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Millersville University Residence Hall Fall Break 2021 Bulletin

The fall break will start after classes on Friday, October 8, 2021. The residence halls will remain open for occupancy during the fall break.

The Residence Hall Staff may conduct Health and Safety Inspections in each residence hall suite during the fall break. Please carefully review the following instructions and information to avoid violations of the Student Code of Conduct for improper maintenance of your residence hall suite/room.

 Fall Break Housing Information:

  • The residence halls will be operational during the fall break.
  • University Administrative Offices will be open during fall break during regular business hours.
  • Guests and Visitation is not permitted during the break.
  • Residence Hall Offices will have limited hours of operation during the break – see front desk for contact information.
  • See Dining Services and Health Services web sites for hours of operation.
  • Students are not required to surrender residence hall keys to the staff prior to leaving for the break provided that you are not withdrawing from the University at that time.
  • The Housekeeping and Facilities Management teams may be working in the campus residence halls to perform maintenance tasks during the break that require entrance to resident rooms.

 Fall Break Preparation Procedures:

Prior to the start of the break, all resident students MUST:

  • Dispose of all trash by removing it to the dumpsters in the parking lots outside your residence hall.
  • Clean the room/suite including sweeping the floor and wiping down furniture.
  • Clean your bathroom and report any issues with constant run toilets, sinks, showers to the residence hall staff.
  • Remove stale food from your refrigerator and properly dispose of it through proper trash removal
  • If you are leaving for the break, turn off the lights
  • If you are leaving for the break, set the thermostat to 74 degrees
  • If you are leaving for the break, close and lock your room window (Villages)
  • If you are leaving for the break, lower the blinds halfway but leave them open
  • If you are leaving for the break, lock your bedroom door and your suite door
  • If you are leaving for the break please move all items from your residence hall floor, especially computer equipment and any items that can be damaged by flooding.
  • If you are leaving for the break and you have a Learning Services approved animal in your room, you must take the animal with you.  You may not leave animals in the residence hall in the care of another student or staff member.

Please consult your residence hall staff should you have any specific questions.

Millersville University Residence Hall Semester Break 2020-21 Closing Bulletin

The residence halls will close for the semester break with residents expected to move out of the residence halls. Residents who do not have extenuating circumstances and are not approved for break housing are expected to remove all belongings, return the residence hall key and properly checkout of the residence hall no later than Noon on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

Residents requesting housing during the semester break must apply for and be approved for Semester Break housing as directed below. Resident Students requesting Academic Semester Break Housing for the period of November 21, 2020 through December 13, 2020 — or — Continuous Semester Break Housing for the period of November 21, 2020 through January 24, 2020 must have an approved reason for and apply no later than Friday, October 30, 2020 by 4:00 PM. Break approvals will be limited to those who have a credit-bearing requirement through December 13, 2020, those who have international student status, or are of independent status as recognized by the Office of Financial Aid. Notification of approval or denial will be made by e-mail on or before Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

Academic Semester Break Housing starts Saturday, November 21, 2020 through the end of the academic fall semester at 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Approved students must fully move out and check out of the residence hall by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday December 13, 2020.

Continuous Semester Break Housing starts Saturday, November 21, 2020 through the opening of the residence halls for Spring 2021, on Sunday January 24, 2021. Approved students must be registered for on-campus housing for Spring 2021 prior to requesting unbroken semester break housing. Those few that are approved for Continuous Semester Break Housing will be required to relocate to South Village for the duration of the break and through the Spring 2021 semester. This is due to the maintenance and housekeeping responsibilities performed over semester break and limited amount of staff that will be available.

