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Break Housing

Simpson College’s residence halls and college-owned Greek buildings close over winter break, but remain open and freely accessible to residents during fall break, Thanksgiving break, and over spring break. Please be aware that during all breaks, even when residence halls remain open, dining services will not be available.

Winter Break 2022-2023

For winter break, Barker, Kresge, Buxton, Picken, KKG, KTP, ATO, SAE, and LXA will be closed from 12:00 pm on Friday, December 16 until 9:00 am on Sunday, January 8.  During this time, students who live in these buildings will only have access to them if they have requested permission through the form below or if they have a college-sponsored and certified reason to stay on campus. 

Students who request to stay will be charged $15 per night while in break housing, with a maximum charge of $500.  Billing applies to nights spent on campus between December 16 and January 8. To request to stay on campus for break, please use this form.  Please note there is no confirmation sent.  If you complete the form, you're set.  Please also note that food services will be closed during this break period, so if you choose to stay, you will need to provide your own meals.

If you are a student-athlete who will need to be on campus over winter break to participate in practices and/or competitions, we will be in touch with your coach or group/team advisor. You do not need to fill out this form.  

If you are an international student and need to stay on campus during break, please fill out the form, but you will not be charged for staying on campus.

If you live farther than a 6 hour drive from Simpson, you will be allowed one free travel day on both ends of break. Students farther than 12 hours drive will be allowed two free travel days. If you require travel days, you need to fill out the form so your building access will stay on for travel days. 

Questions about break housing can be directed to reslife@simpson.edu.