Loyola University Maryland

Student Life

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 student life:

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

Apply Online for a Break Extension Request

Important Considerations

There is an $80/night 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 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 are all unavailable throughout breaks. Campus police is available 24/7 during breaks for emergencies at 410-617-5010.

2019-20 Break Extension Deadlines

Break  Dates Application Deadline

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at noon-
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 at noon

Monday, Nov. 13, 2019 by 5 p.m.


Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at noon-
Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at noon

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 by 5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at noon-
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at noon

Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 by 5 p.m.

Departmental Break Extension Sponsorship

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

Before every break period, student life 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 Garrison Schmitt at gschmitt1@loyola.edu 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 student life at 410-617-5081 no later than the deadline listed for the specific break period.

Fall Early Arrivals

Under certain circumstances, students may be able to request approval to return to the halls before their move-in date for the fall semester. More information can be found on the Early Arrivals page.