Thanksgiving Break


Thanksgiving Break will be here soon! Below is some important information for you.


There will be no classes being held starting on Wednesday, November 21, with classes resuming on Monday, November 26. During this time campus with still remain open, but will be less active.

Some of you may be taking advantage of this break to plan a trip or take a few days to relax and recharge. No matter what your plans, continue reading for preparations to make for break regarding international travel and remaining on campus during that time.

Traveling Internationally:

  • Any student traveling internationally during break needs to have the travel endorsement signature on their I-20 (page 2) or DS-2019 (page 1).
  • If your I-20/DS-2019 was previously signed and the signature is a year old, you will need to have it signed again. Signatures are only good for one year.
  • Stop by the Office of International Programs and Services to have you documents signed.


  • Click HERE for information from the Housing Office.
  • On-campus student wishing to stay in the residence halls during break must complete a request form with Housing. Housing will be emailing you specific instructions on how to do this soon and it will also be in Ville Daily.
  • Students not staying on campus during the break are required to vacate the residence halls by Tuesday, November 21st at 7:00 p.m.

Dining Services:

  • During break MU dining options are more limited and you cannot use your meal plan after Tuesday evening. Refer to the Campus Dining Schedule for what dining services will be available during this time.
  • Meal plans cannot be used during break. Students will have to use FLEX, Marauder Gold, cash, or credit card.
  • There will be no dining services available on campus from Thursday, November 22-Saturday, November 24.
  • Due to the restrictions with dining services you may wish to visit local grocery stores in addition to dining on campus.

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 Thanksgiving 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 Thanksgiving Day, so students should plan to purchase food beforehand.
  • Due to limited store hours and transportation, it is highly recommended to plan your grocery shopping ahead of time.

You’ve almost made it to the a well-deserved break. Keep going strong! If you have any questions regarding the information above feel free to reach out to the Office of International Programs and Services!