To request Semester Break Housing please follow these instructions:

  1. Open MAX (for best results please use Google Chrome, or Firefox; do not use Internet Explorer.)
  2. Log into your “My Housing” account.
  3. Select Application from the menu in black and then choose Break Housing 2020 on the drop-down menu.
  4. Select Academic Semester Break Housing: This is housing that ends at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2020.
  5. Or select Continuous Semester Break Housing: This is housing continuing through Sunday, January 24, 2021.
  6. You must select a reason for requesting break housing from the drop-down menu.
  7. If you chose “Other” please specify your reason.  Maximum of 160 characters with spaces.
  8. Select “Continue” to submit your application.

Semester Break Housing Information:

  • The residence halls will be closed during Semester break except for students approved for Academic or Continuous Break housing.
  • Building card access for all resident students will be discontinued during the Semester break. Only students with extenuating circumstances who are approved for Semester Break housing will have card access privileges.
  • Guests and Visitation will not be permitted during Semester Break housing.
  • Residence Hall Offices will have limited hours of operation during the break. The information will be posted at the South Village front desks for contact information.
  • See Dining Services and Health Services web sites for hours of operation.
  • Non-urgent police calls dial (717) 871-4357.
  • Fire, Police and EMS Emergencies dial 911 at all times.
  • The Housekeeping and Facilities Management Staffs will be working in the campus residence halls to perform maintenance tasks during the break that may require entrance to occupied resident rooms. The Housing Staff may post a courtesy sign on occupied suite doors indicating that the suite is occupied during the semester break. This sign will ensure that workers will not enter without knocking. Please leave it in place for the duration of the semester break.

Semester Break Checkout Procedures

Prior to the start of the Semester break, all resident students MUST:

  • Dispose of all trash by removing it to the dumpster in the parking lots outside your residence hall.
  • Clean the room/suite including sweeping the floor and wiping down furniture.
  • Clean your bathroom and report any issues with constant run toilets, sinks, showers to the residence hall staff.
  • Remove all belongings from your suite, properly checkout and return your room key to residence hall staff as directed.
  • Turn off the lights.
  • Set the thermostat to 70 degrees.
  • Close and lock your room window (Villages).
  • Lower the blinds halfway but leave them open (Villages).
  • Lock your bedroom door and your suite door.

Millersville University Residence Hall Winter Break 2019-20 Bulletin

The residence halls will close for the Winter break with residents expected to exit the residence halls as follows:  Residents not actively engaged and mandated to be present for commencement activities are expected to exit the residence hall by Noon on Saturday, December 14, 2019.  Residents actively engaged in commencement activities are expected to exit the residence hall no later than closing at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019.  Residents who need to stay in residence overnight on Saturday, December 14, 2019 must contact the Residence Area Director of your assigned building to make this arrangement.  This includes those who are actively engaged in commencement activity.

Winter Break housing will start at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019.  The residence halls will be closed during the Winter Break. Resident Students who are continuing in the residence halls to spring 2020, and who have an approved reason for requesting Winter Break Housing may request break housing for all or portions of the Winter Break by completing the MyHousing registration for Winter Break Housing through the MAX account no later than Noon on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.  This includes requests for both the December and January portions of the Winter Break.  All Winter Break Housing is in the regular residence halls.  If you are requesting Winter Break housing and you have scheduled a room change for the spring semester, you must complete the room change before the start of the break.  Please see your Residence Area Director to make that arrangement.  If you are not scheduled to live in the residence halls for the spring semester you are not eligible to request housing during the winter break.

To request Winter Break Housing please follow these instructions:

  1. Open MAX (for best results please use Google Chrome, or Firefox, do not use Internet Explorer).
  2. Log into your My-Housing account.
  3. Select Application from the menu in black and then choose Break Housing 2019 on the drop-down menu.
    • You may get a message that says “Records indicate that you submitted this application on (date) at (time), what would you like to do with this application?”
    • From the drop-down menu select “Revisit/Update This Application” and press submit.
    • Select Winter Break.
  4. Complete the required information.
  5. You must select a reason for requesting break housing from the drop-down menu.  If you select other, you must explain it in the next box. Be brief.
  6. Select “Continue” to submit your application.
  7. You only need to request Winter Break Housing if you need to continue your housing during any portion of the break period – Sunday, December 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m., through Sunday, January 19, 2020, Noon.

