All University operated residences close for Winter Break on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at noon and will reopen after Winter Break on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at noon.


Break Housing Qualifications

Limited Break Housing is available in Alumni Hall, Wehrenberg Hall, and Uptown East/Promenade Apartments for the following reasons:

  • International or INTERLINK Students
  • VU athletes in mid-season with practice and/or games over break
  • Students whose home is 500 or more miles from Valparaiso
  • Students participating in a credit-bearing activity such as student teaching, internship, or co-op

Students are not automatically eligible for break housing if they hold an on or off-campus job that is not directly associated with a credit-bearing academic program.

If you do not meet any of the above criteria for Break Housing, you may submit a request based on an “Other” type of reason. Please note that if you are approved for Break Housing for non-University related reason(s), you will be charged a $25 per night fee for utilizing University Break Housing.


Break Housing Application Deadline

The Office of Residential Life must receive applications for Winter Break housing by 5:00p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016. Additionally, students who do not properly sign up for break housing by the posted deadlines and need accommodations may also have to pay a late application fee ($25) to receive permission to reside on campus during the break period.

Break Housing applications are available on your Housing Self-Service. To access your Housing Self-Service page log onto DataVU then select “Housing Self-Service.” Once on your Housing Self-Service page, select the “Applications” tab and then select the “Winter Break Housing Application.”

If you are not a current resident of Alumni Hall, Wehrenberg Hall, or Uptown East/Promenade Apartments you are required to obtain permission from a resident of Alumni Hall, Wehrenberg Hall, or Uptown East/Promenade Apartments to occupy his/her room during the vacation period. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO USE THEIR KEY. You will not be given a key to their room by Res Life.



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Saturday, August 20th
Move-In Day

Tuesday, August 23rd
First Day of Fall Classes

September 23rd-25th

October 7th-8th
Family Weekend

October 20th-21st
Fall Break (No Classes, Halls will remain open)

November 19th-27th
Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 19th
Residence Halls Close for Thanksgiving Break at Noon Central Time

Sunday, November 27th
Residence Halls Open after Thanksgiving Break at Noon Central Time

Friday, December 9th
Last Day of Fall Classes

December 12th-16th
Final Exams

December 16th-January 8th
Semester Break

Saturday, December 17th
Residence Halls Close for Semester Break at Noon Central Time

Sunday, January 8th
Residence Halls Open for Spring Semester at Noon Central Time

Wednesday, January 11th
First Day of Spring Classes

March 4th-19th
Spring Break

Saturday, March 4th
Residence Halls Close for Spring Break at Noon Central Time

Sunday, March 19th
Residence Halls Open after Spring Break at Noon Central Time

Friday, April 14th
Good Friday (No Classes, Halls will remain open)

Tuesday, May 9th
Last Day of Spring Classes

May 11th-16th
Final Exams

Wednesday, May 17th
Residence Halls Close at Noon Central Time