Winter break runs from Saturday, Dec. 16, through Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024. All the residence halls and apartments are open during winter break. There’s nothing a student needs to do if they plan to be in Ames over break.

Community desks will be open from 3-5 p.m. for package pickup and other desk services. Staff will be on call 24/7. For increased security during break, residence hall exterior doors will be locked at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, and unlocked at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11. All policies will be enforced during break. Visitors must be escorted at all times. Parking rules will be enforced over break.

All University offices are closed Dec. 25-27 and on Jan. 1, 2024. If there is an emergency maintenance issue during that time, students will need to call their RA on Duty.

More information regarding Winter Break can be found here.