Winter Break & Summer Housing

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Winter Break and Summer Housing options are available to currently enrolled DU students eligible to remain on campus during those periods. The following sections highlight everything you need to know if you are considering staying on-campus for winter break or during the summer.

Students must apply for winter break or summer housing in their Housing Portal before receiving a summer housing assignment or approval to remain on campus during winter break.

  • Important Summer Housing Dates
    April 24, 2024 Summer Housing Application becomes available.
    May 22, 2024 Priority Deadline for Summer Housing Applications.
    May 28, 2024 Summer housing assignments released.

About Winter Break and Summer Housing

Winter Break Housing

Winter Break Housing is available for current residents taking winter break courses or having obligations at DU over break, such as internships, jobs, being a part of an athletic team, or DU is their permanent address.

During winter break, students can also purchase a meal plan.

Students new to DU beginning the winter quarter or students not returning for the winter quarter are not eligible for Winter Break Housing.

Summer Housing

Summer Housing is available for DU students who will be involved in summer courses, have DU obligations on campus (internship, jobs, athletic team, etc.), or DU is the permanent address.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Winter Break Housing

    Read more about housing during winter break.

    How do I request Winter Break Housing?

    Residents must submit a request for winter break housing via the Housing Portal. Residents approved for winter break housing will remain in their current housing assignments. Residents not approved to remain on campus during winter break will not have access to any residential building during this period.


    How much does Winter Break Housing cost?

    Residents staying on-campus during Winter Break will be charged a flat Winter Break Housing fee of $1730. This fee covers the entire winter break period. It would only be reduced/pro-rated if a resident fully checks out of their housing assignment and submits a Contract Breakage Request before January 7, 2024. This amounts to approximately $39 per night. This includes students who live in an apartment.


    Is there any financial support if I cannot afford winter break housing?

    ​​​​​Yes. In the Winter Break Application, you can indicate that you have financial need, and you can apply for a Winter Break Fee Reduction or Waiver. You must upload documentation from Financial Aid that supports your financial need.


    What happens if I only need housing for a portion of winter break?

    ​​​​​You will still be initially charged the $1730 Winter Break Housing fee, but you can submit a Winter Break Contract Breakage Housing Request when you have left for the remainder of the break. Your fee will then be prorated, or adjusted for the time you stayed to when you submitted your Contract Breakage Request. You will then be prorated (charged a nightly rate) through the date you submit your breakage request.

    Once you submit your breakage request, you will lose access to your building, so you should submit your breakage request as you leave.


    What if I miss the deadline to request winter break housing?

    You can still submit a request, but you will be assessed a $50 late fee. It may take up to 72 hours before your request is reviewed.


    What happens if my winter break housing request is not approved?

    ​​​​​Students not approved for winter break housing must move out at the end of the fall quarter.


    Do I have to move rooms if I am staying over winter break?

    ​​​​No! Students approved for Winter Break Housing will stay in their current assignment.


    Do I have to remove my belongings if I am not staying for winter break?

    ​​​​It depends. If you return for the winter quarter, you do not need to remove your belongings for Winter Break. Please be sure to take any belongings that you may need for the Break. You must remove your belongings if you are not returning for the winter quarter. 


    Will I be able to have guests during winter break?

    It depends. You cannot have guests not a part of the DU community or students who haven't been approved for winter break housing.


    Will there be food options during winter break?

    Most dining facilities are closed during winter break. Residents will have access to a community kitchen.


    Can I get mail over winter break?

    We often see delivery issues during winter break and strongly encourage students not to ship packages or mail. If we do receive packages, students will receive a notification. DU and HRE are not responsible for packages not received.

  • Summer Housing

    Read more about housing during the summer.

    What are summer housing options?

    We are still finalizing our summer housing options! Once this information becomes available, it will be updated here.


    How much does summer housing cost?

    Summer housing rates are initially charged for the full summer. However, if a student chooses to move out before the end of the summer quarter, their housing costs will be prorated based on their check-out dates. Students must fully vacate their housing assignment and turn in their keys to be considered "checked out."

    We are still finalizing our summer housing rates! Once this information becomes available, it will be updated here.


    When do I move into my summer assignment if I currently live on campus and need to move into my summer housing assignment?

    Students living on campus can stay in their current assignment until their summer assignment is available but must submit a move-out extension request in their Housing Portal when it becomes available. Our team will share specific move-in details when summer housing assignments are communicated to each student. There is no additional cost during this period.


    When do I move into my fall assignment following summer housing?

    Students with an assignment for the fall quarter may move into their fall assignments early but are charged a transition fee. This fee is not reduced, even if a student is not present for each day during this transition period or moves to their fall assignment early.

    Students without an assignment for the fall quarter or not participating in the summer-to-fall transition process must move out.