Messages from the Senior Director

Torry Brouillard-Bruce

Torry Brouillard-Bruce, M.Ed. (he/him)



Education: Eastern Washington University and Montana State University (Go Cats!)

Hometown: Concrete, Washington

"Take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves"

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Dear students,

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we write with an update on the university’s dining hours and locations. Please find this week’s dining schedule below, sorted by dining location:


Wed, 11/23                   7:00 am – 8:00 pm 

 Thurs, 11/24                 CLOSED  

 Fri, 11/25                               12:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

Sat, 11/26                              12:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

Sun, 11/27                     Regular Hours of Operations 



Wed, 11/23                              7:00 am – 3:00 pm  

Thurs, 11/24 – Sun, 11/27       CLOSED  

Mon, 11/28                              Regular Hours of Operations 



Wed, 11/23                      11:00 am – 8:00 pm  

 Thurs, 11/24 – Sat, 11/26       CLOSED  

Sun, 11/27                               Regular Hours of Operations 



Wed, 11/23                              8:00 am – 3:00 pm  

Thurs, 11/24 – Sun, 11/27       CLOSED  

Mon, 11/28                              Regular Hours of Operations 



Wed, 11/23                             8:00 am – 6:00 pm  

Thurs, 11/24 – Sat, 11/26       CLOSED  

Sun, 11/27                              Regular Hours of Operations  



Wed, 11/23 - Fri, 11/25     CLOSED 

Mon, 11/28                              Regular Hours of Operations 



Wed, 11/23 - Fri, 11/25     CLOSED 

Mon, 11/28                          Regular Hours of Operations 


Regular hours of operation will resume at all campus locations on Monday, November 28, 2022. 

If you are staying on-campus during Thanksgiving, you may purchase a full Thanksgiving meal at Grab and Go on Wednesday, November 23rd. These include: Fall Pomegranate Salad, Mashed Potatoes, Garlic Roasted Green Beans, Vegetarian Stuffing, Choice of Traditional Herb Roasted Turkey or Stuffed Acorn Squash and a personal pumpkin pie.

For more information regarding campus dining, including menus and hours of operation, please visit our website.

With respect,


Dear students and families,

As we enter the midway point of the Fall Semester, it is never too early to start thinking about Winter Break. As your students have been working hard, they will no doubt be looking forward to a well deserved break. To help you help them prepare, Student Housing is providing a few helpful pointers so you can guide them should they have questions:

  • As much as it is a transition to come to school, it is also a transition to take a break after the first semester. Most students have developed new habits and norms and leaving those can be challenging for some.
  • Halls close at 12 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, December 17 for the Winter Break period. Students may move back into their rooms for the Spring Semester at 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, January 19th.
    • Students can request to stay during the winter break period through the winter break/intersession application process. Additionally, students can return as early as January 2 through our winter break/ intersession application process. 
    • Winter break and intersession are a separate cost of $250 per period. At that time, all halls will be open but are only open to those approved through the intersession application process. Have your student keep an eye out on their email for information on this process.
    • Information can be found here for students who need housing from December 17 - January 2 and during January 2 - January 19.
  • Students will need to check out with their RA before they leave the halls for Winter Break. Make sure that all electrical devices are unplugged and that refrigerators are cleaned out. Nothing is more welcoming in January than to come into a room and open a refrigerator that has month-old leftovers inside. 
  • Students can leave any or all of their belongings in their room during the break period. Please advise your students to take any essential items when they check out for the break as they will not have access back into the building until we open in January. Essential items include, but are not limited to: medicine, passport or identification, gaming consoles they might want to take home, their stuffed animal they’ve had since they were a baby.

We have been so fortunate to be part of most of your students’ first experiences here at USF. We hope this upcoming break period is one of rest and reflection on their first semester and a chance to refresh for the Spring term.

With respect,