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Winter Break Housing 2022-2023

Traditional and suite-style residence halls close at 12 p.m. (noon) on December 18, 2022 and re-open January 12, 2023 at 9 a.m. Residents should make arrangements to depart for winter break within 24 hours of their last final exam. All residence halls close for students who are participating in December graduation at 12 p.m. (noon) on December 19, 2022.

Frequency and Nebraska Apartments remain open throughout winter break. Please review the information at the bottom of this page for specific instructions for apartment residents.

Eligibility

  • Must be a current fall on-campus AU student living in the same housing assignment for both the fall and spring semesters.
  • Students participating in a one semester program, graduating seniors, or those who have elected to cancel their spring housing are not eligible for winter break housing.

Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants must agree to:
    • The Winter Break Housing License Agreement (coming soon) on the Winter Break application.
    • All rules and regulations outlined in the Student Code of Conduct are applicable.
    • Housing & Residence Life reserves the right to remove any resident from Winter Break Housing if deemed necessary as indicated in the Housing License Agreement.


Traditional and Suite-Style Residents

The Winter Housing Application is available through the AU Housing Portal between November 8 at 12pm (noon) - December 13, 2022 at 12pm (noon).

Location

  • Winter Break Housing will be offered in McDowell Hall in rooms that were vacant during the fall semester. All rooms are double occupancy and will have 2 residents assigned during winter break.
  • Fall McDowell residents interested in Winter Break Housing, must apply and will be charged the break rate. However, they will remain in their fall assignment over break.

Rates and Billing

  • Winter break housing is available for $1,200 and includes the full winter break term (December 18, 2022-January 12, 2023). 
  • Winter break housing is only available for the full break and rate listed. Bills are not prorated based on dates a student is in-room.
  • Winter break charges will posted in Eagle Service on student's spring 2023 university bill. This will be completed within the first two (2) weeks pf the spring semester.

Application and Assignment Dates

  • November 8, 2022: Application opens in the AU Housing Portal.
  • December 7, 2022: Applicants will be notified of their housing assigment through their AU email. 
  • December 13, 2022: Application closes. HRL may be unable to house late applicants based on limited space.

Cancellations

  • Cancellations must be made in writing to housing@american.edu by December 13, 2022 or a $200 administrative charge will be assessed for anyone who cancels after the deadline or does not check-in for break housing.
  • Once a student completes check-in for Winter Break Housing they will not be eligble for a refund of Winter Break Housing charges. This includes if they move out before the break period concludes.

Winter Break Move-In: Winter break residents will move into McDowell Hall on Sunday, December 18, 2022 between 9am-12pm (noon). Please bring all personal items needed throughout winter break with you at this time. There will be no access to other main campus residence halls after December 18. Items not needed for winter break can remain in your room until you return for the spring semester.

Winter Break Move-Out: Winter break residents will move from the McDowell to their spring housing assignment on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 between 9am-12pm (noon). There are no exceptions to this timeline to move. Winter break residents will receive further transition instructions in advance.


Apartment Residents

The Winter Housing Application is available through the AU Housing Portal between November 8 at 12pm (noon) - December 13, 2022 at 12pm (noon). Apartment residents who want access to their room between December 18, 2022-January 12, 2023 must complete the Winter Housing Application.

There is no additional cost for apartment residents.

Applicants for Winter Break Housing must read and abide by the Winter Housing License Agreement (coming soon) and the Student Code of Conduct.

Students living at the Frequency Apartments may request winter break housing and will remain in their apartments during winter break. To be eligible, fall residents must be returning to the same apartment for the spring 2023 semester. There are no charges for fall Frequency residents who request winter break housing.

Students who plan to remain in Frequency Apartments for any time between December 18, 2022 and January 12, 2023 are required to complete the Winter Break Application.

Students living in Nebraska Apartments may request winter break housing and will remain in their apartments during winter break. To be eligible, fall residents must be returning to the same apartment for the spring 2023 semester. There are no charges for fall Frequency residents who request winter break housing.

Students who plan to remain in Frequency Apartments for any time between December 18, 2022 and January 12, 2023 are required to complete the Winter Break Application.