Winter Break 2020 / 21

Geoffroy, Buchanan, Wallace, Wilson, Frederiksen and SUV Remain Open – No Sign Up Required

The areas listed above are open during winter break. There’s nothing you need to do if you plan to be in Ames over break. If you do leave for a few days, we’ll be sharing tips on what to do if you’ll be gone – things like leaving your heat on and taking your fish home!

All Other Areas – Remain Open, Sign Up is Required

If you live in any of the halls not listed above, you’re welcome to stay and will need to sign up for the Dec. 20, 2020, through Jan. 6, 2021, break time period. Sign up is required by Dec. 19 and you can do that by logging in to StarRez here and signing up.

Nov.  28 – Dec. 19, 2020

No sign up is required to be on campus during this time.

Staff will be on call 24/7. Please call the on-duty number listed in your building. As always, call 911 for emergencies. Mailrooms will be open limited hours.

Your fall semester meal plan will end on Jan. 6, 2021. ISU Dining will have services available. Open locations and their operating hours will be posted on the ISU Dining website by early November.

Dec. 20, 2020 – Jan. 6. 2021 – Sign Up is Required to Stay

Sign up is required by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 19 to stay during this time if you live in Friley, Eaton, Martin, Helser, Birch, Welch, Roberts, Barton, Lyon, Freeman, Maple, Willow or Larch.

If you plan to stay, log in here. Select the Winter Break Housing tab to fill out the form and let us know when you plan to be here between Dec. 20 and Jan. 6. If you do not sign up to stay, your access card will be turned off from Dec. 20 – Jan. 6.

If you’re here, staff will be on call 24/7. Please call the on-duty number listed in your building. As always, call 911 for emergencies. Mailrooms will be open limited hours.

Your ISU Dining fall meal plan will be active during this time and services will be available. Open locations and their operating hours will be posted to the ISU Dining website by early November.

Jan. 7 – Jan. 24, 2021

No sign up is required to be on campus. Access cards that were turned off will be turned on Jan. 7 and you’re welcome to come back to campus anytime.

Staff will be on call 24/7. Please call the on-duty number listed in your building. As always, call 911 for emergencies. Mailrooms will be open limited hours.

Your spring meal plan begins on Jan. 7 and ISU Dining services will be available. Open locations and their operating hours will be posted to the ISU Dining website by early November.

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Mail Room & Desk Hours

Heat Settings

Make sure you follow the heat settings listed below anytime you leave campus. If you don’t? Pipes can break and flooding can damage your belongings.

Heat Settings for Each Building

  • Friley – Set convector thermostat on a medium setting and fan switch ON. Steam radiators should be set on a medium setting of 2 to 3.
  • Eaton, Martin, Buchanan – Set wall thermostat to 70
  • Helser – Lever on baseboard heating unit should be open and baseboard should have nothing in front of it so heat can flow freely in to the room
  • Wallace and Wilson – Ensure the baseboard does not have anything in front of it so heat can flow freely in to the room.
  • Maple – Set wall thermostat to medium heat setting and fan switch ON
  • Willow and Larch – Set the LED fan button to low, then set the up down arrow buttons to show 70 degrees.
  • Linden, BWR, BLF and Oak-Elm  – Set thermostat knob on the radiator to a medium setting of 2 or 3.
  • Oak-Elm ‘New Hall’ – Lever should be open for heat.
  • Geoffroy – Set wall thermostat to medium heat setting of 70 degrees and fan switch ON.