• During break sessions, there are no dining plans available and dining centers are closed.
  • There may be limited service at the Au Bon Pain in Squires Student Center on a cash, credit, or Dining Dollars basis dependent on the center's schedule.
  • As this is a low-occupancy period, services will be limited. Residents are required to provide cell phone and emergency contact information as part of the registration process. Housing and Residence Life on-call resident advisors and administrators will be available to respond to situations; however, the staffing level in the buildings will be significantly reduced.
  • Residents are expected to alert Virginia Tech Police and Housing and Residence Life personnel regarding any concerns they notice.  Students should add the Virginia Tech Police non-emergency number (540)231-6411 to their cell phone directory.
  • Lock-outs:  Residents will need to contact the on-call staff which may take some time to respond, but will be handled in as quick a manner as possible.  If you are not able to reach the on-call staff, please contact the VTPD non-emergency number.
  • Residential mail and United States Postal Service packages will be available for pick-up at the Owens Hall mail center located on the basement level.  Mail will not be delivered to the area mailboxes.  Note: UPS/FedEx/DHL do not deliver to residence halls during breaks.
  • Residents are expected to maintain an emergency kit in the event of a weather related event. This would include food for several meals in case travel is difficult.
  • During the breaks, the University may interrupt electrical power and water supplies to affect repairs or system updates during a low-occupancy period. To the extent possible, Housing and Residence Life will advocate for limited interruptions to residential buildings and notify students when possible of an impending interruption.
  • All University and Housing and Residence Life rules and policies are in effect during the break period.
  • Anyone found living in the residence halls during break that is not a resident or registered guest will be treated as a trespasser. He/She can be asked to leave immediately and will be escorted by police, if necessary. 
  • For Winter Academic Session Housing, please see specific dates/arrival times.  Enrollment in Winter Session classes is required.  Please see additional criteria under that specific program.