You can certainly choose to enjoy your semester break at home or traveling, but we are an option as well. Housing is available on a limited basis during the January session. Any current resident can apply to remain in the residence hall during January session.
Interested in January Housing?
All residents must apply and be approved in order to stay in January housing. Come to the Office of Residence Life on the 8th floor of the Main building to pick up an application.
To be approved for January Housing:
- You must be registered for full-time status for the Spring semester.
- A copy of your Spring semester schedule must be submitted with your application.
- If you are on Conduct Probation, you need to submit a Special Petition Form and meet with the Director or the Assistant Director of Residence Life prior to submitting this form.
Apply on or before December 5: $150 Early Bird rate for the session
Apply after December 5: $250 Regular Rate for the session
Should you withdraw from the January term on or before January 5, there is a 50% penalty fee. If you withdraw from the January term after January 5, there is no refund of the January housing fee.
November 12 January applications available in the Office of Residence Life
December 5 Final day to receive early bird fee of $150 for January Session
December 6 January Session cost increases to $250
December 9 Residence Life notifies residents if approved for January Session
December 18 All Residence Halls close at noon
January 4, 2015 Approved January Residents can return to the residence halls at noon
January 5 First day of January Session classes
January 29 Residence Halls open for Spring semester at 9 am
January 30 January Session ends
During the January session, students may have three (3) overnight guests. Students must submit the overnight guest form as well as have emailed approval from their roommates’ MMC email account giving permission for the overnight guest.
Current residents of the building may not be a day or overnight guest during the January session, and may not return to the hall to access their room or mailbox during the break; however, all residents may sign up for January session if they wish to access the hall.
With the exception of the modified guest policy, all other Residence Life policies remain in effect.
We also want to make sure you are provided with adequate meals and that you eat during
this down-time! We invite January residents to use the remainder of their fall Dining Dollars during the January term. Spring Dining Dollars are not active until the first day of the spring semester.
Please note that dining locations may have modified hours during the January session due to lower demand.
If you would like to add money to your Dining Dollars for the January term, please do so at the Center for Student Services.
55th Street Renovations
If you live on floors 4, 5, or 6 at 55th Street:
We are excited to announce your bathrooms will be renovated over Winter/January Break! A significant amount of work will be completed before your return on January 4; however, you will not have full access to your bathroom until January 16 at the latest. There are many steps to this renovation, and you will have access to your shower at the end of each day. Unfortunately, the sink and toilet are the final items to be installed, so you will need to use the kitchen sink for brushing teeth or washing hands. For a toilet, you can use the facilities in the lobby or another apartment until your renovation is complete. We are working to identify rooms you will be able to access during the break, but we do suggest you identify friends who are willing to share their bathrooms with you (you can do so on the reverse side of the January Housing form).
We fully understand this is an inconvenience, but there is little time during the year when we can make these significant improvements to 55th Street. Since there will be vendors in your apartment, please remember to secure all valuables in your locked bedroom prior to leaving for break, and daily upon your return.