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General Information

All residence halls close over the Winter Break beginning on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.  Students must vacate their housing assignment twenty-four hours after their last final examination or by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.  Before leaving for break, students must complete the break checklist posted on their residence hall room doors.  All rooms will be entered for health and safety inspections and to ensure the checklist has been completed; fines will be issued for noncompliance.

While BSU’s residence halls are closed during the Winter Break, housing is available for approved students on certain days when the campus is open.  The cost for ALL students is $25 per night.  Please note that dining services may be unavailable at certain days and times over the Winter Break.  Students who need to stay during a break period must request break housing and be approved by 4:00 pm on November 13, 2023.  Late applications many not be accepted; and if accepted, students will incur a $25 late application fee.

Winter Break 2023 – Housing

Prior to any given break, students will receive a “Closing Notice” outlining important information regarding the residence halls closing. During break periods:

  • Residents must leave within 24 hours after their last final examination, unless they have applied and been approved for break housing.
  • Because of limited staffing and few students allowed on campus, some services are unavailable or limited.
  • Students can leave personal belongings in their residence hall room.
  • Access will be limited to those approved for break housing; residents may only have access to their residence hall during this time.
  • Students are required to apply for break housing to remain in on-campus housing.
  • Visitors and Overnight Guests are not permitted, due to safety and security reasons.
  • Break housing is limited to students who have a mandated academic or athletic requirement. 

Winter Break 2023 – Schedule

  • Bluefield State University is closed at 4:00 pm on December 22, 2023 until 8:00 am on January 2, 2024.  No student housing will be available at this time.
  • Break housing will be available on a daily basis from 11/22/23 – 12/22/23 and also from 1/2/24 – 1/6/24 for approved students.
  • During the Winter Break period there will be limited services available including dining, transportation, and staffing.
  • The first day of classes for the Spring Semester is Monday, January 8, 2024.