each day that an eligible student resides on campus during the break period, a combination of flex meals and/or meal money will be added to the student’s account early each day that expire at days end.  For times when campus dining facilities are closed, meal money will be added at the rate of $20 for dinner/$50 for the full day.  Meal money can be redeemed at any participating Taste of Nashville partner.  Eligible students will be contacted with additional information prior to the beginning of the break period.  For specific questions about dining options, contact Campus Dining at dining@vanderbilt.edu.

Important Facilities Notices:

  • Zeppos College: Monday, November 22 from 8AM to 3:30PM CST there will be a building wide electrical outage. The power outage is necessary for electrical work related to college halls construction. During this period student rooms will be without power, including lights, outlets, heat/air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. Emergency lights in common areas will be on, and access will work. You are not required to leave your room, but you may choose to for your comfort. Rand/Sarratt and Central Library will be open. Please see the library’s website for hours.
  • North House: There will be a water outage on Monday, November 22nd from 8AM to 3PM CST. The outage is necessary for water line repairs. There will be no water during this period. Please adjust your plans accordingly. North residents will have access to the main lobby doors of West House to use the bottle filler and restrooms located on the first floor. Please enter the main lobby doors and take the elevator down to the first floor. After water is restored, please let the water run a few seconds to clear any sediment in the line.
  • Branscomb Quad: Workers will continue to be on-site conducting routine fire alarm testing in the corridors and common areas. It is not necessary to exit the building during this testing. These inspections continue next week as follows:
    • Monday, November 22nd through Wednesday, November 24th from 9AM to 3PM CST, workers will enter student rooms for a visual inspection. No audible or visible alarms are planned.
    • Wednesday, November 24th from 12PM to 1PM CST there will be a full alarm to include all audible and visible signals.
  • East, Memorial, North, and West Houses: Workers will continue to be on-site conducting routine fire safety system inspections in the corridors and common areas. These inspections will continue next week:
    • Tuesday, November 23rd from 9AM to 4PM CST, workers will enter student rooms to inspect the components. The inspections are visual. No audible or visual alarms are planned. It is not necessary to exit the building or your room during this inspection.

Winter Break

Dates:

  • Halls Close for Winter Break on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 9AM CST
  • Halls Open for the Spring 2022 Semester on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 9AM CST

Eligibility:

Any student residing on campus for the duration of the fall 2021 semester who plans to return for the spring 2022 semester is eligible to register to remain on campus for any portion of the Winter Break. There are no additional charges to remain on campus during the Winter Break.

The following students are not eligible to register to remain on campus for any portion of the Winter Break, and must vacate their on-campus assignment no later than Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 9AM CST:

  • December 2021 graduates
  • Students taking a leave of absence for the spring 2022 semester
  • Students who withdraw from the university
  • Students participating in spring 2022 out-of-town internships
  • Students participating in spring 2022 study abroad programs

New spring 2022 on-campus residents, including students returning from fall 2021 study abroad, out-of-town internships, and leaves of absence, are not permitted to move in until Friday, January 7, 2022 at 9AM CST.

Registration:

Winter Break registration opens on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 8AM CST in the Housing Portal under the Applications menu.  Students should register by Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 5PM CST.

Winter Break Meal Assistance:

Students with demonstrated financial need, who register with OHARE to remain on campus, will be provided with meal assistance as the standard meal plans are not available during the break period (Sunday December 19 – Thursday, January 6).  For each day that an eligible student resides on campus during the break period, a combination of flex meals and/or meal money will be added to the student’s account early each day that expire at days end.  For times when campus dining facilities are closed, meal money will be added at the rate of $20 for dinner/$50 for the full day.  Meal money can be redeemed at any participating Taste of Nashville partner.  Eligible students will be contacted with additional information prior to the beginning of the break period.  For specific questions about dining options, contact Campus Dining at dining@vanderbilt.edu.

Spring Break

Dates:

  • Halls Close for Spring Break on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 9AM CST
  • Halls Open after Spring Break on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 9AM CDT

Registration:

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