UConn winds down for winter break

As University of Connecticut students buckle down for the final stretch before winter break, UConn’s Storrs campus prepares for winter session. (File photo/The Daily Campus)

As University of Connecticut students buckle down for the final stretch before winter break, UConn’s Storrs campus prepares for winter session. (File photo/The Daily Campus)

As University of Connecticut students buckle down for the final stretch before winter break, UConn’s Storrs campus prepares for winter session.

For those who wish to stay on campus during the break in traditional and suite-area residence halls, applications are open. They should be completed before Dec.10 in order to receive a flat housing fee of $650. Application requests submitted after Dec. 10 may still be accepted, but the fee increases to $700, according to the UConn ResLife website.

Dining services has provided winter break dining rates, beginning at $300.00 for 15-meals per week, excluding weekends. A $450.00 and $515.00 plan are also available with additional weekend meals. Contact the Dining Services’ main office at 860-486-3128 to choose a meal plan for the winter session.

Regarding meal options on campus, dining services reports that from Monday Dec. 17 - Saturday, Jan. 12, service will only be available at Buckley Dining Unit. From Sunday, Jan. 13 - Saturday, Jan. 19, service will change to only being available at McMahon Dining Unit, according to the Dining Services website.

Alternatives to the traditional dining halls can be found in the Student Union, which will be open from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on weekdays beginning on Dec. 26.

Individual restaurants have varying hours of operation. Union Street Market and Union Street Cafe, Bookworms, Up & Atom, Wilbur’s and Chem Cafe are the dining options open during the break. Students can check UConn Dining Services for the posted hours.

While mailrooms will be closed during the break, students participating in winter session must register with Housing Services so they can process mail/packages sent during the break, accordingly. Pick-up location for all packages is located in the Central Warehouse, according to ResLife.

Students who may be second-guessing winter enrollment, should place all cancellation requests before 5 pm on Dec.14. Those who fail to do so will be charged the full Winter Housing fee, without appeal, according to ResLife.

ResLife said the number of students who stay on campus over break varies greatly from year to year.

Parking on campus in Storrs will be available to students enrolled in winter classes in the Student Commuting Areas for a fee of $26. All regional campuses have a rate of $18, according to UConn Parking Services.


Grace Burns is campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at grace.burns@uconn.edu.