Texas Tech University

Holiday Break Information

Thanksgiving Hall Access Request Form

Reminders:

  • Residents are not required to vacate their rooms over the break.
  • If you will be accessing the hall at any time between Wednesday, November 24th at 5:00 p.m. - Saturday, November 27th at 8:00 a.m. you MUST fill out the Thanksgiving Break Hall Access form no later than TBD , at 1:00 p.m.
  • Don't forget to let your CA know you are leaving.
  • For EMERGENCIES, please contact the Community Advisor on dedication. The number will be posted at the hall office.
  • In order to access your residence hall during the break, please utilize the card access doors.
  • Facilities staff may enter your room to complete FixIT requests.
  • Limited Dining Options will be available during the Thanksgiving Break.
  • Students are asked to limit guests to one person. There will be a maximum of two guests per traditional room, one for each resident. No overnight guests are permitted.
  • Front offices will be open from 12-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. daily from TBD
  • Offices will resume 24-hour operations on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

Don't Forget To...

  • Make sure you have everything you need for the break (medication, passport, jewelry, electronics, airline tickets, contact lenses, etc.).
  • Be sure to take fish home with you if you have them.
  • Unplug everything in your room except microfridges.
  • Remove all perishables from your room (milk, eggs, bread, yogurt, meat, etc.)
  • Take out your trash.
  • Close your blinds and lock your windows.
  • Turn off all lights and ceiling fans.

Be sure to check all the hall policies during the break!

If you do not plan to return to Texas Tech after the semester break:

  • Go to the University Student Housing Welcome Center in the Wiggins Complex to cancel your contract.
  • Set up a room checkout with your CA
  • Make sure everything is removed from your room and your room is clean.
  • Residents who need to cancel their housing after TBD , but have not yet moved out will need to move out of their rooms if they are canceling their contracts in January on TBD between 8:30 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 4 p.m.

If you withdraw from the university after leaving for Winter Break, you are also required to cancel your University Student Housing contract. Start the process by contacting the Welcome Center at housing@ttu.edu.

University Student Housing Offices located in the Wiggins Complex will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021, – Sunday, January 2, 2022, for university holidays. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022.

Contract Cancellation

Winter Break Contract Extension Request

If you need to request to stay past TBD , or are changing rooms, you must fill out the Winter Break Contract Extension Request 

You must vacate your room no later than 24 hours after your last final or no later than TBD .

Room or Hall Changes must be completed by TBD , at 12:00 p.m. (noon). Check with your hall office for details.

 

Winter Break Contract Extension Request Form

Reminders:

  • You must leave your room no later than 24 hours after your last final and no later than TBD .
  • You are not required to take all of your belongings home over the break.
  • If your roommate is not returning next semester, please keep the other side of the room empty and clean to avoid a single room fee.
  • Starting at 10:00 a.m. on TBD , University Student Housing will be conducting closing room checks and documenting policy violations.
  • Facilities staff will enter your room to clean suite bathrooms and complete FixIT requests.
  • If you need to request to stay past TBD  or are changing rooms, you must fill out the Winter Break Contract Extension Request no later than TBD , at 5:00 p.m. You will be emailed regarding the status of your request by your Residence Life Coordinator.
  • Your room is reserved for the full academic year. If you are not returning to Texas Tech for the Spring 2022 term, please visit the USH Welcome Center to cancel your contract.

Don't Forget To:

  • Let your CA know when you are leaving.
  • Clean, defrost, and unplug your mini-refrigerator during Winter Break. Defrosting your mini-fridge will take up to two days. To defrost your mini-fridge, follow these steps:
    • Remove all perishables from the mini-fridge and freezer.
    • Turn off and unplug the mini-fridge.
    • Be sure to place a towel or large bowl in and around the mini-fridge.
    • Once the mini-fridge has been defrosted, remove excess water using a towel or paper towels. Leave the door of the mini-fridge propped open to prevent molding.
  • Make sure you have everything you need for the break (medication, passport, jewelry, electronics, airline tickets, contact lenses, etc.).
  • Be sure to take fish home with you if you have them.
  • Unplug everything in your room.
  • Remove all perishables from your room.
  • Please discard any trash that may be in your room before you leave for break.
  • Close your blinds and lock your windows.
  • Turn off all lights and ceiling fans.
  • Check all faucets and fixtures to make sure they are not leaking and submit any maintenance concerns via FixIt.
  • (If applicable) Set your thermostat to “Heat and Auto” or “70-75” and leave the room at a comfortable temperature. This will help prevent pipes from freezing and bursting.
  • Make arrangements for meals according to the Dining Hours on campus.
    • These points will help keep your room safe and clean for your return.

Room Checks:

Housing staff will be entering resident rooms starting at 10:00 a.m. on TBD , to ensure each room is ready for Winter break. In addition to the points mentioned above, please note the following:

  • Mini refrigerators and freezers will be opened and inspected by housing staff. Perishable food left in mini-refrigerators and freezers will be discarded.
  • Staff will unplug any devices or appliances left plugged in.
  • Any remaining trash will be discarded.
  • Any found policy violations will be documented.

Raider Ride

Evening Transportation Service

From 6 p.m. to 2:45 a.m. seven days a week during the semester, Transportation and Parking Services provides a night shuttle service to students.

  • Raider Ride is free when the starting or ending point of the trip is on the TTU main campus or Satellite lots.
  • Raider Ride has a $5 charge per rider when the trip is from any off-campus location to another off-campus location

Saturday, March 12, 2022 - Sunday, March 20, 2022

The staff WILL be entering your space to conduct room checks on TBD . These room checks are conducted to ensure the safety of the room and to document any policy violations. Please review the hall policies before leaving the residence halls for the break.

Hall Office Close

  • TBD
  • You will need to have your ID card to access the halls. You must fill out the Spring Break Access Form if you plan to enter the halls during the break.

Hall Offices Open

Hall offices open on TBD , at 9:00 a.m. and return to 24/7 schedule.

  • For EMERGENCIES, please contact the Community Advisor (CA) on call. The number will be posted at the hall office.
  • Don't forget to let your CA know you are leaving.
  • Residents are not required to vacate their rooms over the break, however, if you will be accessing the hall at any time during Spring Break, you MUST fill out the Spring Break Access Request Form no later than TBD , at 12:00 a.m..
  • Check Hospitality Services for information regarding opening hours for the dining facilities during spring break.

Don't Forget To:

  • Let your Community Advisor (CA) know when you are leaving.
  • Make sure you have everything you need for the break (medication, passport, airline tickets, contact lenses, jewelry, electronics, etc.).
  • Remove all perishables from your room.
  • Remove all trash from your room and empty your trash bin.
  • Close all your blinds and lock your windows.
  • Turn off all lights and ceiling fans.