Winter Break Housing

After much feedback from the student body, Student Housing will offer a housing option for students who would like to stay in their assigned residence hall room during the time period when the University of San Francisco is closed in observance of the winter holiday. In years past, all students have been required to leave their room spaces for the two-week University closure during December. During the 2021-2022 academic year, Student Housing will be offering Winter Break Essential Housing.

Winter Break Building Options 

For the fall 2021 semester, all residents are eligible to apply for winter break housing, and, if approved, would be permitted to remain in their fall rooms. 

How do I apply for Winter Essential Housing Support?

The Winter Break Housing Application will be available during early October through USFrooms. The deadline to apply for Winter Break Housing is Friday, November 5 by 11:59 p.m. PST. 

Who is eligible to apply for Winter Break Housing?

For the fall 2021 semester, all residents are eligible to apply for Winter Break Housing, and, if approved, would be permitted to remain in their fall rooms. 

*Residents living in St. Anne's, Loyola Village, Fulton Flats, and Fulton House still need to apply for Winter Break Housing. Please note that all St. Anne's, Loyola Village, Fulton Flats, and Fulton House residents will not be assessed an additional cost for Winter Break Housing because they have already accepted 10-month contracts, and their rates already include the cost of Winter Break Housing. 

When is Winter Break Housing Available? 

Winter Break Housing covers the time period that the University is closed for the winter holiday. For the 2021-2022 academic year, Winter Break Housing will be offered from December 18, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) to January 2, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Will I be charged for Winter Break Housing? If so, how much? 

The cost of Winter Break Housing is $250 for the Winter Break Period and $250 for the Intersession Period, so a total cost of $500.

Students who live in St. Anne's, Loyola Village, Fulton Flats, and Fulton House will not be charged any extra amount for living on-campus during Winter Break Housing, since they signed 10-month contracts.

To view your specific housing contract, please visit the Forms and Documents page

If I live in Fall Housing and do not stay for Winter Break Housing, am I charged a fee? 

No, the Winter Break Housing fee is only applied to students' accounts who opt into Winter Break Housing. 

Is there a special application process for Winter Break Housing? How do I apply? 

Yes. The 2021-2022 housing application, which opened on February 1, 2021 for continuing students, will include a section that asks students if they are interested in Winter Break Housing. Students will need to click the button to express their interest in Winter Break Housing in order for the SHaRE office to keep record of this.

Please note that for fall 2021 that all residents will need to submit the Winter Break Housing application that will go live in early October regardless if they opted in on their 2021-2022 housing application previously.

If I want to be a part of LLCs or Theme Communities, which are not located in approved Winter Break Housing halls, can I still have Winter Break Housing? 

Yes. If you are in the Martin-Baro Scholars program or any other special living community not in the approved Winter Break Housing halls, there will be a special process for requesting Winter Break Housing after students have been assigned to their academic year space. 

If I live in Fall Housing and did not sign up/opt in for Winter Break Housing, am I charged a fee?

No. The Winter Break Housing Fee is only applied to students' accounts who opt into Winter Break Housing.

If I live in a building that does not offer Winter Break Housing, but I later decide that I do need Winter Break Housing, what do I do?

Please note that for fall 2021, all residential halls will permit residents that apply for and are approved for Winter Break Housing to remain in their fall rooms.

Can I opt out of the Loyola Village Winter Break Housing option to minimize costs? 

No. All students who self-select a room in Loyola Village through the continuing student housing selection process or who accept a space in Loyola Village after being on the waitlist agree to the contract terms and rates for this community. There is no ability to have a reduced cost due to lack of presence during the designated winter period. 

Will I get more flexi since I am staying on campus throughout the university winter closure? 

Students will not get more flexi for being on campus longer than students who don't opt into Winter Break Housing. If you live here during Winter Break Housing, you will not be able to increase your flexi meal plan. Students who opt into the Winter Break Housing option are strongly encouraged to monitor their flexi spending throughout early January. You are not charged for a meal plan during the Winter Break Housing period, as dining options will be limited. 

Will dining facilities be open during Winter Break Housing? 

Please note that dining operations will close on December 18 and open on January 2 with limited hours. More information regarding dining hours during intersession will be provided prior to January 2nd.

If I stay for Winter Break Housing, will I be able to stay in my room until the Spring semester starts? 

If you sign a contract for Winter Break Housing, you will be automatically granted early arrival approval, so you will be able to stay in your room. At no point will you be required to vacate your space during the winter break time period. Please note that there is a $250 charge if you stay in your room during Intersession. You will be billed for the winter break and intersession time period if you sign-up for winter break housing.

Will residence hall front desk services be limited during Winter Break Housing? 

Yes. Desks and the services provided by the desks will be limited during Winter Break Housing. More information regarding Winter Break Housing desk services will be provided when the application goes live in early October. 

If an emergency arises, will there be staff to respond? 

Yes. There will be Student Housing and Community Living live-in professional staff members on-call and able to respond to any issues that may arise. Additionally, Public Safety will still operate during the Winter Break Housing period. 

Have any further questions? 

Feel free to contact our office at 415-422-6825 or at share@usfca.edu. Please note that the main Student Housing office will be closed for the winter holiday starting December 23, 2021 at 4 p.m. and will re-open on January 3, 2022 at 10 a.m. 

Is there a special application process for an early arrival or intersession between January 2-January 20? How do I apply? 

Yes. All residents living in 9-month contract residential halls which include Pedro Arrupe, Toler, Fromm, Gillson, Hayes-Healy, Lone Mountain North and Lone Mountain East will need to submit the Winter Break and Intersession housing application that will go live in early October. Each resident will have the opportunity to select winter break housing and/or intersession housing on the application.

Will I be charged for Intersession housing? If so, how much? 

The cost of Intersession Housing is $250. If you opt into Winter Break housing you will be automatically approved and charged for intersession housing so the total cost will be $500.

Students who live in St. Anne's, Loyola Village, Fulton Flats, and Fulton House will not be charged any extra amount for living on-campus during Intersession Housing, since they signed 10-month contracts.

To view your specific housing contract, please visit the Forms and Documents page