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Break Closure Information

The residence halls in the South and Towers communities and CMU Dining Operations close for the three major university breaks – Thanksgiving, semester and spring break periods.

The East Community halls and University Apartments remain open during these break periods. CMU Dining operations are closed. There are kitchenettes available throughout the East Community. 

The residence halls in the South and Towers communities close promptly at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22. The residence halls will reopen at noon on Sunday, Nov. 26.

Checkout instructions will be provided to residents in multiple ways including in writing on their living unit door/distributed by paraprofessional staff and formal communication from Residence Hall Directors.

The East Community Halls and University Apartments remain open during the break. The dining units and markets will be closed. Kitchenettes are available throughout the East Community. You must sign up through this link by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, if you plan to be in your East Community Hall or University Apartment at any point over Thanksgiving break. This is a safety and security effort and allows us to ensure your ID card has the necessary access.

For the most up-to-date CMU Dining information on hours of operation and menu changes, visit https://dineoncampus.com/cmichdining.


The residence halls in theSouth and Towers communities close promptly at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. The residence halls will reopen at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7.

Checkout instructions will be provided to residents in multiple ways including in writing on their living unit door/distributed by paraprofessional staff and formal communication from Residence Hall Directors. The checkout process will be similar to Thanksgiving break.

The East Community Halls and University Apartments remain open for residents of those communities during semester break that are returning for the spring 2024 semester. The dining units and markets will be closed. Kitchenettes are available throughout the East Community. You must sign up through this link if you plan to stay in East campus or the University Apartments over the semester break.

For the most up-to-date CMU Dining information on hours of operation and menu changes, visit https://dineoncampus.com/cmichdining.

The residence halls in theSouth and Towers communities close promptly at noon on Saturday, March 2. The residence halls will reopen at noon on Sunday, March 10.

Checkout instructions will be provided to residents in multiple ways including in writing on their living unit door/distributed by paraprofessional staff and formal communication from Residence Hall Directors. The checkout process will be similar to Thanksgiving break. You must sign up through this link if you plan to stay in East campus or the University Apartments over the semester break.

The East Community Halls and University Apartments remain open during the break. The dining units and markets will be closed. Kitchenettes are available throughout the East Community. For the most up-to-date CMU Dining information on hours of operation and menu changes, visit https://dineoncampus.com/cmichdining.

Emergency Break Housing is available to those who do not have an alternative place to stay during the break. Contact our office at reslife@cmich.edu or 989-774-3111 for more information.