Break Housing

Our Residence Halls are officially closed during Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring, and Easter breaks. However, housing will be provided for students who meet the criteria for break housing (extreme distance, academic obligations, on campus employment, in-season student athlete, student teacher, international student).  Click here for residence hall closing and opening dates/times.

It is the responsibility of each resident to plan their own travel accordingly to comply with this policy.

You may be eligible for Break Housing if you are…

  • In an academic class that ends after the residence hall closing date & time
  • An athlete on an athletic team in season
  • Student Teacher
  • International Student
  • Student whose home state is an extreme distance
  • Employed on campus (supervisor and department must be included on request)
  • Academic-based internship for credit (internship site and hours must be included on request)

How can I request Break Housing?

All requests must be submitted by logging into Residence and submitting a Break Housing Application.  Submission deadlines are listed below.  Applications will not be available after the submission deadline.  Requests received after the deadline will not be eligible for consideration.

  • Thanksgiving Break Housing Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • Winter Break Housing Application Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Spring Break Housing Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Easter Break Housing Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Submitting a request DOES NOT guarantee that your request has been approved.
The Office of Residence Life will review requests after the submission deadline.  You will receive an email via your PC email account advising you of the status of your request.

What if I live in a residence hall not open over break?

The residence halls and apartments that will be available for pre-approved residents are Fennell, McDermott, McVinney, Meagher, St. Joseph, the apartments (DiTraglia, Mal Brown, Davis, and Bedford), and the odd side of Suites Hall.

  • ​If you live on the even side of Suites Hall, Aquinas, Guzman, Cunningham, or Raymond, you will need to find housing in an alternate location. Halls that will remain open include Fennell, McDermott, McVinney, Meagher, St. Joseph, the odd side of Suites Hall, and the apartments (DiTraglia, Mal Brown, Davis, and Bedford).
  • Identify a room located in an open hall.
  • Provide all the roommate codes for the residents of that temporary location on the Break Housing Application Form in Residence.
  • Please remember that it is your responsibility to receive the combo (or door lock card access from Residence Life) to the room in which you will be temporarily housed.
  • Additionally, in submitting the form, you are accepting responsibility to leave the room as in the same condition as you found it. Any damages incurred will be your responsibility.

What is the cost for Break Housing?

There is no cost for students who have been pre-approved for break housing. Any student found to be occupying campus housing without authorization during any part of a break will be assessed a $200.00 per day penalty in addition to possible judicial sanctions.

Students are reminded…

Residents who are approved for break housing are reminded that visitation ends at midnight every night of the break, no overnight visitors are allowed — regardless of whether or not they are enrolled at Providence College. Residents are reminded that if they do not follow established procedures for this period, they could be removed from campus for the remainder of the break period. The Providence College Student Handbook applies during break/vacation housing.