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Winter Break Information

All University Housing buildings will remain open for the duration of Winter Break, EXCEPT RIVERVIEW. RiverView residents wishing to stay in University Housing during the break should complete a temporary housing request. RiverView students who want to stay will be moved to Cambridge Commons for the duration of the break.

This page contains information for students in all University Housing buildings. Please read on to learn more about how you may be affected.

Cambridge Commons Building-Specific Details
Purin Hall Building-Specific Details
RiverView Building-Specific Details
Sandburg East Building-Specific Details
Sandburg North Building-Specific Details
Sandburg South Building-Specific Details
Sandburg West Building-Specific Details

 

Winter Break Key Dates

Dec. 12 - 24-Hour Quiet Hours Begin at 10 PM
Dec. 13 - Study Day
Dec. 14-21 - FINALS
Dec. 21 - RiverView Closes at 12 PM
Dec. 21 - Contracts Expire at 12 PM (for those students not returning to University Housing in Spring Semester)
Jan. 2 - UWinteriM Classes Begin
Jan. 18 - UWinteriM Classes Conclude
Jan. 19 - RiverView Opens at 8 AM
Jan. 21 - University Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 22 - First day of Spring Semester

 

General Instructions - All University Housing Buildings

  • MANDATORY COMMUNITY MEETING - SEE YOUR RA FOR TIME/LOCATION
  • To conserve energy, please turn off all lights and unplug ALL electronics from wall sockets.
  • Lock your individual room and suite doors when you leave for Winter Break.
  • During this break, each suite bathroom will be cleaned by University Housing Staff. Remove all personal belongings from the bathroom (including shampoos, soaps, toothpastes, etc.) prior to your departure from the building. If University Housing has to remove any items, you will be charged with a $25 fee. University Housing is NOT responsible for lost/damaged items.
  • Terminations (if you are not returning to your space for Spring Semester):
    • Schedule an appointment with your RA to checkout before you leave. ($25 fee for not checking out)
    • If you need to leave after December 21st, you must complete a Late Departure Request.
  • There are significantly reduced hours in all restaurant operations facilities during the Winter Break (including Emporium and Restor+More). Consult individual outlets for their specific times.
  • If you do not have a roommate in a double room, you should have all items moved to one side of the room prior to your departure.
  • If you are interested in buying out the other vacant half of your double room, or moving to a buyout (a double room in your building converted to a single) contact university-housing@uwm.edu.
  • While most University Housing buildings remain open over Winter Break, many services or individual offices have limited services available. Students or families who need assistance during break should call the Sandburg Service Desk (414) 229-6123 for 24-hour service.

 

Specific Instructions - Sorted by Building/Tower

Cambridge Commons Only

  • Cambridge Commons will remain open during Winter Break.
  • Clean your refrigerator before leaving over break.
  • All Floors: If you are leaving for portions of break, leave your windows closed and locked, but leave your blinds open to assist UWMPD in Safety and Security procedures over break.

Purin Hall Only

  • Purin will remain open during Winter Break.
  • Clean your refrigerator.
  • Floor 1: Close and lock windows. Leave blinds closed so that individuals standing outside on street level cannot see into vacant rooms.
  • Floors 2-3: Close and lock windows. Leave blinds open to assist UWMPD in Safety and Security procedures over break.

RiverView Only

  • RiverView will be closed during Winter Break. The building closes at 12 PM on Friday, December 21st.
  • Unplug, clean, and defrost your refrigerator before leaving over break.
  • Floors 2-3: Close and lock windows. Leave your blinds closed so that individuals standing outside on street and terrace levels cannot see into vacant rooms.
  • Floors 4-7: Close and lock windows. Leave your blinds open to assist UWMPD in Safety and Security procedures over break.
  • Students who wish to stay in University Housing during UWinteriM need to move personal items to temporary housing in Cambridge Commons by 12 PM on December 21, 2012.
  • Students will be allowed to return to RiverView on January 19, 2013.
  • Students WILL NOT have access to RiverView FOR ANY REASON over Winter Break.
  • RiverView students wishing to stay in UWinteriM housing in Cambridge Commons must submit their applications by December 6, 2012. NO EXCEPTIONS. See your RA for details.

Sandburg East

  • Sandburg will remain open during Winter Break.
  • Clean your refrigerator.
  • University Housing Facilities Staff will be entering resident suites over Winter Break to upgrade thermostats. Please contact fisherdj@uwm.edu with any questions related to this facility project.

Sandburg North

  • Sandburg will remain open during Winter Break.
  • Unplug, clean, and defrost your refrigerator.
  • University Housing Facilities Staff will be entering resident suites over Winter Break to complete work on windows that was started over the summer. Residents MUST move all furniture/personal
    belongings at least four feet away from windows.
  • University Housing Facilities Staff will be working in North Tower community lounges and stairwells over Winter Break to update paint, lighting and carpeting.
  • Please contact fisherdj@uwm.edu with any questions related to either of these facility projects.

Sandburg South

  • Sandburg will remain open during Winter Break.
  • Unplug, clean and defrost your refrigerator.

Sandburg West

  • Sandburg will remain open during Winter Break.
  • Unplug, clean and defrost your refrigerator.