The Residence Hall Staff will conduct Health and Safety Inspections in each residence hall suite at the start of the Winter break. Please carefully review the following instructions and information to avoid violations of the Student Code of Conduct for improper maintenance of your residence hall suite/room.

Winter Break Housing Information:

  • The residence halls will be closed during Winter break except for returning residents who have requested winter break housing.
  • Card access for all resident students will be discontinued during the Winter break.  Only returning residents who have requested Winter break housing will have card access privileges.
  • Guests and Visitation are not permitted during the break.
  • All University Administrative Offices will close for the holidays after Noon Tuesday, December 24, 2019 until 8:00 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 2020. Residence Hall Offices will have limited hours of operation during the break – see front desk for contact information.
  • See Dining Services and Health Services websites for hours of operation.
  • SMC Desk will close for the holidays Noon- December 24 to Noon December 26, 2019, and Noon December 31, 2019 to 7:00 a.m. January 2, 2020.
  • For non-urgent police and campus calls during holiday closing times dial (717) 871-4357.  Fire, Police and EMS Emergencies dial 911 at all times.
  • Students assigned to continue housing in the residence halls for spring 2020 are not required to surrender residence hall keys to the staff prior to leaving for the break.
  • The Housekeeping and Facilities Management Staff will be working in the campus residence halls to perform maintenance tasks during the break that may require entrance to resident rooms.  The Housing Staff may post a courtesy sign on your door indicating that the room is occupied during the Winter break.  This sign will ensure that workers will not enter your room without knocking.  Please leave it in place for the duration of the Winter break.
  • All students assigned to the residence hall for fall 2019 are assigned to continue in the residence halls for spring 2020 unless: you have filed an official withdrawal from the University, filed and been approval for an official leave of absence for spring 2020, filed for leave of absence due to call to active military service for spring 2020, filed or been approved for study abroad for spring 2020, are a current study abroad visa international student not returning for the spring 2020 semester.  All of these circumstances require that you are not registered for classes at Millersville University for spring 2020.

Winter Break Preparation Procedures:
Prior to the start of the break, all resident students MUST:

  • Dispose of all trash by removing it to the dumpster in the parking lots outside your residence hall.
  • Clean the room/suite including sweeping the floor and wiping down furniture.
  • Clean your bathroom and report any issues with constant run toilets, sinks, showers to the residence hall staff.
  • Remove food from your refrigerator and properly dispose of it through proper trash removal.
  • Defrost your refrigerator.
  • If you are leaving for the break, turn off the lights.
  • If you are leaving for the break, set the thermostat to 70 degrees.
  • If you are leaving for the break, close and lock your room window (Villages).
  • If you are leaving for the break, lower the blinds halfway but leave them open.
  • If you are leaving for the break, lock your bedroom door and your suite door.
  • If you are leaving for the break please move all items from your residence hall floor, especially computer equipment and any items that can be damaged by flooding.
  • If you are leaving for the break and you have a Learning Services approved animal in your room, you must take the animal with you.  You may not leave animals in the residence hall in the care of another student or staff member.

Millersville University Residence Hall Thanksgiving Break 2019 Bulletin

The Thanksgiving break will start at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.  The residence halls will remain open for occupancy during the Thanksgiving break with a modified office hours schedule, but we ask resident students to register an intention to stay on campus during the Thanksgiving break (this includes those residents requesting to leave late and / or returning early) no later than 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019. This registration is for Thanksgiving break only. There is no additional cost to stay over the Thanksgiving break. Please register subsequent breaks separately as the portal becomes available for each break period. 

Follow these instructions:

  1. Open MAX (for best results, please use Google Chrome, or Firefox, do not use Internet Explorer).
  2. Log into your My-Housing account.
  3. Select Application from the menu in black and then choose Break Housing Thanksgiving 2019 on the drop-down menu.
  4. Complete the required information.
  5. You must select a reason for requesting break housing from the drop-down menu.  If you select other, you must explain it in the next box.
  6. Select “Continue” to submit your application.

