Winter Recess Housing

Winter Recess Housing

All students who plan on staying on campus at any point during Winter Recess, December 19, 2022-January 15, 2023 must fill out a Winter Recess Housing Application. Students living in apartment areas or Husky Village are required to fill out this application in order for Residential Life to have accurate records of all students who plan on being here at any point over Recess. Students living in these areas will not be charged to stay over Recess.

Students who are planning on staying on campus for Winter Recess Housing are unable to participate in the Mid Year Move Process. If a student plans to remain on campus for Winter Recess and wishes to change assignments for the Spring Semester they must wait until the Spring Room Change Process which opens up approx. 2 weeks after the semester begins.

Application Information

Winter Recess Housing Application – Available November 1st – December 9th at www.reslife.uconn.edu/myhousing

  • All students who will need on-campus accommodations at any point during Winter Recess (December 19, 2022-January 15, 2023) must submit the Winter Recess Housing Application
  • When filling out the application please indicate the reason you are staying on campus. If the reason you are staying does not match one of the options please choose other.

Fees for Students in Traditional and Suite Areas

Winter Recess Housing Charges – Traditional and Suite Style - Placed on Fee Bill in January 2023

New this year!

Students who live in traditional and suite style housing can now choose to either remain on campus for all of Winter Recess or for part of the break.

  • Remain on campus/have access to your residence hall for the entire break period. This includes occasional days throughout the whole break.
  • Remain on campus/have access to your residence hall for the first portion of break. This includes any dates from December 19th after 12pm to December 30th at 4pm.
  • Return to campus/have access to your residence hall for any part of the second portion of Winter Recess. This includes any dates from January 3, 2023 up to opening weekend.

Rates

  • Winter Recess Housing Charge – Entire Break - $725
  • Winter Recess Housing Charge – Part of Break - $362.50

Students in Apartments, Husky Village, or Stamford Housing

Students in Apartments, Husky Village, or Stamford Housing—dropdown

Students living in apartment areas, Husky Village, or Stamford Housing are required to fill out this application in order for Residential Life to have accurate records of all students who plan on being here at any point over Recess. Students living in these areas will not be charged to stay over Recess.

Dining Options

Winter Recess Dining Options

All students living in a dorm/suite will be required to have a Winter Break meal plan, dining at our South Dining unit.

  • Fall residential meal plans end with dinner on Sun., 12/18/22 and Winter Session meal plans begin Mon. 12/19/22
  • All residents not residing in an on campus apartment complex are required to have one, of the two, Winter Session meal plans below:
    • Meals 7 days per week: $180.00/ week
    • Meals 5 days per week (Monday-Friday only): $130.00 /week
  • Winter Session meal plans include: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner per day. Unused meals do not rollover to the following day.
  • Students enrolled in academic, Winter Session classes (12/27 – 1/13/2023) , or working / interning on campus, may change their meal plan up until their third day living on campus, by contacting our office.
  • Students assigned to an apartment will not be assigned a meal plan. However, options are available to purchase through our office.
  • Meal plans can not be pro-rated.  Meal plans are purchased by the week, Sunday – Saturday for 7 day plans and Monday – Friday for 5 day plans.
  • Students who are required to have a meal plan and do not select one will automatically be assigned the 5 days per week (Monday-Friday only): $130.00 /week

Eligibility for Winter Recess Housing

Eligibility for Winter Recess Housing
Students can request to remain on-campus for the reasons listed below. Students on University
probation will not be permitted to remain on-campus. Students who wish to live on campus over Winter Recess must have both a Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Assignment and can not have participated in Mid Year Moves

  • Enrolled in Winter Intersession course
  • Working for University department (must provide proof of employment)
  • Academic internship (must provide proof of participation)
  • Affiliated with University team requiring accommodations during Winter Recess
  • International Student unable to return home.

Academic Internship/Employment Verification

Academic Internship/Employment Verification
Students who are participating in an academic internship or who are working on-campus during Winter Recess must provide proof of their employment/participation to Residential Life. An email from the employment or academic supervisor is sufficient.

Internship/Employment Verification
Email with the following information to livingoncampus@uconn.edu.

  • Include student’s first/last name, 7 digit student ID number or NetID
  • State that student will be completing internship or is employed by department
  • Dates of internship/employment

Winter Recess Staffing & Policies

Winter Recess Staffing & Policies
Students remaining on-campus during Winter Recess will have limited access to Residential Life staff. Due to the holidays and reduced staffing, residents who remain on-campus during this time must contact Operations Center at (860) 486-3113 if they are locked out of their residence. Facilities related incidents that need immediate attention need to be reported to (860) 486-3113. All emergencies should be reported to the UConn Police Department at 911.

Students must adhere to all University policies during Winter Recess. Please refer to the Housing Contract and the Temporary Health and Safety Procedures for information regarding specific policies. Students may be asked to leave housing if policies are violated. Remaining on campus during a time when classes are not in session is a privilege, and thus students are expected to uphold a high level of responsibility while staffing is limited.

Overnight guests will not be permitted during Winter Recess, due to limited staffing and specific billing policies.

Cancelling Winter Recess Housing

Application & Cancelling Winter Recess Housing
The application will be available until December 9, 2022. Any student who does not submit an application will not have access to the residence halls during Winter Recess. Any student who requests to cancel their Winter Recess housing after 5:00pm, December 16, 2022, will be charged the partial Winter Recess housing fee of $362.50. The Winter Recess Housing Fee can not be appealed.

Housing Provided – Tax Information

  • If the University provides a student with free housing, the value of the housing is typically considered a taxable fellowship.  Students are personally responsible for any income taxes resulting from the receipt of this fellowship payment.  Consistent with IRS guidance, fellowship payments, although taxable, are not subject to income tax withholding if paid to a U.S. citizen or resident alien.  It is the sole responsibility of the student to report and pay taxes on the taxable portion of any fellowship, stipend, award or grant that he/she receives.
  • If the University provides a UConn employee with free housing, the value of the housing is typically considered taxable compensation and must be reported to the employee as taxable wages. As such, applicable payroll and income taxes must be withheld from this noncash compensation.

 

For questions regarding the taxability of subsidized housing provided to a UConn student or employee, please contact UConn’s Tax & Compliance Office at taxcompliance@uconn.edu

Questions?
If you have questions regarding Winter Recess housing, please call (860) 486-2926 or email livingoncampus@uconn.edu. Please include your first/last name and 7 digit student ID number in your correspondence.