Students may register to stay during any portion of Thanksgiving and/or spring break.  Residence halls close during the semester break.  Students who need to stay over semester break must email housing@nmu.edu to request special permission to stay.  Your email must explain your reasoning to stay and those approved will be charged a semester break housing rate.

On-campus apartment residents are not required to register and are permitted to stay in their apartment during these breaks for no charge.

2022 Semester Break links will be updated and activated at the end of October

Break Details

Students staying for any portion during Thanksgiving Break, or plan to return to their room prior to Sunday morning, must register online via the housing portal. Once you register (you will receive a confirmation email message), your NMU ID card will be activated for door access to your residence hall only. Lobby access will be determined by the hours it is staffed. Information about when to register will be provided by the residence hall staff at the appropriate time.

Only students who have registered to stay any part of or all of the break will be able to access the residence halls.  

  • Dining: Hours/options are limited during this break.

  • Routine Maintenance Inspections: All residence hall rooms that do not have a student registered to stay will be inspected by residence hall staff at the beginning of break.

  • Security:  Residents who are approved to stay for the break are expected to help with hall security by making sure the doors are secured when entering or leaving their building.

  • Guests: Guests, including students from other residence halls, are prohibited in the residence halls during the designated break period.

  • Residence Hall Staff: Residence Hall Staff will be available 24 hours a day. The name of the person on duty will be posted in your hall near your resident director's office and on the RA bulletin boards.

If semester break housing is needed, please complete the Request for Semester Break Housing application, which is available in the housing portal.  If approved, students will receive a confirmation email, their NMU ID card will be activated for residence hall door access, and the appropriate charge will be placed on the student account.  

Only students who have been approved to stay over break will be able to access their residence hall. 

  • Rates: Due to limited staffing during Semester Break, students need to sign up for two-week increments with rates corresponding to their assigned room type. In other words, students will be charged for the entire two-week block for which they sign up regardless of day of arrival and/or departure. Spooner residents must also complete and submit the request form, but there is no additional charge.

  • Dining: Meal plans do not work during this time and dining options/times are limited when the university is open.

  • Routine Maintenance Inspections: All residence hall rooms that do not have someone registered to stay will be inspected by residence hall staff at the beginning of break.

  • Security:  Residents who are approved to stay for the break are expected to help with hall security by making sure the doors are secured when entering or leaving their building.  All exterior doors will be locked for the duration of breaks.

  • Guests: Guests, including students from other residence halls, are prohibited in the residence halls during the designated break period.

  • Residence Hall Staff: Residence Hall Staff will be available 24 hours a day. The name of the person on duty will be posted in your hall near your resident director's office and on the RA bulletin boards.

  • If you're no longer attending NMU:  Please let us know in writing (email housing@nmu.edu) at your earliest convenience.  You will need to make special arrangements 48 hours in advance to schedule a check-out time, obtain access to your building and gather your belongings. 

Students staying for any portion during Spring Break, or plan to return to their room prior to Sunday morning, must register by clicking Spring Break Housing Registration above. Once you register (you will receive a confirmation email message), your NMU ID card will be activated for door access to your residence hall only. Lobby access will be determined by the hours it is staffed. Information about when to register will be provided by the residence hall staff at the appropriate time.

Only students who have registered to stay any part of or all of the break will be able to access the residence halls.  

  • Dining: Hours/options are limited during this break.

  • Routine Maintenance Inspections: All residence hall rooms that do not have a student registered to stay will be inspected by residence hall staff at the beginning of break.

  • Security:  Residents who are approved to stay for the break are expected to help with hall security by making sure the doors are secured when entering or leaving their building.

  • Guests: Guests, including students from other residence halls, are prohibited in the residence halls during the designated break period.

  • Residence Hall Staff: Residence Hall Staff will be available 24 hours a day. The name of the person on duty will be posted in your hall near your resident director's office and on the RA bulletin boards.