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 for a shared bedroom.

Summer Housing Application

The form is currently closed until April.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

          • Have a zero balance with McKendree University prior to May 5.
          • Be registered at McKendree University for a minimum of 12 credit hours for the following fall semester prior to May 5 unless graduating in July/August.
              • Exception: The student is enrolled in summer classes at McKendree University or cooperative program
          • Have either lived in McKendree University housing in Spring 2022 or have a placement in housing for the Fall 2023 semester.
          • Be in good judicial standing - students with a hold, probation, suspension, or expulsion will not be permitted to live in summer housing.
              • Students with a hold or who are on probation can be approved at the discretion of the Director or Assistant Director of Residence Life.

ELIGIBILITY

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

        • Enrolled in summer classes at McKendree University or cooperative program
        • Registered for an internship through McKendree University's Office of Career Services
        • Employed on campus or off campus within 30 miles
        • Involved in University activities which require proximity to campus (not employment)
        • Maintain international status through the Office of International Student Services
        • Lacks or is at imminent risk of lacking a fixed, regular, and nighttime residence

RATES

The Summer Housing rate is a flat $15 per day for a shared bedroom.  There are no single rooms available for the Summer of 2023 except for those students with a medical accommodation.

When Dining Services are open in August, a Early Arrival Meal Plan will be implemented and students will receive notification of the cost for that plan via email and on the Summer Housing and Early Arrival registration forms. 

 

SUMMER HOUSING SCHEDULE

Students are expected to know all dates and make appropriate arrangements to accommodate the schedule below.  Personal requests for vacations, etc. will not be accommodated.

Friday, May 12, 2023, at 5:00 PM

All Residence Hall Close except for students registered for Summer Housing



Friday, May 19, 2023, from 9:00 AM - 5:00PM

Residents on main campus start the transition to the West Apartments for Summer Housing and as many West residents transition to their summer placement as possible depending on the custodial staff’s progression. Staff are available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at McK West Clubhouse on Friday to provide and collect keys. Outside of those times residents will need to contact the Resident Assistant on duty at 618-975-4386.

Note: Due to the Summer Conferences and Camps schedule, some residents may be required to move earlier or later and will be notified via email if this is necessary.



Monday, May 22, 2023, by 12:00 PM

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



Friday, July 21, 2023 from 8:00 AM - 5:00PM

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

Note: Due to the Early Arrival and Fall Athletics schedule, some residents may be required to move earlier or later and will be notified via email if this is necessary.



Monday, July 24, 2023 by 5:00PM

Summer Housing students must have their move to their fall assignment completed & have checked out of their Summer Housing assignment, unless other arrangements have been made with the Office of Residence Life.

 


Winter Break

Students needing to stay for the Winter Break are welcome to apply to stay for part of or the entire break period. Students must sign-up to be approved to stay during the winter break. In addition, several campus offices may be closed during the break period.  Students should plan ahead to make sure all of their needs will be taken care of over the entire break

Winter Stay Request

The form is currently closed until November.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

          • Be registered at McKendree University for a minimum of 12 credit hours for the Spring semester prior to December 1.
          • Have a placement in McKendree University housing for the Spring 2023 semester.
          • Be in good judicial standing - students with a hold, probation, suspension, or expulsion will not be permitted to live in winter break housing without special permission.
              • Students with a hold or who are on probation can be approved at the discretion of the Director or Assistant Director of Residence Life.

ELIGIBILITY

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

            • Involved in University activities which require proximity
            • Enrolled in winter break classes at McKendree University or cooperative program
            • Registered for an internship through McKendree University's Office of Career Services
            • Employed on campus or off campus within 30 miles
            • Maintain international status through the Office of International Student Services
            • Participate as part of an Athletic Team Requirement
            • Lacks or is at imminent risk of lacking a fixed, regular, and nighttime residence.

RATES

The Winter Housing rate is a flat $25 per day rate.

When Dining Services are open, a Winter Break Meal Plan will be implemented and students will receive notification of the cost for that plan in emails and on the Winter Break registration form.  

 

WINTER BREAK HOUSING SCHEDULE

Friday, December 8, 2023,  at 12:00 PM

All Residence Hall Close except for students registered for Winter Break Housing



Thursday, December 21, 2023, at 5:00 PM

The Office of Residence Life is closed and the only available method of getting assistance is by calling the RA on Duty at 618-975-4386 or Public Safety at 618-537-6911.



Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at 8:00 AM

The Office of Residence Life is opening and regular business hours commence.



Friday, January 12, 2024 at 12:00 PM

Winter Break Housing ends and housing for the Spring semester begins at noon.