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Preparing Your Room for Vacation: What You Need to Know

Thanksgiving

Residence Halls close at Noon on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and all residents must leave by then unless prior arrangements have been made with the Housing Office. The Residence Hall will generally open at Noon on the Sunday following Thanksgiving, and residents will then be allowed back into their Residence Hall. For specific vacation dates, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Before leaving please make sure to:

  • Leave a clean, orderly room
  • Dispose of all food
  • Empty waste baskets
  • Close and lock all windows
  • Leave blinds down but open

Winter Break

Residence Halls close at 10:00 a.m. on the Saturday immediately following finals for people not graduating and at 5:00 p.m. for those people who are graduating. All residents must leave unless prior arrangements have been made with the Housing Office. The Residence Halls will reopen for the Spring Semester in late January or early February. For specific vacation dates, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Before leaving please make sure to:

  • Leave a clean, orderly room
  • Dispose of all food
  • Unplug all electrical appliances
  • Empty waste baskets
  • Clean and unplug refrigerators
  • Close and lock all windows
  • Leave blinds down but open
  • Dismantle and clean up holiday decorations

If you are moving be sure to make the physical move before leaving for vacation (see Procedures for Changing Rooms). If you are in a room alone, but not paying for a single, you must leave the room clean, orderly and set up for someone to move in. All students withdrawing from the Residence Hall at the end of the semester for whatever reason be sure to go to the Housing Office in order to Check Out of the Hall (see End of Year Check-Out Procedures).

Spring Break

Residence Halls close at Noon on the Saturday beginning Spring Break and all residents must leave unless they made prior arrangements with the Housing Office. Residence Halls generally reopen at Noon the Sunday ending Spring Break. For specific vacation dates, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Before you leave please make sure to:

  • Leave a clean, orderly room
  • Dispose of all food
  • Empty waste baskets
  • Close and lock all windows
  • Leave blinds down but open

Contact Information

If you have any questions about housing or residence life at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Housing & Residence Life Office
Office: Algonquin Hall 103
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
Phone: (518) 564-3824
Email: housing@plattsburgh.edu