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If you have an active University Housing License Agreement for the academic year, you are welcome to stay with us for Winter Break. 

Adhering to health and safety precautions during this time is imperative. Details about mandatory COVID testing and expectations for leaving and returning to campus will be communicated through your ASU email in late-October and early-November.

You are expected to participate in hall closing sessions for your community. Your hall staff will communicate the expectations for your specific community.

PLANNING TO STAY AFTER THANKSGIVING AND/OR THROUGH WINTER BREAK

PLANNING TO STAY AFTER THANKSGIVING AND/OR THROUGH WINTER BREAK

If you are planning to stay in your bed space on campus after Thanksgiving or throughout Winter Break, you are responsible for the following:

  • Complete the survey that was sent to your ASU email address from University Housing, to indicate which date(s) you will be staying with us on-campus.
  • Continue practicing all health and safety policies (including, but not limited to: mask wearing, social distancing, and no visitors in the residential halls) throughout your stay.
  • COVID testing prior to the start of the Spring 2021 semester is mandatory. A hold will be placed on your student account on Jan. 2, 2021, until this is completed. You have until Jan. 10, 2021 to complete this testing. Please schedule your test schedule here.

NOT PLANNING TO RETURN TO THE HALLS AFTER THANKSGIVING, UNTIL SPRING 2021 SEMESTER

NOT PLANNING TO RETURN TO THE HALLS AFTER THANKSGIVING, UNTIL SPRING 2021 SEMESTER

If you are not planning to stay for winter break, you are responsible for the following:

Before you leave for winter break, please follow this checklist to meet Health and Safety Inspection standards for Winter Break:

  • Clean your room.
  • Defrost and clean your Micro-Fridge/mini-fridge*. 
    • Leave it unplugged, empty, with the door open, tilted with its back to the wall so excess water does not leak out.
    • Do this at least 48-hours before you leave to avoid flooding. Fridges must remain in your room – do not defrost them in common areas.
    • *This does not apply to full-size university-owned refrigerators in apartment kitchens.
  • After defrosting, please plug your refrigerator back in.
  • If you are leaving, dispose of all open food and perishable items you own and remove all food from your room and common areas. Dispose of any holiday decorations.
  • Do your laundry (or take it home) and put it away (piles of clothes can get smelly!)
  • Take trash and recyclables to the nearest trash room.
  • If you are leaving, unplug all appliances, including radios, clocks, lamps, computers, etc. Make sure your alarm clock is unplugged and off!
  • Move all furniture/items away from your heat/AC unit. Facilities staff complete routine work during the break and will not change your filter if your items block their access.
  • Move important items off the floor and away from walls.
  • Secure your valuables. Remember to take home any essential items as your access to the community will be shut off once you check out of the hall for fall semester (medications, passports, tickets, house keys, glasses, seasonal clothing for your destination, etc.).
  • Secure bicycles on bike racks or in your room. Do not leave them in hallways, attached to signs or railings, etc.
  • Report any door or window lock problems to your neighborhood desk before you leave so that your door/window may be secured when you depart.
  • If you are leaving, close and lock your window. (Windows left open may cause pipes to freeze and burst, leading to water damage.)
  • If you live on the first floor/ground floor, close your blinds. If you live on upper floors, leave your blinds open.
  • If room is completely unoccupied for Winter Break, set your thermostat (if applicable) to “off”.
  • Return to their proper place any University furnishings (such as lounge furniture) that are not part of the standard arrangement of your room. Any such items found in student rooms during inspections will result in disciplinary sanctions.
  • If room is completely unoccupied for Winter Break, turn off all lights!
  • Lock your door. Take your keys home with you if you are returning to your room for the spring semester.
  • Don't post anything on your door that indicates you are gone!

When you return to campus for the Spring 2021 semester:

  • Check in at your residence hall front desk.
  • Complete COVID testing immediately upon your arrival. If the testing site is closed, you must complete this the next day. *A hold will be placed on your student account until mandatory COVID testing is completed. Failure to comply with mandatory testing while living on-campus will result in removal from University Housing.
  • If you are returning after January 11, 2020, email housing@asu.edu with your intended return to campus date. This will ensure that your building access is not turned off, and you will need to complete COVID testing immediately upon your return to ASU.

NOT RETURNING FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER?

NOT RETURNING FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER?

Depending on your individual circumstances, you may be eligible for a License Agreement Release. Learn more about the License Agreement Release process here and submit on the Housing Portal.

If approved for a Spring 2021 License Agreement Release, you must complete your checkout no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16. (If your License Agreement Release request is not approved until after this date, you have 48 hours after receiving your approval notice email to vacate your room).

Any students who have not completely moved out and checked out by January 10, 2021 will incur Spring 2021 Housing charges on their student account.

To complete a checkout, you must:

  • Move all personal belongings out of your room.
  • Clean your living space.
  • Returning your room key(s) and check out at your residence hall front desk.
  • Returning your UPS mailbox key to the UPS store location that corresponds with your mailbox (if applicable).

All approved License Agreement Release requests will have a $500 fee. Spring 2021 Housing charges are only prorated for completed License Agreement Release requests that are approved on or before February 11, 2021.

 

FAMILY HOUSING RESIDENTS AT THE POLYTECHNIC CAMPUS

FAMILY HOUSING RESIDENTS AT THE POLYTECHNIC CAMPUS

You are not required to complete any steps to remain in your residence for the winter break.

If you are not intending on returning, families will need to complete the License Agreement Release online through the Housing Portal.