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Fall & Winter Break FAQ

FAQs

Staying For Fall Break

Will I lose door access during Fall Break?

Door Access does not change over break – residents may come and go to their assigned spaces throughout break.

Fall Dining Service and Meals

Starting November 20th-December 18th, dining services hours will be adjusted, visit Boise State Campus Dish for hours of operation, locations, menus and updates.

November 21 – 28 Boise River Cafe will be closed.  SouthFork Market will serve brunch and dinner each day, and a special Thanksgiving feast on November 26. You’ll need to make reservations for each meal during the week.

The on Campus Food Pantry  is a place for ALL students who need access to food and hygiene products. Simply bring your student ID number to the Campus School and they will assist you in selecting whatever it is you need. There will also be limited hours for the breaks.

Free Thanksgiving Meal Kit can be requested through the Thanksgiving Meal Kit Request Form

Delivery will be on November 20.

Will there by on-call support?

Our Resident Assistants (RAs) are on-call 24/7 to respond to incidents on campus. On-call RAs phone numbers are specific to each community. Connect with your RA or Resident Director to get that information.

For emergencies call Campus security- 426-6911 or 911.

Are front desks going to remain open?

All front desk will remain open during Fall Break.

Our hours will adjust Fri. November 20th- December 18th 9am – 7pm.

Can I still receive mail and packages?

Mail and packages deliver will not be affected during Fall Break and will remain at the front desks.

What is the guest policy?

Due to COVID-19, non-resident guests are prohibited from Boise State Housing and Residence Life halls and apartments, including residents of other buildings and family members, pending further evaluation.

Overnight guests are not permitted.

Leaving For Fall Break

What do I need to do before I go?

If you are only departing for Fall Break, Nov. 23-29th don’t forget to take the following precautions:

  • Take out your trash
  • The refrigerator is plugged in and closed all the way
  • Close your windows
  • Set your room temperature to 72* or medium heat
  • Lock your door

Will there be room checks during break?

Residence Life staff will not be entering rooms during Fall Break, unless the all the residents in the rooms have left for Winter Break.

Returning After Fall Break

What do I need to do if I am coming back to campus after leaving for fall break?

Residents who return to their on-campus housing after fall break will be required to report for on-campus testing to occur Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 by appointment. Residents will be required to report for repeat testing the following week to determine whether or not they have an active COVID infection. Residents may continue to go about their normal campus activities with an abundance of caution, observing all health and safety protocols and monitoring themselves for COVID symptoms until receiving test results.

Staying For Winter Break

Will I lost door access during Winter Break?

Door Access does not change over break – residents may come and go to their assigned spaces throughout break.

Dining Services and Meals

Starting November 20th-December 18th, dining services hours will be adjusted, visit Boise State Campus Dish for hours of operation, locations, menus and updates.

November 29 – December 18 Boise River Cafe will be the only dining hall open through the end of the semester.

Dec. 19-Jan.8th on-campus dining will be closed until Spring term begins on Jan. 9th.

The on Campus Food Pantry  is a place for ALL students who need access to food and hygiene products. Simply bring your student ID number to the Campus School and they will assist you in selecting whatever it is you need. There will also be limited hours for the breaks.

Will there by on-call support?

Our Resident Assistants (RAs) are on-call 24/7 to respond to incidents on campus. On-call RAs phone numbers are specific to each community. Connect with your RA or Resident Director to get that information.

For emergencies call Campus security- 426-6911 or 911.

Are front desks going to remain open?

Our front desk will be limited in hours and locations.

Can I still receive mail and packages?

More information to come about mail and packages for winter break.

24 Hours Quiet Hours

Started on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10:00 PM.

  • Please show consideration for those around you by keeping the noise level to a minimum.
  • 24 hour courtesy hours are in effect at all times.

Additional Resources

Leaving For Winter Break

What do I need to do before I go?

If you are planning on leaving for Winter Break, Dec.19-Jan.10th for any significant time. The following precautions must be taken to ensure the safety and security of our buildings.

  • Take out your trash
  • Refrigerator is plugged in and closed all the way
  • Close your windows
  • Set your room temperature to 72* or medium heat
  • Lock your door

Download this Winter Break Preparation Checklist, return to your Resident Assistant.

Will there be room checks during break?

Residence Life staff will be entering all unoccupied residential spaces to ensure that health and safety standards are met and that our buildings are prepared for winter weather over the break.

Our staff will be checking on the following safety measures:

  • Refrigerator is plugged in and closed all the way
  • Close your windows
  • Set your room temperature to 72* or medium heat

Community Standards and Student Code of Conduct

While in doing Winter Break checks if Residence Life staff comes across violations of the Student Code of Conduct or Community Standards may result in an administrative hearing with Dean of Students or Residence Life staff.  You will be contacted via your Boise State email if you are documented for any alleged violations.

I’ve decided to move out. What do I need to do?

How do I properly check out of my fall assignment if I won’t be back in the spring?

Remember, your license agreement is for the entire year, and residents are obligated to that agreement unless you have been granted a release due to a “qualifying event”. If you are leaving at the semester, we will be using an Express Check-Outs process to accommodate students and reduce the risk and spread of COVID.  Please go to Express Check-Out to find out the specific details.

Fall and Winter Break Information

If you are choosing to stay on campus, please read through our break information to be prepared for your stay with us.

Fall Break Dates: Monday, November 23rd- Sunday, November 29th.

Winter Break Dates: Saturday, December 19th-Sunday, January 10th.