Winter Break Housing

Winter Break Summary

Exams end on December 19. The University is closed from 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 through until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Residents are required to vacate residence by:

  • no later than 24 hours after his/her last December exam, OR
  • by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the December exam period as specified in the University Academic Calendar, whichever comes first.

The Resident is expected to secure alternate accommodation during this period. Residents may return to the premises no earlier than 9:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

If you are approved to stay during the Winter Break, please note that during the Winter Break closure, no food services, caretaking, or other services above and beyond emergency services will be provided. No overnight guests or social gatherings are permitted; it is 24-hour quiet period for the duration of the Winter Break.

Residence Services Desk

The Residence Services Desk will be open on a limited basis throughout the Winter Break. Winter Break hours are below:

  • December 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • January 2, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to midnight

If you have an issue outside of RSD hours, please contact the Don-on-Duty at (289) 805-0580.

Application Information

To apply for Winter Break Housing, please log in at https://starportal.utoronto.ca

Deadlines

  • Application Open: October 30
  • Application Close: November 17
  • Requests received after Friday, November 17, 2017 will be subject to a late fee.
  • Absolutely no late applications will be received after December 15, 2017. No exceptions.

Extension Options

  • Entire Winter Break - December 21, 2017 to January 1, 2018
  • Students who choose to stay for any amount of time past winter closure will apply for entire winter break - this includes students who wish to only stay for a 48 hour extension or an early move in.

Approval Criteria

  • Accommodations during this period may be made available to residents with extenuating circumstances (e.g. international students, out of province students, etc.).
  • Winter break housing requests will be considered and determined by Student Housing & Residence Life in its sole and absolute discretion.
  • Students with 4 or more discipline points will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • See below chart for approval criteria.

Fees

  • Winter Break Housing: $0 – no additional cost to the student
  • Late applications submitted between November 17 to December 15: $100
  • Cancellations received between November 17 to December 15: $100
  • Cancellations received between December 15 to December 20: $150

Other Information to Note

  • Upon approval of a Winter Break Application, residents will continue to be subject to the terms outlined in the 2017-2018 Occupancy Agreement.
  • During the Winter Break closure, no food services, caretaking, or other services above and beyond emergency services will be provided. No overnight guests or social gatherings are permitted; it is 24-hour quiet period for the duration of the Winter Break

Approval Criteria

Extension Request Type

Significant Travel Time Required

Students whose primary residence or family home is located a significant distance (300+ km) from the UTM campus.

Acceptable forms of documentation:

  • I.D. with home address
  • Flight/train/bus itinerary

This request type also applies if, for example, an international student is flying home for the winter break but is coming back a few days early before residence opens.

Student with Difficult or Unstable Home Environment

Documentation not required, though preferred if supported by a professional staff member, such as a Community Development Coordinator or Residence Counsellor.

Part-Time Employment

A student employed on- or off-campus in the Mississauga region.

Acceptable forms of documentation:

  • Work schedule
  • Work I.D.
  • Email from employer indicating employment during the break

General Interest / Other

Determined on a case-by-case basis. Including, but not limited to:

  • Lack of funds to travel home