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Residence Life

Break Housing

All residence halls are closed during break periods. International students and students participating in college-sponsored activities may request to remain on campus.

College-sponsored activities include student teaching, participation in a co-op or internship, as well as in-season athletic teams who have games scheduled during break periods.

Please note: Student meal plans are not active during break periods. Closing information for the 2017-18 academic year are listed below.

Spring Break Closing Information

Residence halls close for spring break on Friday, March 23, 2018, at 7 p.m., and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 2. Resident students should take home any items that they will need during the break period as the residence halls will be closed. 

Please contact the Office of Residence Life at 978-837-5507 or at with questions regarding closing.

Break Housing Information


Halls Close

Requests Due

Halls Reopen

Early Arrival for Fall 2017


Aug. 15

Sept. 4, 10 a.m.

Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 21, 7 p.m.

Nov. 15

Nov. 26, 10 a.m.

Winter Break

Dec. 19, 7 p.m.

Dec. 11

Jan. 21, 10 a.m.

Spring Break and Easter Break

March 23, 7 p.m.

March 12

Apr. 2, 10 a.m.

Summer Break

May 11, 7 p.m.

May 5