Staying here for Thanksgiving Break? Don’t forget to request Break Housing!

Residence Halls will close at 10am on Wednesday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving Break and will reopen on Sunday, November 27th at 2pm.  For those students who will not be leaving for Thanksgiving break due to work obligations, athletic competitions, or the distance being too far, Boland, Xavier, Ora, and Turrell are available for break housing.

Students who need break housing must apply for break housing through the application in their housing profile which will be available November 1st-November 15th at noon. If you do not live in Boland, Xavier, Turrell, or Ora, you must find a friend who will allow you to use their room during break.   Approvals for break housing will be sent via email by November 16th.

If you’re staying in a friend’s room for the break, it is your responsibility to get their key from them before they leave for break. Remember: break housing is a privilege and you are responsible for any damage or theft that occurs from your break housing room during the duration of your stay.

Please keep in mind that SHUFly Shuttle and SAFERide will not operate during break and that campus dining options will be limited.

If you are leaving for Thanksgiving break, please unplug everything, close your window shades, remember to pack everything you’ll need for the break (including medications and homework materials), and plan to be out of your room no later than 10am on Wednesday, November 23rd.  We look forward to welcoming you back to campus on Sunday the 27th at 2pm.

Happy, safe, and delicious Thanksgiving to all of our Pirates! Safe travels to and from campus!

Break Housing Information

The break housing process at Seton Hall University has changed slightly. Please read this important information if you will need housing for any of the breaks this year.

All Residence Halls except for Xavier Hall, Turrell Manor, and Ora Manor will close on November 24, 2010 at 10:00 AM and will reopen Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 2:00 PM for Thanksgiving Break. The Break Housing sign up process has changed this year, so make sure you read this email thoroughly.

You should plan not to be on campus since we have a limited number of beds available for those seeking a room over break, therefore Break Housing Applications will only be approved for those with extenuating circumstances. Break Housing is NOT GUARANTEED and to be eligible for accommodation, you MUST follow the process and deadline schedule below, as NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.

The Break Housing Process:

  • Where to apply: Log onto PirateNet, click on the Offices and Services tab, and then click on “Access your Housing Profile.”  The Break Housing Application can be found on the sidebar of your Housing Profile.
  • Who may apply: Students who need housing for the break and have exhausted all other alternatives.
  • Who needs approval: Break Housing Applicants must receive approval from the Xavier, Ora, or Turrell Residence Hall Director (RHD) prior to break via email. If you do not reside in one of the halls which will remain open, it is YOUR responsibility to find a friend of the same gender who will allow you to use their room.  If you are denied Break Housing, you must vacate when the residence halls close.

Break Housing Due Dates:

  • Wednesday, November 3, 2010: Break Housing Application becomes available via your Housing Profile on PirateNet.
  • Friday, November 12, 2010: Break Housing Application will close. No late submissions will be accepted!
  • Monday, November 15, 2010: Break Housing Applicants without a room to stay in over break will be notified of approval status by RHD via email.
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 10:00AM: Halls (except Xavier, Ora, and Turrell) close for Thanksgiving break.  All students NOT approved, must vacate!
  • Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 2:00PM: Halls re-open. Dinner will be the first meal served.

Break Housing is NOT GUARANTEED so, please consider these back-up options prior to applying:

  • Find a friend to stay with in the local area
  • Look up hotels to stay at in the area (if we are unable to accommodate you)
  • Find alternate modes of transportation
  • Carpool with others (you can post ride requests on your FaceBook page)
  • Meet family halfway

If you have any questions about Break Housing, please email SHUHousing@shu.edu, or contact your Residence Hall Director.

Halls close for Easter break on Thurs. April 1st @ 10am

Give yourself a break!

All residence halls (except Xavier, Turrell, and Ora Manor) will close at 10am on Thursday, April 1st for Easter Break and will reopen on Monday, April 5th at 2pm. (Please note the change in dates from the magnet that was originally mailed home.)

If you require housing for any part of Winter break, you need to complete the Break Housing Questionairre located under Person Preferences on your Housing Profile on PirateNet by no later than Tuesday, March 30th.

