Organization House Winter Closing Information


We are writing to wish you a successful finish to finals week and an enjoyable Winter Break! Below you will find some helpful information about closing. 

Winter Break Closing and Spring Opening 

All organizational houses close for Winter Break on Friday, December 8th at 2 PM. The house alarm codes will be changed at this time and residents will be provided the new code when housing reopens for the spring on Sunday, January 7th at 10 AM.  

Winter Break Closing Checklist 

Prior to leaving for Winter Break, please ensure all items listed below are completed. 

  • Secure valuable items  
  • Lock all windows and doors  
  • Close all blinds  
  • Empty all trash in outside dumpster  
  • Turn off all lights and AC/heating units  
  • Clean out perishable items from kitchen/fridge  
  • Set house alarm system  

Spring Housing Roster Changes 

Residents who will no longer reside in an organizational house next semester (i.e. taking a Leave of Absence, going abroad, or graduating), must 2 PM. Failure to properly check-out will result in improper check-out fines. 

Winter Break Housing 

Only students approved for Winter Break Housing may have access to the organizational house on the days they have been approved. No other access to the organizational house will be granted. 

House Visits at Closing and During Winter Break 

Residence Life and Housing and Facilities Management conduct walkthroughs of each organizational house after closing. Should there be damage found in any of the houses, members of the organization will be billed for collective damage with residents charged for individual damage similar to how residents of hall communities are billed. During Winter Break, Residence Life and Housing, Facilities Management, and Public Safety personnel will enter rooms to complete safety checks and maintenance needs. They will not check personal belongings; however, openly visible violations of the Code of Community Standards will be reported.   

Meal Plan Changes 

You can review and/or change your spring meal plan on your MyRedlands Housing Portal under Meal Plans. If you would like to make a change, you may do so by Friday, January 12th. Visit the Harvest Table website for more information about meal plans and rates. 

  • Click on Meal Plans, click on Dining Plans, and then select Spring 2024 from the menu located to the right of the Filter  box. 
  • The meal plan currently assigned to you will be listed. Click on a different meal plan option under Change my Meal Plan and click Purchase Meal Plan to change your plan. 
  • A record of your meal plan selection history will be listed, with the one at the top being the plan currently assigned and being charged to your student account. 

Should you have any questions, please contact Residence Life and Housing at

Residence Life & Housing | University of Redlands | 909.748.8053