Request to Stay During Break

Welcome Resident on this page you will find more information about applying to stay in housing during a period of University closure such as the time between terms, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break, Summer Break.

Before going any further be aware of the following. If you are a resident in the Grand Old Post Office (GOPO), or resident in Alexander Halls you do not need to apply to stay during a break. As a part of your housing contract you are allowed to stay on campus during any break closure as long as you plan to resume classes as soon as the break is completed.

If you are a traditional resident residing in Miller-Kamm, England, Hannigan, or Lackey Hall and you want to stay during a break you will need to complete the Request to Stay During the Break form. You can find this form by logging into your Cowboy Housing portal found to the left of this. Once in the portal you by clicking on the Contracts and Forms section you will see the Request to Stay During Break form.

If you have any questions please let Residential Life know if you any questions by calling 918-293-4939 or

Below you can find information concerning staying for a break period.

All break requests submitted are reviewed by committee to determine eligibility and also are subject to availability of break rooms. Your account will be charged $10.00 per night of the break (this will be charged whether you stay the whole break or not). Submitting the request after due date can incur a $50 administrative fee for not submitting by published due date.

I acknowledge that if any of the stated policies from the Campus Community Handbook are violated, I could be removed from housing for the break.

The possession or consumption of beer or intoxicating liquors anywhere in the residence halls, on the campus grounds, or in the campus buildings is forbidden by state law and university policy. Any beer, including 3.2 beer, wine, or liquor found in your room or in your possession anywhere on the OSU Institute of Technology campus will be confiscated and will result in disciplinary action. Students are expected to comply with state and local laws regarding the use of alcohol as well. Irresponsible behavior while under the influence of alcohol or any other drug is not tolerated and any student violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action. No decorative alcohol bottles, cans, bottle caps, or advertisements of any kinds are allowed in the residence halls.

Students are expected to comply with all local, state, and federal laws regarding the use and possession of drugs. The possession, manufacture, purchase, sale or use of narcotics, drugs, stimulants or any other substances for illicit purposes on campus, or in the residence halls, or in your room is forbidden and is prohibited by state and federal law. Violators may face criminal charges, disciplinary action, removal from housing, loss of Student Financial Aid and suspension from OSU Institute of Technology.

I also understand that it is a privilege to be granted permission for myself to stay over the break in housing. Guests will not be allowed at all to enter or stay in my assigned room at any time during the break.


Traditional residents approve to stay for the break will be allowed to pick up their assigned break room key by 12:00 pm (noon) on the last day of classes before the break begins. The location to pick up the key will be provided in the approval e-mail sent to students when approved. Students will be given a room damage report that must be turned back in immediately. Failure to turn in the damage report means the student will be taking all responsibility for the room.

Residents are required to be back in their original room assignments and have turned in their break room key by 6:00 pm on the day the Residence Halls reopen from the break. Keys not returned by this time can result in the resident’s account being charged $50.00 for a key/core and a $25 noncompliance administrative charge. Your room for the break will be checked by Residential Life staff after receiving the break key. Any damages found by staff can result in the student being charged for damages.

Not again that the late submission of the form are not guaranteed to  be approved. If approved their can administrative $50 late fee charged to the student.