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Break Housing & Storage

Break Housing

Students who wish to stay on campus for vacation must complete a break housing request form. The form is a contractual agreement between the permanent residents of the room and the vacation occupant. This is to ensure that all involved parties are in agreement with the conditions of occupying the room during break.

Front door OneCard access will change on all houses for breaks. OneCard house access turns off at 10am on the day break starts and OneCard house access will turn on at 1pm the day break ends. If you have completed a Thanksgiving or Spring Break Housing request and have been approved to stay, you will have access to the house you are staying in during the break. The cost for Thanksgiving break 2017 is $40, and the cost for spring break 2018 will be $80. Students have the option to apply for aid on the request form.

Available Housing

Click here to view which houses are open during different break periods.

ThanksgivingWinterSpringYear Round
150 Elm Street
44 Green Street
54 Green Street
Albright House
Baldwin House
Capen House
Chapin House
Chase House
Comstock House
Conway House
Cushing House
Cutter House
Duckett House
Emerson House
Friedman Complex
Gardiner House
Gillett House
Haven House
Hopkins House
Hubbard House
Jordan House
King House
Lamont House
Lawrence House
Morris House
Morrow House
Northrop House
Park Annex
Park House
Parsons Annex
Parsons House
Scales House
Sessions Annex
Sessions House
Talbot House
Tenney House
Tyler House
Washburn House
Wesley House
Wilder House
Wilson House
Ziskind House

Fall Break

All houses are open for fall break. You do not need to apply to stay in housing during fall break.

Thanksgiving Break

For Thanksgiving 2017, the college made the decision to allow students to sign up and stay in their regular houses. Students must still complete the form and pay the fee to gain appropriate OneCard access and remain during Thanksgiving break.

Winter Break

All houses, including Friedman Apartments, close for a 12 day period between late December and early January (most recently, December 23-January 2). Winter break housing is only available to you if your permanent address is an address outside of the United States. International students can find more information on the Office of International Students and Scholars website.

Spring Break

Only certain houses remain open during spring break. Please open up the break housing grid (above) to confirm which houses will be open for Spring 2018. If your house is not open and you need to stay during the break, you will need to make arrangements with friends or other students in the houses that are open to stay in their room and to obtain their key. All students who remain on campus during spring break will be charged the same spring break housing fee ($80).


Housing Cost

The cost of break housing is different for each break. The cost will be added to your student account after break. There is financial assistance to those who qualify, which will be based on your financial aid package. If there are extenuating circumstances that are not reflected in your financial aid package, please schedule an appointment by emailing reslife@smith.edu.

Break Keys

OneCards will be used to access the front door. You are responsible for keys borrowed for break. Lost break keys result in the usual key charges of $110 ($50 for a core replacement, $30 for a replacement key, $30 for a replacement tag key). Don't forget that if you lose the key for a double room, you also have to pay the cost of the roommate's replacement key (an additional $30, for a total of $140).