Spring Break Housing

Residence Halls close (doors lock) at 6pm on Friday, March 11 and reopen at noon on Sunday, March 20. To request housing over semester break, complete the online form by 9pm on Friday, March 4. 

Housing Request Form

Deadline / Late Fee

You must apply to remain in the residence halls over break. Break periods are not covered under the license contract. 

  • The fee for staying over break is $18/night. 
  • Apply for break housing by Friday, March 4 at 9pm.
  • A $25.00 late fee will be applied to all applications received after the deadline.   

Break Housing Information

WHY DO I NEED TO REQUEST BREAK HOUSING? You must request break housing because the residence hall license agreement does not include breaks. Doors will lock at 6pm on Friday March 11, and your ID card will not provide access unless you request break housing. Check your Residence Life Handbook for details. 

WHAT IF I'M AN ATHLETE? Athletes are responsible for checking with their coaches regarding break housing. All necessary requests should be turned in by the deadline.

CHANGES/CANCELATIONS: If you need to change your dates, please complete the form again. If you need to cancel, complete the cancelation form

STAFF AVAILABILITY: During the break period, staffing and services (mail, custodial, hall office desk hours, etc.) will be limited. Please contact the Department of Residence Life at 701-231-7557 weekdays between 7:30am – 4pm with any questions you may have. In case of an emergency, contact Campus Police at 701-231-8998.  

CARD & KEY ACCESS: Security doors will be locked at all times. Card access to the residence halls will be given to each student registered for break housing. "Six-to-six" access will be provided, meaning, those who request access for the night of March 12, for example, will have access from 6pm on March 12 until 6pm on March 13. 

GUESTS: Guest hours will be from 12:00pm (noon) to 10:00pm. No overnight guests will be allowed over break periods. All other hall rules will be in effect during break period.  

UNAUTHORIZED OCCUPANCY: Winter and summer break occupancy is only available to students who have a housing contract for the semester following the break. There will be a $25.00 fee assessed for unauthorized occupancy per incident.


Friday, March 11
Union Dining Center: Closes at 2:30pm
Residence Dining Center: Closes at 2:30pm
West Dining Center: Closes at 3:30pm
Caribou Coffee: Closes at 3pm
Twisted Taco: Closes at 2pm
Other Food Court & Coffee Shops: Close at 3pm

March 12-19
All Dining Centers: Closed
Caribou Coffee: M-F 7am-3pm
Barry and Minard Coffee: Closed
Hoagie Hut: M-F 9am-3pm
Pizza Express: M-F 10am-2pm
Twisted Taco: M-F 11am-2pm (limited menu)

Sunday, March 20
West Dining Center: 4-9pm

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