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University Residences November Reminders

Thank you for filling out our survey about your Thanksgiving and Winter Break plans. Your response helps us staff and plan for support services, dining and event offerings. 

This segment includes:

  • Leaving from University Residences for the semester
  • COVID-19 Test Kit pickup
  • Pre-departure testing options: Don't take COVID home for the holidays
  • Guests and Move-out
  • Winter Break Housing
  • Access to Dining Updates

Leaving University Residences Housing

All face-to-face instruction ends November 24 with the rest of the semester conducted remotely, including finals. The housing contract, however, extends until December 20, 2020. All students, unless they have a Winter Break Housing contract, should plan to vacate the halls by December 20, 2020 at 12 p.m.

COVID-19 Test Pickup

A package containing your Return to Campus COVID-19 Test Kit will be available for you to pick up beginning November 13, 2020.  You will need to pick up your test kit at the designated mailroom. 

Information regarding the instructions and procedures for the test kits will be made available for all students, including those staying over break, in the coming days. Please be sure to monitor the Protect Purdue website and your Purdue email for instructions. 

Pre-departure Testing Options: DON'T TAKE COVID HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Purdue is committed to helping students return home safely. The Protect Purdue Health Center is offering COVID-19 testing at TREC from Nov. 14-24 for any student who wishes to be tested. Results from on-campus testing are typically returned within approximately 48-72 hours. Schedule a test today! 

Guests and Move-out

As a reminder, all guests in residential spaces must be Purdue students. Please remember that guests are not allowed on residential floors or in residential apartments as you leave for break.

Winter Break Housing

If you live in a traditional residence hall, and are planning on staying over break December 21 – January 11, you’ll need to register in the housing portal and acknowledge the additional housing charge of $500. An optional meal plan can also be purchased for $450. No refunds will be offered after November 24, 2020. 

If you are planning to stay in your University Residences apartment over Winter Break, we ask that you register in the housing portal to do so. This allows us to know who is present during break in the case of an emergency. No charge will be assessed for staying, as this is part of your apartment contracted rate. However, if you opt to sign up for a meal plan during Winter Break, there will be a $450 charge.

Dining Updates

Be sure to check this website for the most up-to-date dining offerings and hours. Friendly Dining Dollars reminder: Dining Dollars that rolled over from the Spring 2020 semester will expire on December 20, 2020. Dining Dollars from Fall 2020 will roll-over to next semester and will not expire until May 2021.

Contract Renewal - Sign up to live with us again next year!

Contract Renewal to live in University Residences for the 2021-22 academic year is open. We hope you will choose to live with us again next year. Visit our contracting page here for more information and to stay up to date as new information is made available. 

We wish you the best of luck on the remainder of your remote semester courses after Thanksgiving break. We also wish you good health and a well-deserved rest over the semester break. 

University Residences on Social Media

Don't forget to follow us on social media for updates and reminders. Find us on Instagram and Twitter at @ResLifeAtPurdue and Facebook at @UniversityResidences to stay up-to-date.