The Residence Hall Staff may conduct Health and Safety Inspections in each residence hall suite at the start of the Thanksgiving break. Please carefully review the following instructions and information to avoid violations of the Student Code of Conduct for improper maintenance of your residence hall suite/room.

Thanksgiving Break Housing Information:

  • The residence halls will be operational during Thanksgiving break.
  • All University Administrative Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019.
  • Guests and Visitation are not permitted during the break.
  • Residence Hall Offices will have limited hours of operation during the break – see front desk for contact information.
  • See Dining Services and Health Services web sites for hours of operation.
  • The SMC Desk will be closed from 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019 until Noon Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Non-urgent police and campus calls dial (717) 871-4357.  Emergencies dial 911.
  • Students are not required to surrender residence hall keys to the staff prior to leaving for the break.
  • The Housekeeping and Facilities Management Staffs may be working in the campus residence halls to perform maintenance tasks during the break that require entrance to resident rooms.  The Housing Staff may post a courtesy sign on your door indicating that the room is occupied.  This sign will ensure that workers will not enter your room without knocking.  Please leave it in place for the duration of the break.

Thanksgiving Break Preparation Procedures:

Prior to the start of the break, all resident students MUST:

  • Dispose of all trash by removing it to the dumpster in the parking lots outside your residence hall.
  • Clean your room/suite, including sweeping the floor and wiping down furniture.
  • Clean your bathroom and report any issues with constant run toilets, sinks, and showers to the residence hall staff.
  • Remove stale food from your refrigerator and properly dispose of it through proper trash removal.
  • If you are leaving for the break, turn off the lights.
  • If you are leaving for the break, set the thermostat to 70 degrees.
  • If you are leaving for the break, close and lock your room window (Villages).
  • If you are leaving for the break, lower the blinds halfway, but leave them open.
  • If you are leaving for the break, lock your bedroom door and your suite door.
  • If you are leaving for the break, please move all items from your residence hall floor, especially computer equipment and any items that can be damaged by flooding.
  • If you are leaving for the break and you have a Learning Services approved animal in your room, you MUST take the animal with you.  You MAY NOT leave animals in the residence hall in the care of another student or staff member.

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Millersville University Residence Hall Fall Break 2019 Bulletin

The fall break will start after classes on Friday, October 11, 2019.  The residence halls will remain open for occupancy during the fall break, but we ask resident students to register an intention to stay on campus during the fall break no later than 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019.  This registration is for fall break only.  There is no additional cost to stay over the fall break.  Please register subsequent breaks separately as the portal becomes available for each break period. 

Follow these instructions:

  1. Open MAX (for best results please use Google Chrome, or Firefox, do not use Internet Explorer).
  2. Log into your My-Housing account.
  3. Select Application from the menu in black and then choose Break Housing Fall 2019 on the drop-down menu.
  4. Complete the required information.
  5. You must select a reason for requesting break housing from the drop-down menu.  If you select other, you must explain in the next box.
  6. Select “Continue” to submit your application.

The Residence Hall Staff may conduct Health and Safety Inspections in each residence hall suite at the start of the fall break. Please carefully review the following instructions and information to avoid violations of the Student Code of Conduct for improper maintenance of your residence hall suite/room.

Fall Break Housing Information:

  • The residence halls will be operational during fall break.
  • University Administrative Offices will be open during fall break during regular business hours.
  • Guests and Visitation is not permitted during the break.
  • Residence Hall Offices will have limited hours of operation during the break – see front desk for contact information.
  • See Dining Services and Health Services web sites for hours of operation.
  • Students are not required to surrender residence hall keys to the staff prior to leaving for the break.
  • The Housekeeping and Facilities Management Staffs may be working in the campus residence halls to perform maintenance tasks during the break that require entrance to resident rooms.  The Housing Staff may post a courtesy sign on your door indicating that the room is occupied.  This sign will ensure that workers will not enter your room without knocking.  Please leave it in place for the duration of the break.

