Fall Break Access and Holiday Housing

Friday, September 23, 2016

With fall semester well under way, we hope your student is feeling comfortable in their home-away-from-home on campus. Before we know it, fall break will be here, and students will need to plan on temporarily leaving University Housing during the closedown period.

Housing Hours

University Housing closes at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19. All students must have vacated the buildings by this time. Personal items may remain in the student's room during the break period, but we suggest valuable items should be taken home.

Students may return after 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 25 to enjoy the home football game.

We understand some students may not be able to travel home or need to stay on campus during University closedown periods. Housing offers a Break Access/Holiday Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract, which students can select for an additional cost per semester to stay on campus during these times. Refunds are not offered if a student does not stay the entire closedown period.

A student who preferenced Break Access/Holiday Housing on the HFS Contract was assigned to a designated set of buildings that remain open during the closedown periods in the Pollock Housing Area, South Housing Area, West Housing Area, or Eastview Terrace. During fall break, staff will be available in these buildings to handle any emergencies.

For more information about Break Access/Holiday Housing, contact the Assignment Office.


Transportation Services is partnering with Zimride by Enterprise, an online ride-matching service that easily connects drivers and passengers heading to the same area. Students login zimride.com/psu using their PSU Access ID and password to create a free profile. Drivers and passengers can search for open seats or post their ride and destination on a secure and private network. The platform's unique approach to ride-matching allows members to link their profile to their Facebook page.

Rooms at The Nittany Lion Inn

The Nittany Lion Inn has limited availability for students during fall break. They are offering an $89 rate during this time for your convenience. Stay on-campus, at The Nittany Lion Inn and experience 'Penn State's Living Room'. Book your room online or call 814-865-8500 for availability.