As we move into the holiday season we want to remind residential students that all communities close for Winter Break on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 8PM except for Potomac Hall, Harbor Hall (1st North/West, 2nd South/West, 3rd South/West) and the Apartments.
If your student is leaving for the break please use the refer to the Break Closing Procedures to help reduce the risk of fire, minimize pest problems, and increase the security of your room and belongings.
Halls re-open Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 9AM. If you have any questions concerning Winter Break please contact the Residential Life Office at 410-455-2591.
During the winter break, we encourage students to make some smart moves!
· Connect with first semester influences - Think back to anyone you made a connection with during your fall semester that could be an asset in the future, and keep in touch. If you had a great professor, send them a thank-you note or e-mail expressing your appreciation.
· Update your resume - Regardless of where you are in your job search or college track, use this spare time to create or update your resume.
· Analyze last semester and make adjustments - Take time to reflect on last semester as a whole – your academic life, your social life, health, finances, job, and so on. What worked for you? What didn’t?
· Find a short-term internship - Put your time off to good use with a short-term internship. Inquire about internship opportunities during break at your Career Center.
· Earn college credits - Finish 15, Graduate in 4, knock out a class during the winter holiday. Winter Session 2020.
Spring Semester Housing Plans for Residential Students
If your student was a fall resident it is important to note that they have acknowledged a housing license that is for the entire academic year. If for some reason they do not plan to return to UMBC and/or housing in the Spring, it is important that you review the following information with them:
· December Graduates & Study Abroad: Residents who have applied and are approved for December graduation or spring Study Abroad are automatically released from the terms of the license. They are not expected to complete a petition form. Walker Avenue residents should contact the WAA Management Office via email. They are expected to check-out by 8PM on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
· Not Returning to UMBC (Transfer, Withdraw and/or Leave): Students who do not plan to return to UMBC in the Spring are not automatically released from the housing license. They should contact Residential Life request access to theHousing License Petition Request Form. If approved, they are expected to check-out by 8PM on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
All students who are contemplating not returning to UMBC and/or housing in the spring are encouraged to contact the Residential Life Central or the WAA Management Office to explore options and next steps. Information about the petition process can be found at https://reslife.umbc.edu/apply/housing_procedures/