Winter Break Cancellations

Students whose housing for Spring is cancelled during Winter Break, will need to review and follow the process outlined below.

Students will have 48 business hours after receiving confirmation of housing cancellation to schedule an appointment for check out. Appointments will be made by students through MyHousing. Students can change their check out appointments, but all appointments must occur within 5 business days of cancellation confirmation.

The Winter Break Check-out Process begins December 17, 2019 and runs through January 16, 2020. Please note that the Residential Life office will be closed December 23 - December 27 and will not be available for check-out appointments.


Important Note: Students who fail to follow the check out process may be subject to lock change fee. Any items that are not retrieved by students (or a designated proxy) will be disposed of. Students who do not return their keys will be charged a lock change fee.

Check-out Appointments

Students will have two hours for their check out appointment. Students must come to campus, pack up their belongings, empty their space, and return their keys during those two hours. Students will be given access to the space by contacting a staff member upon their arrival. Contact information and further instructions will be provided by email.

Inclement Weather/School Closings

Any UConn closings, delays, or early dismissals may impact scheduled appointments. Please check to verify the status of the University. In the event of a school closing/early dismissal/delay, Residential Life staff will reach out to any students with scheduled appointments to reschedule.


Please note that the Residential Life office will be closed December 23 to December 27 and will not be accepting check-out appointments for that week.

Not Able to Return to Campus?

Students who cannot return to campus to move out during the five business day timeframe can designated a proxy. The designated proxy can return keys and check out in place of the assigned student. Please contact the Department of Residential Life for assistance in designating a proxy.

Move Out Materials Not Available

Residential Life is not able to provide any packing materials or staff assistance as students move out over Winter Break. No boxes, packing tape, dollies, or staff will be available to assist students as they move out.

Additional questions related to the Winter Break Check Out process should contact the Department of Residential Life at 860-486-2926 or