Winter Break Information

Please review the information below prior to leaving campus for the winter break. If you are planning to remain on campus for the break, you will not need to fully shut down your apartment/suite but you should still ensure your space meets health and safety guidelines especially regarding cleaning. You will also need to complete the Winter Break Check-Out Form to let us know you will be remaining on campus.

Winter Break Steps

Step 1: Complete the Winter Break Check-Out Form on the Housing Portal.

Step 2: Complete the Winter Break Closing Checklist.

(Not all items apply if you are remaining on campus during the break.)

Step 3: Place a door hanger on the exterior door when the last person leaves.

(This does not apply if you or your roommate are remaining on campus during the break.) 

Winter Break Check-Out Form

All residents need to complete a Winter Break Check-Out Form. These forms are due by December 13, 2023. Resident Assistants will be checking in with all residents to help with the completion of these forms. If unsure of the process to get to the form on Starrez, click here.

Winter Break Closing Checklist

Each apartment/suite will receive a door hanger with a checklist of tasks that need to be completed in your space before leaving for the break. Please complete all items before you leave to ensure the health and safety of the building over the break. When the last person in the apartment/suite is ready to leave, the Winter Break Closing door hanger should be placed on your exterior door with the side that says “Have a Great Break” facing outward. Please note, Housing staff will be entering all apartments/suites after residents have left to ensure they have been properly shut down. Failure to complete any of the items could result in your apartment/suite being documented and/or charged for cleaning by our staff.

Winter Break Door Hanger

  1. Wipe down and clean counters, sink, tub, shower, and toilets.
  2. Wash all dirty dishes and put them away.
  3. Return all Green To-Go containers to PK.
  4. Remove perishable items from the fridge.
  5. All trash, recycling, and compost bins have been emptied ($25 fee per bag of trash left).
  6. Floors and carpets have been cleaned. Item 6: Ensure furniture (bed, desk, dresser, etc.) is not blocking windows or pathways.
  7. Ensure furniture is not outside on balconies.
  8. Close and lock sliding doors and windows. 
  9. Turn off all lights. 
  10. Turn off all heating devices, including central heating.
  11. Unplug appliances and charging areas.
  12. Water heater and furnace closets should be empty/not used for storage (Area 1 Only).
  13. Submit maintenance requests as needed for broken furniture/appliances.
  14. Hang a door hanger on the exterior door to indicate the apartment has left for break.

COVID Safety Guidelines

For those of you who may be leaving campus for the break and traveling in between locations, we ask that you take precautions to maintain safety for yourself, your friends, your family, and your home here with us. 

We ask that all residents take the following actions to ensure their health/safety, as well as the health/safety of the Pioneer Heights Community

  • Inform University Housing if you have tested COVID positive. Stay off-campus if you have options and/or an isolation unit will be provided to you upon your return.
  • If feeling ill, take the following precautionary steps: take a COVID test, contact Student Health, keep physical distance from others, and wear a mask at all times.

Staying for the Break?

While the UHRL Office will be closed for a portion of the Winter Break, our RAs On-Duty will still be available to provide support to students staying on campus over the break. Below you will find useful information and links regarding what services will be available over the break.


Final Dining Commons meal is lunch on Friday, December 15, 2023

Click here for hours of operation for all dining for all campus venues

First Dining Commons meal for Spring 2024 will be brunch on January 7, 2024

Individuals experiencing food insecurity over the break can access

Pioneers for H.O.P.E and the food pantry by clicking here


Shuttle hours will be decreased over the break period

For the most up to date shuttle schedule click here

UHRL Office Hours

The Lassen Office will be closed to walk-ins December 18th - December 22. You can still contact the UHRL office

Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM via phone, 510-885-7444 during this period

The mailroom will have limited hours of service December 18th - December 22nd. Exact Hours will be determined soon.

Both the Lassen office and Mailroom, as well as the CSUEB campus, will be closed December 23rd - January 2nd.

For after hours, weekend and assistance during the campus closure please contact the RA on Duty

  • Coloma, Calaveras, Sierra, & Sonora: (510) 331-6172
  • Tamalpais, Shasta, Diablo: (510) 362-4437
  • Juniper & Sequoia: (510) 362-4437

UHRL Office will be close to walk-ins and phone calls December 19 - January 2