Winter Break Housing

Available Dates

The Residence Halls close at Noon on Saturday, December 18, 2021, and reopen for Spring Semester at 9:00 am on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Housing is available during the Winter Break to residents living in the Residence Halls for Fall and/or Spring Semester. Residents need to request Winter Break housing three business days prior to the first date housing is needed. 

  • New students coming to campus for Spring Semester will not be able to submit a housing request for Winter Break Housing until December 1, 2021. Housing is available for new spring students starting December 29, 2021.
  • Fall residents not returning for Spring Semester may only stay until December 22, 2021.
  • Fall residents returning for Spring Semester may stay the whole break, stay just at the beginning of break, or return early for spring. All types of stays must be requested by submitting the Winter Break Housing Application. 
  • Fall residents requesting to extend their stay past December 18th or stay for the whole break must submit their Winter Break Housing Application by 5:00 pm on December 10, 2021, to avoid a $40 late arrangement fee and possibly being locked out after the halls close on December 18th. 

Craig Hall Residents Only

Craig Hall closes at Noon on Saturday, December 18th.  Due to the demolition of the North Wing of Craig Hall, residents assigned to Craig Hall will not be permitted to stay in their Craig room between Noon on December 18, 2021 and 9:00 am on January 12, 2022. Craig residents requiring housing during Winter Break will be reassigned to a temporary room in another residence hall. Residents do not have to remove all of their belongings from Craig and should take just the items needed for the dates Winter Break housing is requested. Make sure to take all items needed as residents will not be permitted access to Craig to retrieve items during Winter Break. Residents returning early for Spring Semester will not be able to return to Craig until Wednesday, January 12, 2022. If residents return early for Spring Semester they will be housed temporarily in another residence hall. 

Outdoor Access

Griz Card access expires at Noon on Saturday, December 18th for residents living on campus Fall Semester. Access for Spring Semester will be activated when the halls officially open on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.


Winter Break Housing charges will be assessed on a resident’s student account during the first week of Spring Semester. Rates are based upon the total number of nights requested. Charges will also be assessed if a resident does not request housing but it is determined that the resident accessed the residence hall between Noon on Saturday, December 18th and 9:00 am on January 12, 2022.

Winter Break Housing Nightly Rates
Number of Nights Total Charge
1 night $23.00
2 nights $46.00
3-7 nights $100.00
8 or more nights $300.00


The Winter Break Application is now open in your myHousingPortal. Log in to your portal and select the Winter Break Application from the menu. Please note that Winter Break housing requests must be submitted at least three business days prior to the first day housing is needed. 

Residence Halls

101 Turner Hall
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406) 243-2611
Fax: (406) 243-2344

Lewis & Clark Village

3000 South Higgins Ave.
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 552-3409
Fax: (406) 243-2344

University Villages

#1 Elkhorn Court
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 243-6030
Fax: (406) 243-6035
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Payments Accepted: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm