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Fall Closing Information

All halls except for break-designated halls will close for the winter break on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Residential students in halls except for those break-designated halls are expected to depart 24 hours after their last final exam or 7 p.m. on Dec. 9, whichever is sooner.

Before you leave for the break:

  • Remove any trash from the room.
  • Unplug all electronics and personal appliances.
  • Set room thermostat on 65 degrees or heating unit on "low."
  • Ensure the area in front of the heating unit/utility closet is clear and accessible for Facilities Management staff.
  • Windows should be closed and locked. If on ground level, window blinds should be lowered/closed. All other level blinds should be raised/open and clear of visible obstructions.
  • Ensure your room door is closed and locked.

Please note that during the break, MSU Housing and Facilities staff may enter residence hall rooms in order to complete routine inspections, conduct scheduled maintenance, or repair identified/reported maintenance concerns or requests. Should you be aware of any issues that need attention, please contact your Hall Director before your departure.

Have a vacant bed in your room?

New students may be assigned to a room for the Spring semester that has an available space. If you have an available bed in your room, make sure any available furniture (bed, desk, closet/wardrobe, etc) and surrounding areas are clean and ready for use. Any vacant beds should be un-bunked and assembled on the floor level. Failure to do so may result in private room charges being charged to your room for preventing the move-in of new students.

Returning to your room in the Spring 2023 semester?

Students returning to their same room for the Spring 2023 semester can leave items in their room and do not need to return keys or alert staff of their departure. Remember to take everything you may need for the winter break, as once halls close, you will not have access to get anything you may have forgotten. Items to remember include:

  • Clothing
  • Medication
  • Electronics
  • Textbooks
  • Holiday gifts
  • Room key & EagleCard
  • Jewelry
  • MSU gear to show your Eagle spirit at home

Changing rooms for the Spring 2023 semester?

Most students changing rooms for the Spring 2023 semester will be asked to completely check out of their fall assignment and take all their items home. Once your room reassignment request has been processed and approved, instructions about how to complete it and move out instructions will be sent to your MSU email.

Not coming back to the halls for the Spring 2023 semester?

If you are NOT returning to On-Campus Housing for the Spring 2023 semester, you will need to complete an Intent to Cancel form and possibly a Contract Buy Out Request, depending on your specific circumstances. Details and instructions about how to complete these forms and which apply to you have been sent to your MSU email. Also, remember to return your keys. To do so:

  • Visit your hall Front Desk
  • Fill out an Express Check Out Envelope
  • Place your keys in the envelope and seal it
  • Deposit the envelope in the white drop box at your hall's front desk

If you have questions or need assistance with the closing process, please reach out to your hall staff or to the main Office of Student Housing via email at or telephone at 606-783-2060. Best wishes for a safe and healthy break. Watch your MSU email for additional details and information for the spring 2023 move-in.

Contact Us

Office of Student Housing

200 Earle Clements Lane
Alumni Tower West
UPO 2525
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2060
FAX: 606-783-5062