Break Housing

Break Housing

Residence halls close during most College breaks. Students who would like to stay on campus during breaks need to complete the form at the bottom of this page. Townhouse residents can sign up to remain in their townhouse over breaks and should refer to instructions from the Townhouse RD.

College Break Housing Request

Residence halls close during college breaks which last at least five days. During this time, students traditionally go to a family member’s home or to another student’s home for the duration of these breaks. If a student is unable to find alternative housing accommodations, the college does offer to a limited number of students (a maximum of 25) alternative housing on campus for the duration of the Thanksgiving, March, and Easter Breaks (we do not offer on-campus Christmas Break housing). To qualify for this, students must:

  • Live 400+ miles away (priority will be given to international students)
  • Register for a spot in break housing using the form below
  • Pay all fees associated with break housing (students will be assessed a fee of $20 per night of break housing if they register after Free Registration is closed or if they cancel their reservation within 24 hours of break starting)

International students are encouraged to sign up before the Free Registration deadline so that they do not have to pay to stay. The following dates correspond to Free and Pay-to-Stay Registration deadlines:

  • Thanksgiving Break:
    • Free Registration ends at 5:00pm on Thursday, November 18, 2021
    • Pay-to-Stay Registration ends at 5:00pm on Monday, November 22, 2021
    • Total Cost for 4 Nights of Accommodation: $80 (free of charge for Free Registration)
  • March Break:
    • Free Registration ends at 5:00pm on Monday, February 21, 2022
    • Pay-to-Stay Registration ends at 5:00pm on Thursday, February 24, 2022
    • Total Cost for 8 Nights of Accommodation: $160 (free of charge for Free Registration)
  • Easter Break:
    • Free Registration ends at 5:00pm, Friday, April 8, 2022
    • Pay-to-Stay Registration ends at 5:00pm, Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    • Total Cost for 4 Nights of Accommodation: $80 (free of charge for Free Registration)

Break Housing Request Form

Break Housing Request

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    Please email housing@houghton.edu as soon as possible if you wish you cancel your reservation.