Winter Break Preparation

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Below is some important information regarding the upcoming winter break. 

International Travel:

  • Any student traveling internationally needs to have the travel endorsement signature on their I-20 (page 2) or DS-2019 (page 1) up to date.
  • If your I-20/DS-2019 was previously signed and the signature is a year old (dated before January 22, 2016), you will need to have it signed again. Signatures are only good for one year.
  • Stop by Cumberland House or Adams House to have your document signed.

Housing:

  • The residence halls will close for the fall semester on Friday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m.
  • All students staying on-campus during winter break will be required to move to the winter housing location. Winter Break Housing Requests are due December 11th.
  • Complete your break housing request here.
  • Students not taking classes over Winter Term or returning for the spring semester are required to check out of the residence halls by Friday, December 15 at 7pm.
  • The residence halls will reopen on Sunday, January 21 at 12:00 noon for the spring 2018 semester.

Dining Services

  • Refer here for the schedule of dining services during Finals Week and the remainder of December.
  • Fall meal plans end after lunch on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
  • Spring meal plans resume at lunch on January 21, 2018.

Information for Students Enrolled in Winter Term

Housing:

  • Housing will provide you with instructions on how to register for winter housing. Reach out to your RA on what steps are necessary.
  • All students staying on-campus during winter break will be required to move to the winter housing location, Lehigh Hall. You will move back to your permanent room after break. Talk to your RA for more details.

Dining Services:

  • Dining options on-campus are more limited during the winter term.
  • Refer here for the schedule of dining services during Finals Week and the remainder of December.
  • Dining services and hours of operation for January can be found here.
  • Meal plans cannot be used during winter term. Students will have to use FLEX, Marauder Gold, cash, or credit card.
  • There will be no dining services available on-campus from December 23-January 1. Students are encouraged to visit grocery stores ahead of time.
  • Fall meal plans end after lunch on Sunday, December 17, 2017
  • Spring meal plans resume at lunch on January 21, 2018.

Local Grocery Stores:

  • The closest grocery store to campus, John Herr’s, is about a 20 minute walk. It is located near the end of George Street at 25 Manor Avenue. Their business hours are found here and they will be closed on Christmas Day.
  • Another nearby grocery store is Weis Markets located at the Manor Shopping Center at 1204 Millersville Pike, Lancaster PA. Students can take the #16 bus there, but this bus will not be running on Christmas Day (December 25) or New Year’s Day (January 1), so students should plan to purchase food beforehand.

You’ve almost made it to the end of the semester. Keep going strong! If you have any questions regarding the information above feel free to stop by Cumberland House or Adams House for more information.  

Don’t know what to do over the winter break? Check out this article on that very topic!