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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. 23.

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. 23, 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.

The residence halls will reopen at noon on Sunday, Nov. 27.

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 the South and Towers communities close promptly at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. The residence halls will reopen at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8.

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 for residents returning for the spring 2023 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 Community or the University Apartments over the semester 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 the South and Towers communities close promptly at noon on Saturday, March 4.

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. This process will be similar to the Thanksgiving break checkout.

The residence halls will reopen at noon on Sunday, March 12.

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.