Fall Break Preparation Procedures:
Prior to the start of the break, all resident students MUST:

  • Dispose of all trash by moving it to the dumpsters in the parking lots outside your residence hall.
  • Clean the room/suite including sweeping the floor and wiping down furniture.
  • Clean your bathroom and report any issues with constant run toilets, sinks, showers to the residence hall staff.
  • Remove stale food from your refrigerator and properly dispose of it through proper trash removal.
  • If you are leaving for the break, turn off the lights.
  • If you are leaving for the break, set the thermostat to 74 degrees.
  • If you are leaving for the break, close and lock your room window (Villages).
  • If you are leaving for the break, lower the blinds halfway but leave them open.
  • If you are leaving for the break, lock your bedroom door and your suite door.
  • If you are leaving for the break please move all items from your residence hall floor, especially computer equipment and any items that can be damaged by flooding.
  • If you are leaving for the break and you have a Learning Services approved animal in your room, you must take the animal with you.  You may not leave animals in the residence hall in the care of another student or staff member.

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Millersville University Residence Hall Spring Break 2019 Bulletin

The spring break will start after classes on Friday, March 8, 2019.  The residence halls will be available for occupancy during the spring break, but resident students must register intention to stay on campus during the spring break no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 6, 2019.  This registration is for spring break only. 

Follow these instructions:

  1. Open MAX (for best results please use Goggle Chrome, or Firefox, do not use Internet Explorer).
  2. Log into your My-Housing account.
  3. Select Application from the menu in black and then choose Spring Break Housing Request on the drop down menu.
  4. Complete the required information.
  5. You must select a reason for requesting break housing from the drop down menu. If you select other, you must explain in the next box.
  6. Select “Continue” to submit your application. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.

The Residence Hall Staff will conduct Health and Safety Inspections in each residence hall suite at the start of the spring break. Please carefully review the following instructions and information to avoid violations of the Student Code of Conduct for improper maintenance of your residence hall suite/room.

Spring Break Housing Information:

  • The residence halls will be operational during the break.
  • All University Administrative Offices will be open during the break.
  • Guests and Visitation is not permitted during the break.
  • Residence Hall Offices will have limited hours of operation during the break – see front desk for contact information.
  • See Dining Services and Health Services websites for hours of operation.
  • Students are not required to surrender residence hall keys to the staff prior to leaving for the break.
  • The Housekeeping and Facilities Management Staff may be working in the campus residence halls to perform maintenance tasks during the break that require entrance to resident rooms.  The Housing Staff may post a courtesy sign on your door indicating that the room is occupied.  This sign will ensure that workers will not enter your room without knocking.  Please leave it in place for the duration of the break.

Spring Break Preparation Procedures:

Prior to the start of the break, all resident students MUST:

  • Dispose of all trash by removing it to the dumpster in the parking lots outside your residence hall.
  • Clean the room/suite including sweeping the floor and wiping down furniture.
  • Clean your bathroom and report any issues with constant run toilets, sinks, showers to the residence hall staff.
  • Remove stale food from your refrigerator and properly dispose of it through proper trash removal.
  • If you are leaving for the break, turn off the lights.
  • If you are leaving for the break, set the thermostat to 70 degrees.
  • If you are leaving for the break, close and lock your room window (Villages).
  • If you are leaving for the break, lower the blinds halfway but leave them open.
  • If you are leaving for the break, lock your bedroom door and your suite door.
  • If you are leaving for the break, please move all items from your residence hall floor, especially computer equipment and any items that can be damaged by flooding.
  • If you are leaving for the break and you have a Learning Services approved animal in your room, you must take the animal with you.  You may not leave animals in the residence hall in the care of another student or staff member.