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Break Housing requests are no longer being accepted for Semester Break. If you have extenuating circumstances which require a later break housing request, please email inhouse@lehigh.edu and include your name, LIN, current housing (building), as well as details of your extenuating circumstances. Please do not make arrangements to come to campus until you hear back from our office. Turn around time could take 3-5 business days as this is an extremely busy time as we prepare for Opening Spring 2023.

Below is check-in information for those approved for Break Housing:

Check-In Information

STATUS

HAVE ID CARD?

HAVE SPRING ROOM KEY(S)?

ACTION

Returning from Fall

 

 

 

Same housing

Yes

Yes

Go straight to your building, no need to officially check-in

Same housing

No

Yes

Email NOW to get your ID card replaced. Check-in using locations listed below on your check-in date.

Same housing

Yes

No

Email NOW to get your lock changed (as time permits). Check-in using locations listed below on your check-in date.

Room change 

Yes

Yes

Go straight to your building, no need to officially check-in

Room change 

No

Yes

Email NOW to get your ID card replaced. Check-in using locations listed below on your check-in date.

Room change 

Yes

No

Check-in using locations listed below on your check-in date.

New to Housing Spring 2023

 

 

 

Singleton Hitch, Maida House residents

Yes

n/a

Go straight to your building, no need to officially check-in by encoding your ID card. Cards must be encoded to access suite.

Singleton Hitch, Maida House residents-returning student

No

n/a

Email NOW to get your ID card replaced. Check-in using locations listed below on your check-in date.

Singleton Hitch, Maida House residents-newly admitted student

No

n/a

Send in photo for ID card NOW if not already completed. Check-in using locations listed below on your check-in date.

Returning students

Yes

No

Check-in using locations listed below on your check-in date.

Returning students

No

No

Email NOW to get your ID card replaced. Check-in using locations listed below on your check-in date.

Newly admitted students

No

No

Send in photo for ID card NOW if not already completed. Check-in using locations listed below on your check-in date.

 

Check-In Locations

LOCATION

January 11-13;

January 16-20

JANUARY 14-15

Housing Services

63 University Dr. (Rathbone Hall)

balcony level-take stairs down after parking

Directions

8:30AM-4:30 PM

CLOSED; check-in at the University Police Station

University Police Station 

321 E. Packer Ave. Bethlehem, PA 18020

Directions

after 4:30 PM as arranged*

8:00AM-11:59PM

​*If you will be arriving after 4:30PM on the day of your check-in please email inhouse@lehigh.edu to make arrangements for your key to be taken to the police station.

Semester Break (Thursday 12/15/2022 9:00 AM - Saturday 1/21/2023 9:00 AM)

Undergraduate university housing at 9 am on Thursday, December 15, 2022 and will not reopen until 9 am on Saturday, January 21, 2023. However, we do recognize that there are certain groups and individuals who may need housing during the break. If you fall under one of the categories below and are in need of housing for any portion of the break, we ask that you follow the directions below based on your circumstance: If a request is needed, the deadline is Sunday, December 11, 2022.

International Students: Please fill out the "Semester Break Housing Request" located under "Applications" on your Housing Self Service Page by Sunday, December 11, 2022. Per University safety protocol, each building must have a minimum number of residents signed up to stay, in order for the building to be open for the break. If your building does not have a minimum number of students signed up to stay you will be asked to relocate. Please note that there are very few University resources available during the break and there is no active meal plan. You will be notified during the week of December 12, 2022 of the status of your request.

NCAA In-Season Athletes: You do not need to fill out the "Semester Break Housing Request". Athletics will submit the dates you need to be on campus and you will get a confirmation from our office the week of December 12, 2022. Per University safety protocol, each building must have a minimum number of residents signed up to stay in order for the building to be open for the break. If your building does not have a minimum number of students signed up to stay you will be asked to relocate.

Extreme Travel Issues and Other Extenuating Circumstances: Please fill out the "Semester Break Housing Request" located under "Applications" on your Housing Self Service Page by Sunday, December 11, 2022. It is important to note that this is a request and there is no guarantee that this request will be granted. The validity of your circumstance will be evaluated. Also, per University safety protocol, each building must have a minimum number of residents signed up to stay, in order for the building to be open for the break. If your building does not have a minimum number of students signed up to stay you will be asked to relocate. Please note that there are very few University resources available during the break and there is no active meal plan. Staying on campus during the break should be an absolute last resort and every effort should be made to leave campus for the break. You will be notified during the week of December 12, 2022 as to the status of your request.

Sorority Recruitment Participants: You do not need to fill out the "Semester Break Housing Request." The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs will send our office the list of those participating in Sorority Recruitment. Those participating in Sorority Recruitment are permitted to return to Campus starting at 9 am on Monday, January 16, 20223. More information about Sorority Recruitment can be found HERE.

