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Survey on plans from Thanksgiving to winter break

Friday, October 16, 2020
All residents were asked about their plans for the time between Thanskgiving and finals. Those who leave Student Housing are eligible for a credit on their spring housing account. This is the email residents received, including a link to the survey:

Housing needs from Thanksgiving to winter break 

All KU Student Housing buildings will shift to limited operations starting Wednesday, November 25, when the fall semester concludes through online instruction, including finals. At that time, residents are encouraged to leave Student Housing and return home until the spring semester begins. However, any student who wants to stay through their on-line finals may do so with no additional housing charges. Students who choose to leave by noon, November 25, will be receive a pro-rated credit for two weeks of the fall semester charges for housing and dining. Credits will be applied when spring charges are assessed. 

Please answer a three-question survey about your plans so we can determine staffing levels and other details for residents who wish to remain from November 25 through December 12. If you stay on campus during this time, some services, including dining center hours, may be reduced. Location and hours of operation will be announced. 

When leaving KU Student Housing by November 25 and to receive the pro-rated fall credit, you will have to complete a fall semester check-out specific to your building. No residents have to remove all their belongings – just take what you’ll need while you're away from campus to complete your fall classes and for winter break. You will receive your key back when returning to campus in late January for spring semester.   

For those who need to stay during winter break (Dec. 12 through start of spring semester) on-campus housing will be available, although limited to certain buildings. Apartment residents will not be charged additional fees for Winter Break. Scholarship hall and residence hall residents who need to stay for Winter Break housing will sign-up in early November. Scholarship hall and residence hall residents will be charged a nightly rate for winter break housing. Limited dining options will also be available during winter break. 



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