Please note: if you live in a building that will be closed during the break, you must find someone of your same gender in one of the open buildings who will let you stay in their room during the break. Remember the earlier you register for break housing, the easier it will be for you to find someone’s room to stay in.

Filling out the Break Housing Questionnaire early and adhering to the following criteria will make your brak housing experience much easier for you. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN YOU BEING REFUSED ENTRY TO YOUR ROOM DURING THE BREAK.

– You must be the same gender as the resident you are attempting to stay with over the break.

– You may only have the number of people stay in a room over break as could live there during the year.

– Make sure to fill all fields in as requested. Leaving fields blank or filling out fields incorrectly may result in your application being denied.

– Make sure to get the key to the room you’ll be staying in ahead of time. The residence hall staff will not be issuing keys to anyone who forgets to do this.

– It is your responsibility to find someone who will let you use their room. If you are having difficulty, please speak with the RHD of the buildings that will remain open for further guidance. Register early if you need help finding a host.

– The break housing questionnaire must be completed by Tuesday, March 30th. If you think there is a chacne you might want to return early, make the appropriate arrangements and complete the questionnaire.

– There is no additional charge for break housing.

For questions related to break housing, please contact any member of your residence hall staff.

Residence Halls close Sat. Dec. 19th at 5pm – Break Housing info

All residence halls (except Xavier, Turrell, and Ora Manor) will close at 5pm on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 for the Winter break and will reopen on Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at 2pm.

If you require housing for any part of Winter break, you need to complete the Break Housing Questionnaire located under Personal Preferences on your Housing Profile on PirateNet by Wednesday, December 16th, 2009. Please note: if you live in a building that will be closed during the break, you must find someone of your same gender in one of the open buildings who will let you stay in their room during the break. Remember the earlier you register for break housing, the easier it will be for you to find someone.

Filling out the Break Housing Questionnaire early and adhering to the following criteria will make your break housing experience much easier for you. Failure to do so may result in you being refused entry to your room during the break.

??? You must be the same gender as the resident you are attempting to stay with over break.

??? You may only have the number of people stay in a room over break as could live there during the year. (i.e. a double can only have 2 occupants, a triple can only have 3 occupants etc.)

??? Make sure to fill all fields in as requested. Leaving fields blank or filling out fields incorrectly may result in your application being denied.

??? Make sure that you get the key to the room you’ll be staying in ahead of time. The Hall staff will not be issuing keys to anyone who forgets to do this.

??? It is your responsibility to find someone who will let you use their room. If you are having difficulty, please speak with the RHD of the buildings that will remain open for further guidance. Register early if you need help finding a host.

??? The break housing questionnaire must be completed by Wednesday, December 16th, 2009. If you think there is a chance you might want to return early, make the appropriate arrangements and complete the questionnaire.

??? There is no additional charge for break housing.

??? For questions related to Break Housing, please contact any member of your residence hall staff.

The staff of HRL appreciates your cooperation with our break housing policies and wishes you the happiest of holiday seasons and all the best in 2010!

Why is Xavier Hall the only hall open on-campus during Easter break?

In an effort to go green and reduce energy usage, we have decided to only open Xavier Hall for on-campus break housing for this upcoming Easter break.  Ora, Turrell, and UC will still be open for registered residents to stay over break but Boland will no longer serve as a break housing space.

This decision wasn’t made in haste. Our staff conducted a survey of how many students, on average, stay in Boland Hall during breaks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring breaks.)  Our numbers showed:

  • While many students register to stay in Boland Hall during break, few actually do.  This was found out by checking the amount of card swipes for entry into Boland Hall during break housing days.
  • The number of students who stay in Boland could easily fit in Xavier Hall during the break, as the majority of Xavier residents go home for breaks.

Boland is, by far, our largest hall. By shutting it down for a few days over Easter, we can save a lot of money in electricity, heating, water, and air conditioning usage.  Not only is the money the University saves green, but the lack of energy consumption helps contribute to a greener environment as well!

So Boland residents who need break housing – go ahead over to Xavier and meet Jossie or RaeAnne.  They can help you make friends with their residents who will allow you permission to stay in their rooms.  Just don’t forget to register for break housing on your Housing Profile before halls close on April 9th @10am!