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Residence Hall Break Extension Requests

Loyola University Maryland residence halls close for all major break periods. Students are ONLY permitted to stay in their residence hall room if they have an approved break extension. The following is a list of reasons why a break extension is typically approved by Residence Life & Housing:

  • Financial need
  • Medical emergencies/accommodations
  • Travel emergencies (change of flight, weather delay)
  • International student travel
  • Academic requirement

Student Communication Email 

Loyola Maryland resident students receive the following communication regarding Break Extensions for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Important Considerations

There is an $80 per week charge for approved early arrivals and break extensions. Students who are staying over break due to demonstrated financial need may be able to request to have this charge waived within their request.

If you are not approved for a break extension, it is expected that you will not be within the closed residence halls during the break periods. Please plan accordingly.

Do not complete a break extension request if you are here at the request of a University office/department. Please contact your supervisor from that office/department to determine if they have submitted your name for approval.

As you are planning to stay, please be mindful that the University is closed during break periods. All campus offices including dining services, mail services, and shuttle services will have limited to no availability throughout breaks. Campus Police is available 24/7 during breaks for emergencies at 410-617-5911 and non-emergencies at 410-617-5010.

2023-24 Break Extension Deadlines

Break  Dates Application Deadline Break Extension Request Form  Estimated Extension Cost 

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023 at noon-
Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023 at noon

Halls Remain Open, no request needed

Halls Remain Open, no request needed

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023 at 2:00 PM-
Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024 at noon

For Fall 2023 late move out or full break request:
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023 by 11:59 PM.

For Spring 2024 early return request:
Friday, January 5, 2024 by 11:59 PM.

Complete Winter Break form $240 (full break) or
$80 per week

Saturday, Mar. 2, 2024 at noon-
Sunday, March 10, 2024 at noon

Friday, Feb. 16, 2024 by 11:59 p.m.

Complete Spring Break form  $80

Departmental Break Extension Sponsorship

A department/office may sponsor a student for a qualified break extension.

Before every break period, Residence Life & Housing collects information from offices and departments across the University who may need students to be available to maintain their operations. For those departments requesting break extensions for undergraduate students, please contact Residence Life & Housing at for the excel spreadsheet so you can list all students that you are requesting to remain in their on-campus residence hall assignment. Please ensure that your email requests are sent from your official Loyola email address. Further instructions will be given upon receipt of your request.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding break extensions, please contact Residence Life & Housing at 410-617-5081 no later than the deadline listed for the specific break period.

Contact Us

Residence Life & Housing: 410-617-5081

If you or your student are currently experiencing an emergency, please call Campus Police at 410-617-5911. You may also ask to speak to a member of the Residence Life & Housing On-Call Team.