Break Information

Leffler Chapel

Elizabethtown College, including the residence halls and Dining Services, closes during all official vacation periods and seasonal breaks.  All students are expected to leave campus and no students are permitted in the residence halls during these periods without authorization from the Office of Residence Life.  

Students needing to remain on campus during certain breaks because of College employment, student teaching, an internship, an athletic team, or because your home is more than 600 miles from campus, may apply to stay on campus.  Applications to stay on campus must be completed by the deadlines below. 

While the College does not promise break housing to any student, it will attempt to assist students in extenuating circumstances that may not meet the above criteria. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact the Office of Residence Life at or 361-1197.

Additional policies regarding break housing: 

  • No students are permitted in the residence halls during breaks without authorization.
  • Students who have obtained permission to stay in College Owned housing for a break period are not permitted to have guests.
  • Requests for housing due to off campus employment will NOT be considered.
  • Students found responsible for unauthorized entry/stay during breaks are subject to a $45.00 fee per incident/evening.
  • College reserves the right to charge a daily fee of $45.00 to students obtaining authorization to stay on campus for reasons other than those listed above.

All students must vacate the residence halls by 6:00 PM on the closing date for each break, unless otherwise noted.

Residence halls re-open at noon the day before classes resume.

Break Housing and Early Arrival Requests

Please follow the appropriate link below to submit a Break Housing Request by the listed deadline. Late applications may result in a denial of your request and/or a fee. 

Fall Semester Early Arrival Request   due by July 31, 2017 at 2:00pm     OPEN FOR FALL 2017 

No late requests will be accepted.                                           


Fall Break Housing Request  due September 28, 2016    CLOSED
Residence Halls close October 5
Fall Break - October 6-9


Thanksgiving Break Housing Request due November 15, 2016    CLOSED
Residence Halls close November 23
Thanksgiving Break – November 24-27 


Winter Break Residence Halls close December 16
Winter Break Dates - December 17 - January 15
ALL students must vacate the Residence Halls 24 hours after their last final OR by 6:00 PM on December 16. 


Spring Semester Early Arrival Request   due January 6, 2017      CLOSED


Spring Break Housing Request due February 22, 2017     CLOSED

Residence Halls close March 3
Spring Break - March 4-12


Easter Break Housing Request   due April  4, 2017    OPEN
Residence Halls close April 13
Easter Break - April 14-17

Summer Break - Residence Halls close May 12  
ALL students must vacate the Residence Halls 24 hours after their last final or by 6:00 PM on May 12, 2017.