Marietta College provides several time periods throughout the academic year to serve as break periods (see the break periods for this academic year). During these break periods all housing facilities will be closed.

 

Closing Procedures

The Closing Procedures for each break, and for the end of the semester, will be posted in your residence hall. They are also listed in your student handbook. For the safety of your possessions and to prevent damage assessments, all students are required to follow these guidelines during the break period:

  • Turn heat to low (do not turn off)
  • Clean room(s)
  • Empty wastebaskets
  • Be sure no perishable foods are left in the room
  • Unplug and defrost refrigerators 24 hours prior to departure (Winter Break) * apartments do not need to unplug the kitchen refrigerator
  • Unplug all appliances and devices (except fish tanks)
  • Turn off the lights in your room
  • Close your blinds and lock you windows
  • Take all valuables home with you, including your laptop computers
  • Lock your doors

All residence halls close at 9 a.m. on the day after the last classes held before a break. The Office of Community Living staff remain on campus until the building has closed for break. They will check all rooms and see that the residents have not overlooked any of the preceding items. Students who fail to follow closing procedures will be subject to student conduct action.

Liability: The College does not accept liability for loss, theft, or damage to any personal property, including times when you are away from the hall. You may wish to take home or store your valuables over break periods.

Any thefts should be reported immediately to College Police (740.376.3333) and your Assistant Director, regardless of value, as soon as possible. We recommend that you buy insurance for your personal property.

 

Staying on Campus Over Break

Students may sign up to stay during a break provided they are approved by the Office of Community Living. Break housing registration dates are listed below.

Students must have a valid reason for staying on campus, and each stay must be approved through the activity sponsor and the Office of Community Living. You must register for housing if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • You are involved in Marietta College related activities, such as sports or student work or student teaching that requires you to stay on campus over break. Your coach or supervisor must approve your stay through the Office of Community Living.
  • Your home is more than a six-hour drive from Marietta College.
  • You are riding a train or bus home on the morning after residence hall closing.
  • You are working off-campus during break.

There is a fee of $110 per week for those not participating in a Collegesponsored activity.

Break Periods for this Academic Year

Fall Break, October 8-11, 2016

  • Residence Halls remain open
  • Dining Services remain open - reduced hours

Thanksgiving Break, November 23-27, 2016

  • Residence Halls close at 9 a.m., Wednesday, November 23.
  • To remain in the residence halls over break, students must request to stay and be approved by the Office of Community Living.
  • Applications will be available in Residence beginning at 9 a.m. November 14 and will close at noon on November 21. All students must request to remain on campus. There is no fee for this break.
  • Residence Halls reopen 9 a.m., Sunday, November 27.

Winter Break, December 17, 2016 - January 15, 2017

  • Residence Halls close at 9 a.m., Saturday, December 17.
  • Students must leave the residence halls within 24 hours of their last final.
  • To remain in the residence halls over break, students must request to stay and be approved by the Office of Community Living.
  • Applications will be available in Residence beginning 9 a.m. December 5 and close at noon December 14, 2016.
  • Students who remain on-campus and are not participating in a Marietta College activity will be charged $110/week (Athletic teams must signup to remain on-campus, but will not be charged).
  • Dining Services close at 6:30 p.m. December 16 and will reopen at 5 p.m. January 15.
  • Residence Halls reopen 9 a.m. Sunday, January 15 for Spring 2017 semester.

Spring Break, March 11-19, 2017

  • Residence Halls close at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 11
  • Dining Services are closed
  • To remain in the residence halls over break, students must request to stay and be approved by the Office of Community Living.
  • Applications will be available in Residence beginning 9 a.m. February 17 and will close at noon March 8, 2017.
  • There is an $110/week charge for students not involved in a Collegesponsored activity to stay in the residence halls over spring break.
  • Athletic teams and any other student who is a part of a Marietta College sanctioned even or program must sign-up to remain oncampus, but will not be charged.