Spring Break

Halls Remain Open: March 20–28, 2021

Students continuing to live in the residence halls for spring term may stay in the residence halls over spring break. Students need to complete their End of Winter Term 2021 plans form on their My Housing account to notify housing if they will be staying over break, returning for spring term, or checking out and not returning for spring term. There is no additional fee for staying over the break. To see the full message residents were sent about the end of winter term and spring break, visit our blog

As spring break approaches, regardless of where you are currently residing, we ask you to remain vigilant and not travel out of the area in the weeks ahead. If you must travel, follow Oregon Statewide Guidance and CDC guidelines for travel which includes testing, quarantining, and other safety precautions.

The university is organizing a week of wellness during spring break, which will offer students a variety of fun, safe events to de-stress and recharge, including self-guided nature walks, movie binge lists, art exhibits, and more. Stay up to date as events get added to the calendar.

If a student is staying over spring break, optional COVID-19 testing will be available during spring break and required testing will start the first week of spring term. Students will sign up in their My Housing account.

Dining Venues

  • Friday, March 19 
    • DUX Bistro, Big Mouth Burrito, Common Grounds Café, and Fire ’n’ Spice will close at 2:00 p.m.
    • Carson Dining will close at 5:00 p.m.
    • Grab ’n’ Go Market and Fresh Marketcafé will close at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 20–Friday, March 26
    • Grab ’n’ Go Market and Gastro Kitchen will be open 2:00–8:00 p.m. Meal plan points will not be accepted during this time. Cash, credit card, or Duck Bucks only.
    • All other university dining venues will be closed. 
  • Saturday, March 27
    • Grab ’n’ Go Market and Gastro Kitchen will be open 2:00–8:00 p.m. Meal plan points will be accepted.
    • Carson Dining will be open for dinner, 4:00–8:00 p.m.
    • All other university dining venues will be closed.
  • Sunday, March 28
    • Big Mouth Burrito, Carson Dining, Fresh Marketcafé, and Grab 'n' Go will open for regular weekend hours.

The EMU will be open Monday–Friday of spring break from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EMU dining venues will be open modified hours.

Meal Points

Your prorated meal points for the week of March 14–19 will be as follows:

  • Residents with 50 meal points per week will have: 43 meal points.
  • Residents with 65 meal points per week will have: 56 meal points.
  • Residents with 80 meal points per week will have: 69 meal points.
  • Residents with 95 meal points per week will have: 81 meal points.

March 27 meal points are prorated for one day.

Meal plans are not included in the housing contract over spring break, however the $50 in Duck Bucks for spring term will be loaded on to students accounts at the beginning of spring break. Students will have access to these funds beginning Saturday, March 20.

Regular meal point allotment resumes March 28.

Housing Service Centers

LLC and GSH service center hours

  • Friday, March 19: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday, March 20–21: noon–7:00 p.m.
  • Monday–Friday, March 22–26: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday, March 27–28: 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 29: regular academic year hours resume

New Roommates May Move in While You are Away

Rooms with vacancies may be entered to prepare the space for a new resident. Please be sure that your belongings are not on the side of the room the new resident will be using. In the event that you come back from break and find a new student living in your room, extend them a warm UO welcome and provide them equitable space to share the room.


Scheduled maintenance may be completed during break. This included checking smoke detectors, door locks, heaters, and other projects. This will require University Housing staff to be in the rooms. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit or call your University Housing service center.