Break Housing

Needing to stay during a break period? We've got you covered.

Short Breaks

Students staying for Fall, Thanksgiving, Easter, or Spring Breaks are welcome to stay for the entire break period at no extra cost. During these breaks, Dining Services, and other campus offices may be closed. Please plan ahead to make sure all of your needs are taken care of. 

 Summer Break

Summer housing is located at McKendree West and will be available May - August for $15 a day.

Summer Housing Application



Students must meet ALL of the following qualifications to be approved for summer housing:

  1. Have a zero balance with McKendree University prior to April 30, 2021;
  2. Be registered at McKendree University for a minimum of 12 credit hours for the following fall semester prior to April 30, 2021 unless graduating in July/August;
  3. Have either lived in McKendree University housing in Spring 2021 or have a placement in housing for the Fall 2021 semester; and
  4. Be in good judicial standing - students with a housing restriction, suspension, or eviction will not be permitted to live in summer housing. Students on probation will be approved at the discretion of the Office of Residence Life.

Due to COVID-19, additional qualifications may be implemented to prevent the spread of contagion.


Students must meet at least one of the follow reasons to be eligible to stay in summer housing:

  1. Involved in University activities which require proximity (not employment)
  2. Enrolled in summer classes at McKendree University or cooperative program
  3. Registered for an internship through McKendree University's Office of Career Services
  4. Employed on campus or off campus within 30 miles
  5. Maintain international status through the Office of International Student Services

Due to COVID-19, additional eligibility restrictions may be implemented to prevent the spread of contagion.


The Summer Housing rate is a flat $15 per day rate.

COVID-19 Testing 

To enable McKendree University residents to continue their academic progress and engage in campus life within a safe and healthy environment over the summer, all residential students checking in to summer housing will be required to either

          • receive a negative COVID-19 test result within 72-hours of your check-in date or
          • provide a copy of your completed vaccination card.

Documentation of either a negative test result or completed vaccination can be sent to Lesa Auten of Health Services at lmauten@mckendree.eduYou may also provide a copy to the Residence Life staff when you check in and they will deliver the paperwork for you.

Testing Options:

          • Residential students can be tested on campus with the Athletic Training Department Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, except during holidays.  The cost is $10.
          • Illinois Department of Public Health and the St. Clair County Health Department provide free testing throughout the area. The St. Clair Square Mall at 134 St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights site is the closest in proximity to the McKendree Lebanon campus.
          • Contact your health care provider or schedule a test at a local pharmacy.  Many pharmacies provide free testing options such as:
            1. Walgreens
            2. Walmart through Quest Diagnostics

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us and let us know.


Friday, May 7, 2021, at 12:00 PM


All Residence Hall Close except for students registered for Summer Housing

Friday, May 14, 2021, from 8:00 AM - 5:00PM


Students approved for Summer Housing can collect Summer Housing keys & begin moving in to their Summer Housing assignment

Monday, May 17, 2021, by 5:00 PM


Summer Housing students must complete their move to Summer Housing & check out of their Spring assignment

Friday, July 30, 2021 from 8:00 AM - 5:00PM


Summer Housing students can collect their keys for their fall assignment & begin moving in to their belongings

Monday, August 2, 2021 by 5:00PM


Summer Housing students must have their move to their fall assignment completed & have checked out of their Summer Housing assignment

Winter Break

Students needing to stay for the Winter Break are welcome to stay for the entire break period at no extra cost. However, students must sign-up to be approved to stay during the winter break. In addition, Dining Services and other campus offices may be closed during the break period.  However, when Dining Services are open, a Winter Break Meal Plan can be implemented and students will receive notification of the cost for that plan in emails and on the Winter Break registration forms.  Students should plan ahead to make sure all of their needs will be taken care of over the entire break.

Winter Stay Request

 This form is currently CLOSED and will open in November.