Residence Halls: End of Quarter Information


Autumn Quarter 2013

The residence halls will close at 12 noon on Saturday, December 14, and will remain closed until 8 am on Sunday, January 5.

What You Need to Know

  • Everyone must be out of the residence halls by 12 noon on Saturday, December 14.
  • There will be no building access between 12 noon on Saturday, December 14 and 8 am on Sunday, January 5.
  • After the residence halls close, residence hall staff will enter all rooms to complete safety and security checks.
  • If staff notice items in need of repair, a work order will be submitted, and the work may be completed during the break.
  • Residents of Mercer Court and Stevens Court may remain in their rooms during the break.
  • Bathrooms in Alder Hall, Elm Hall and Poplar Hall will be deep-cleaned by custodial staff during the break.
  • NEW: Bed frames in Alder Hall and Elm Hall will be inspected. Please do not leave anything hanging on the bedframe. When you return, you may notice that the bed has been moved slightly.

Important Dates

Wednesday, December 4

24-hour Quiet Hours begin at 7 pm

Saturday, December 7–Friday, December 13

Finals Week

Friday, December 13

Quarterly parking permit renewal deadline

Saturday, December 14, 12 noon

Residence halls close for Winter Break

Sunday, January 5

Residence halls open for winter quarter at 8 am

Monday, January 6

Winter quarter classes begin

Before You Leave

  • Everyone must be out of the residence halls by 12 noon on Saturday, December 14.
  • Leave your heater vent open (if applicable).
  • If there is an empty space in your room, prepare for a new roommate by leaving the bed and half of the room clear for their arrival.
  • Remove trash from your room and cluster/apartment and perishables from your refrigerator.
  • Remove bikes from the exterior bike racks and railings.
  • Turn off and unplug electrical items (except fish tanks, refrigerators and computers).
  • Alder Hall, Elm Hall and Poplar Hall residents should remove any personal items, including toiletries from the bathroom area, and thoroughly clean the bathroom for the inspection that will take place during Winter Break. For more information, please visit https://www.hfs.washington.edu/roominspect/.
  • Close and lock windows and doors.
  • Turn off all lights.
  • Quarterly parking permit holders must renew their permits at UW Commuter Services on or before Friday, December 14.

If you are returning to the residence halls for winter quarter, it is not necessary to check out with your Resident Adviser (RA) or the front desk. Your belongings may remain in your room during the break.

Moving Out or Changing Rooms

  • Vacates and room changes must be completed by 12 noon on Saturday, December 14.
  • If you are planning to move out of the residence halls, please visit the Moving Out page for instructions.
  • If you decide during the break that you will not return to the residence halls for winter quarter, complete an Agreement Termination Notice during the break. You will not be able to check out of your room until after the break, and you will be subject to full winter quarter charges.
  • If you have been approved for a room change, check with your new residence hall's front desk to find out when your room will be ready.

North Campus Residence Hall Front Desk Hours

The Haggett Hall, McCarty Hall and McMahon Hall front desks will be closed for the entirety of Winter Break.

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Dec. 8

10 am–5 pm

Dec. 9

8 am–7 pm

Dec. 10

8 am–7 pm

Dec. 11

8 am–7 pm

Dec. 12

8 am–7 pm

Dec. 13

8 am–7 pm

Dec. 14

8 am–12 noon

Dec. 15

Closed

Dec. 16

Closed

Dec. 17

Closed

Dec. 18

Closed 

Dec. 19

Closed

Dec. 20

Closed

Dec. 21

Closed

Dec. 22

Closed

 Dec. 23

Closed

Dec. 24

Closed

Dec. 25

Closed

Dec. 26

Closed

Dec. 27

Closed

Dec. 28

Closed

Dec. 29

Closed

Dec. 30

Closed

Dec. 31

Closed

Jan. 1

Closed

Jan. 2

Closed

Jan. 3

Closed

Jan. 4

Closed

Jan. 5

8 am–7 pm

Jan. 6

8 am–7 pm

Jan. 7

8 am–7 pm

Jan. 8

8 am–7 pm

Jan. 9

8 am–7 pm

Jan. 10

8 am–7 pm

Jan. 11

8 am–5 pm

West Campus Residence Hall Front Desk Hours

If you are living in Mercer Court or Stevens Court and are locked out of your room, you may borrow a key from the front desk during desk hours. When the front desk is closed, contact an RA by calling 206-543-1000.

The front desk will be open limited hours during the break:

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Dec. 8

10 am–5 pm

Dec. 9

8 am–7 pm

Dec. 10

8 am–7 pm

Dec. 11

8 am–7 pm

Dec. 12

8 am–7 pm

Dec. 13

8 am–7 pm

Dec. 14

8 am–5 pm

Dec. 15

Closed

Dec. 16

Closed

Dec. 17

8 am–5 pm

Dec. 18

8 am–5 pm

Dec. 19

8 am–5 pm

Dec. 20

8 am–5 pm

Dec. 21

8 am–5 pm

Dec. 22

Closed

 Dec. 23

8 am–5 pm

Dec. 24

10 am–3 pm

Dec. 25

Closed

Dec. 26

10 am–3 pm

Dec. 27

8 am–5 pm

Dec. 28

8 am–5 pm

Dec. 29

Closed

Dec. 30

8 am–5 pm

Dec. 31

8 am–5 pm

Jan. 1

Closed

Jan. 2

8 am–5 pm

Jan. 3

8 am–5 pm

Jan. 4

8 am–7 pm

Jan. 5

8 am–7 pm

Jan. 6

8 am–7 pm

Jan. 7

8 am–7 pm

Jan. 8

8 am–7 pm

Jan. 9

8 am–7 pm

Jan. 10

8 am–7 pm

Jan. 11

8 am–5 pm

Dining

Dining hours will be adjusted during finals week and there will be limited services during Winter Break.