Sorority Members: You do not need to fill out the "Semester Break Housing Request." All Panhellenic members can return to campus starting at 9 am on Monday, January 16, 2023.


 

What do I need to know if I am staying on campus?

Please note that there are very few University resources available during the break.
Dining: There is no active meal plan. The meal plan ends December 14, 2022 after dinner and does not resume until January 22, 2023 for the Spring semester.
Opportunities for retail purchases for Dining will exist on a limited. basis. 

- On The Spot Vending, located at the Hillside Cafe in Maida House

- inReach Vending, located at Iacocca Hall, Mountaintop Campus

- Market X, located in Building C, Mountaintop Campus

-Common Grounds 8AM-2PM 12/19-12/22. 1/3-1/6 1/9-1/13, and 1/16-1/20

 

The Offices of Housing Services, Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, and Residence Life hours during break are 8:15 AM - 4:45 PM, Monday - Friday except for the following days when the offices are closed to observe university holidays: Friday, December 23rd, Monday, December 26th, and Monday, January 2nd.


When you check out from Break Housing (or if you leave campus for several days)

Student Property: Safekeeping of personal property is your responsibility. Please be sure to take valuables home with you and if you cannot please be sure to secure them out of sight. Lehigh University is not responsible for the theft of damage of student personal property at any time including periods when residential facilities are closed for academic breaks.
Parking: Students with cars on campus will receive an email from Parking Services in regards to where they should park their car over Semester Break. Please contact Parking Services at 610-758-3893 for specific questions.
Before you leave:

1. Remove holiday decorations

2. Unplug all electrical outlets

3. Unplug refrigerator/microfridge in personal bedrooms, remove perishable food, leave refrigerator door open. In Trembley Park, Sayre Park, and Farrington Square as well as in traditional residence hall rooms equipped with a kitchenette: remove perishable food, do not unplug kitchen refrigerator or leave door open.

4. Remove or secure valuable items

5. Clean up your living area

  • If you have a vacancy in your room, make sure your belongings are on your side of the room and the room is clean.
  1. If you have a vacancy in your apartment, make sure the common areas are clean.

6.Empty trash containers

7. Close and lock all windows, pull shades/blinds half way down

8. Turn lights off

9. Lock the door

 

Spring Break (Saturday 3/11/2023 9:00 AM - Saturday 3/18/2023 9:00 AM)

The availability of break housing during spring break will be limited during the upcoming academic year to only students who are required to remain on campus for in-season NCAA sanctioned practices and events and/or international students. All other residents are expected to make alternative housing arrangements during the break period. Housing Services will work directly with Athletics to create a list of students approved to stay in the buildings over these breaks. Eligibility to remain on campus does not mean that buildings will remain open. Only buildings with the required number of residents will be eligible to remain open. Each approved person will receive more specific information in regards to their housing for the break on Friday, March 3.

If you have a special circumstance and need to request Break Housing, please go to the Housing Self Service page and request Break Housing under Applications->Spring Break Housing Request (Spring 2023) by Wednesday, March 1, 2023. 

Room-by-room inspections will occur to ensure the security of the building beginning at 9 AM on Monday, March 13, 2023.

What do I need to know if I am leaving campus?
Greek
Residence Hall

What do I need to know if I am staying on campus?

Thanksgiving Break (Wednesday 11/23/2022 - Sunday 11/27/2022)

Residential buildings are open over Thanksgiving Break. Students remaining on campus must register on-line with Housing Services by 8 AM on Monday, November 14, 2022. Please refer to the information in the What do I need to know if I am staying on campus? section below for Dining information during this break.


What do I need to know if I am staying on campus?
Dining-Students staying on campus during Thanksgiving Break are advised to plan meals ahead as all on-campus dining locations will be closed Wednesday, 11/23 - Saturday, 11/26. The only opportunities to purchase food on campus during Thanksgiving Break will be at our 24/7 vending solutions.
- On The Spot Vending, located at the Hillside Cafe in Maida House
- inReach Vending, located at Iacocca Hall, Mountaintop Campus
- Market X, located in Building C, Mountaintop Campus


What do I need to know if I am leaving campus?

Student Property: Safekeeping of personal property is a student responsibility. It is recommended that students lock up valuables or take them home for the break. Lehigh University is not responsible for the theft or damage of student personal property at any time.

Residents Are Reminded To Do The Following Before Departing:

  • Valuables should be taken home or put away out of view.
  • Throw out any perishable food.
  • Empty trash containers.
  • Close and lock windows, turn lights off and lock the door.

Parking: Students with a valid parking permit may park their vehicle in their assigned parking area. Contact Parking Services at 610-758-3893 if you have any questions in this matter.