Break Housing | Capital University


Break Housing

  • Break Housing

    Break Housing Agreement & Application

    Requests for break housing must be completed by the deadlines as outlined below. There will be no exceptions made after this deadline. Approved break housing applicants are subject to a daily fee of $15 (this will appear as early/break housing fee on your ebill). This fee will be applied from the first evening that the Residence Halls close through the first day that students are permitted to return to the residence halls. 

    PLEASE NOTE: If the student is on campus at the request of a department, the fee will be paid by the student or by the department. Students are encouraged to clarify the expectations for the break housing fee payment prior to making a commitment to return to campus early.   


    Application Deadlines

    Extended Stay/Summer Housing
    Application Due: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 12pm
    Residence Halls Close: May 2, 2017 @ 9pm
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    Thanksgiving Break
    Application Due: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 @ 12pm
    Residence Halls Close: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 9pm
    Residence Halls Open: Sunday, November 26, 2017 @ 8am

    Winter Break
    Application Due: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12pm
    Residence Halls Close: Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 9pm
    Residence Halls Open: Sunday, January 7, 2017 @ 8am

    Spring Break
    Application Due: Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 12pm
    Residence Halls Close: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 9pm
    Residence Halls Open: Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ 8am

    Easter Break
    Application Due: Wednesday, March 15, 2018 @ 12pm
    Residence Halls Close: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 9pm
    Residence Halls Open: Sunday, April 1, 2018 @ 8am


    Please review the following policies and statements of responsibility.  In addition to the following guidelines for eligibility, students who are requesting Break Housing must have no record of serious (alcohol or substance abuse, residence hall or conduct probation, vandalism, security or safety violations etc.) conduct violations within the past 2 semesters. Such violations will result in the immediate denial of your application.

    If you are remaining on campus for participation with a campus organization, athletic group, or other approved group you do not need to complete this online form. Your coach/advisor/supervisor will be asked to provide us with a list of students needing Break Housing in advance of the deadline.

    The following eligibility guidelines apply:

    1. Must be a participant in a university-sponsored activity such as athletics or student activities, etc. If you are an athlete, your coach will submit a roster to the ORCL. No further documentation is needed.
    2. Must have permanent residency more than 60 miles from Capital University and have a work study job at the University and/or a job off campus. Documented proof of employment will be REQUIRED. Acceptable documented proof is a letter from your employer on company letterhead including a contact name, phone number, and the dates that the student is required to work. If this is not provided the student will not permitted to stay in break housing. Verification must be received by break housing application deadline in order for your application to be processed.
    3. Must reside out of state or outside the United States.  

    Break Housing Policies and Procedures

    PLEASE NOTE: If the student is on campus at the request of a department, the fee will be paid by the student or by the department. Students are encouraged to clarify the expectations for the break housing fee payment prior to making a commitment to stay for a break.

    1. The exterior doors of the residence halls will be locked at all times. Students will only be able to access their residence hall room through the front door of the building.
    2. It is the student's responsibility to check each door that he or she uses to ensure that it is locked and closed tightly. Residence halls will be electronically monitored. Students must not prop open doors, give his or her ID to another person, or allow access to any unauthorized person. Please report any security or other problem(s) to Public Safety immediately (236-6666).
    3. You are encouraged to exercise care and caution during breaks. More importantly, please report any suspicious individual to Public Safety (236-6666) or the Bexley Police (239-8881). Public Safety Officers will patrol inside buildings on a regular schedule during breaks. A list of students authorized to stay in residence halls during break is provided to Public Safety. Any unauthorized student will be asked to leave the building and referred for a break housing violation to the Director of Residence Life and Housing.
    4. Lobby desk staffing and the Campus Health Services are not provided during breaks. Common areas will be cleaned by custodial staff. There will be Residence Life Staff on-call for emergency issues ONLY.
    5. If requested by any university official (including RA's), you will comply in accordance with the Student Handbook. No one is permitted in the residence halls during break except those students whose application has been approved. No visitation by anyone (other than immediate family) is permitted during break. The Capital University Apartments, Capital Commons, and Sheridan Avenue Apartments are exceptions to this policy. If you allow an unauthorized person access to the residence halls your break housing privileges will be revoked immediately.
    6. The housekeeping staff will be cleaning the residence halls, and as such there might be temporary inconveniences. Residents are encouraged not to interfere with their cleaning process.
    7. Facilities and other university officials may have to enter my room for maintenance or other necessary up-keep of the residence halls.
    8. All University policies are in effect over the break.

    Violation of the above policies and procedures, other applicable university policies, and local, state, and federal laws during breaks are subject to immediate revocation of the privilege of being in the residence hall during break, double fines, and other sanctions as appropriate.