Housing During Breaks
Thanksgiving & December Recess and Mid-semester Break
All residence halls remain open for the November and March break periods. Meals are not served and minimal levels of campus services are available. Creighton Hall is the one hall open for December break and is only open for domestic and international students whose permanent address is abroad. Mexico and Canada are not considered abroad and students from those areas are not eligible to stay for December break. Safford Hall will be used if overflow housing is needed over December break. Creighton Hall residents who do not meet the criteria to stay for the December break will be required to lend their rooms to students who must stay, Safford Hall residents might also required to lend their rooms if overflow housing is needed. Please note that students going on leave or returning from leave are NOT eligible to stay on campus for any breaks before or after their leave. For example, if you are studying abroad in the Fall semester (August-December), you are not eligible to return to campus for the December Break or Intersession/J-Term that follow your leave and must plan to return when the halls open prior to when the Spring semester starts in January.
A limited amount of summer housing is available for current students. If summer housing is limited, preference will be given to current students who are employed at Mount Holyoke for the summer months. Students may be placed in double-occupancy rooms. Meals are not provided for summer students and they are responsible for their own meals. Students who wish to secure summer housing at the College are required to apply with the Office of Residential Life in late April; details are posted in each residence hall. Guests should be accommodated off campus. More information is available on the Summer Housing page.