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Winter Break Housing

Room-only-interim housing is available to students wishing to stay during the winter break for an additional charge, as contracted room and board charges do not cover this scheduled vacation period (with the exception of University Residences apartments).

Pre-registration is required for anyone staying over break, regardless of location.

Interim housing is not available to students who are graduating in December or not returning in the spring. 


Winter Break Contract Details

Dates of Contract  December 18, 2023 - January 2, 2024
Housing Cost  $500
Deadline to Sign Contract  Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Deadline to Cancel With Refund  Friday, December 1, 2023

Behavioral guidelines will be the same as during the academic semester.

Registration constitutes binding acceptance of the interim housing agreement. The student acknowledges they will be billed (when applicable) for the entire winter break when the registration form is completed and terms and conditions are accepted. Billing will not be prorated for students who do not stay the entire winter break. Students will see this additional charge on their MyPurdue account in January.

The registration form will be available beginning on or around November 15 at 12:00 noon. Please visit the  housing portal to register. 

For questions, please call the Central Assignments Office at (765) 494-1000 during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST) or send us an email at