IEX & Break Housing Information

Housing Information

Please click on the area you need more information about! Questions? Contact the Residential Life office at 507-933-7529!

Break Housing

2018-2019 - Residence Halls will be closed for the following breaks:

  1. Thanksgiving Break: from 9:00 AM on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 to noon on Sunday, November 25, 2018.
  2. Winter Break: from 9:00 AM on December 21, 2018 to noon on Sunday, Jan 6, 2019.
  3. Spring Break: from 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 30, 2019 to noon on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Note: Halls remain OPEN during Fall Break and Touring Week.

All residence halls will be closed during the break. Students will be housed in the Southwest Hall hostel space
  • The Southwest hostel space will be the only space open during the break. 
  • You must fill out an application for break housing in the Residential Life Office
  • The Southwest Hall Hostel space consists of 6- or 8- person rooms within 3-bedroom suites. You will have the ability to request roommates and suitemates on the application.

Application Process

  • All students wishing to remain on campus for any portion of the break MUST fill out an application for housing, see appropriate link for each break listed below.

Thanksgiving Break: from 9:00 AM on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 to noon on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

  • Any students wishing to stay on campus must apply and provide reasoning.
  • Break Housing Request - Please submit a request form.

Winter Break: from 9:00 AM on December 21, 2018 to noon on Sunday, Jan 6, 2019.

Students Eligible to Request On-Campus Break Housing
  • Students that reside further than 350 miles and are unable to travel home.
  • Athletes/Musicians required to remain on campus for practice/games/rehearsals/concerts.
  • Students required to work for a College department (supervisor must submit a list of employees to Residential Life office in advance).
  • Students with extreme extenuating circumstances who seek special permission.
  • Break Housing Request - Please submit a request form.

Spring Break: Halls closed from 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 30, 2019 to noon on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

  • Any students wishing to stay on campus must apply and provide reasoning.
  • Break Housing Request - link coming soon.

Moving out of the residence halls

Students leaving the halls following fall term MUST check out with their CF. Please contact your CF to schedule a time to check out. All your belongings must be removed from your room before checking out. Your keys MUST be returned to the Residential Life Office before you leave.

If you have a bed loft, you'll need to contact their customer service directly to coordinate pickup/return. Phone: 866-651-5638, E-mail: service@bedloft.com

January/IEX Housing

Only those registered for on-campus courses automatically receive approval to remain in campus housing during January, per the College’s IEX Housing Policy.

Under the following exceptions, Residential Life may approve other students to reside on campus:

  • Participation in on-campus research under the supervision of a faculty/staff member;
  • Participation in theatre/dance/music rehearsals under the supervision of faculty/staff;
  • Participation on an athletic team that has in-season practices and/or competes during January;
  • Employed by a department/office and authorized to work during January for a minimum of 16 hours per week.

A survey will go out (coming soon!) asking all students to note their plans for January term for an occupancy check and to request housing. 

Additional notes:

  • Students who are approved to reside on campus for January will reside in their currently assigned rooms.
  • Residence halls will open for January Interim Experience at noon on Sunday, January 6, 2019.
  • Exceptions for special circumstances may be granted on a case-by-case basis by appealing to Residential Life.
  • While there is no cost to students or departments for January Interim housing, only those who need to be here during January should be residing on campus.

Questions? Please contact reslife@gustavus.edu, call 507-933-7529 or stop by the Res Life office!