Winter Break

Winter Break Registration

In an effort to better serve the needs of our students, Residence Life will allow current on-campus residents to stay during Winter Break when the residence halls are otherwise closed, under a set of limited conditions. Due to limited staffing over Winter Break, residents will be moved to temporary housing in Missouri Hall. Students who need to return early on January 9-11 will be allowed to return to their permanent room. A fee will be assessed to the student account of residents staying on-campus over break.

2024-25 Academic Year:

Winter Break: Saturday, December 14 at 6 p.m. – Sunday, January 12 at 10 a.m.

Registration will open November 1 at 8 a.m.

The deadline to register for Winter Break without a late charge is Monday, December 9 at 5 p.m.

Students registering for a “late departure” and/or “early arrival” are allowed to remain in their regularly assigned housing space. Residents staying for the duration of Winter Break are required to move to temporary housing spaces in Missouri Hall.

    • The temporary housing space in Missouri Hall includes access to a community kitchen equipped with a full-size refrigerator, sink, oven with stovetop, and microwave. Residents are encouraged to make use of the space, but should understand that housekeeping during the University holiday is limited, and any messes should be cleaned after using the space.

Students staying the duration of Winter Break may check into their temporary Missouri Hall room by coming to the Residence Life Central Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, December 13 to check out their temporary room key.

Students must be out of their permanent room by 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, and will not be allowed back into their building until it reopens at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 12.

Campbell Apartments residents are allowed to remain in their apartments for Winter Break.


Duty staff will be available during the break period. If you require assistance from Residence Life staff, please call the duty phone number for Missouri Hall: 660-341-1017.


The dining halls will close for the duration of Winter Break on Saturday, December 14 after lunchtime meal service.

The Dining halls will reopen for the spring semester on Monday, January 12. The Ryle Dining Hall will be open from 4:30-6:30 pm for dinner on Monday. Regular dining hours will commence on Monday, January 13, when classes begin for the spring semester.

All other on-campus meal option closures and openings can be found on the Sodexo website.


ALL current on-campus residents wishing to remain on-campus over break MUST register to stay.

On-campus residents registering to stay during the entire break only need to submit a Winter Break registration. Residents registering for a late departure should submit a Winter Late Departure registration. Residents registering for early arrival should submit a Spring Early Arrival registration.

Perimeter Access will be provided through Student ID card ONLY  for the time they are registered.

Conditions to stay over Winter Break:

  • Availability of space on-campus
  • Participation in The Language Company
  • Must have an on-campus housing assignment for spring semester


  • Residents signed up for a late departure/early arrival date during Winter Break will be charged for $25/night.
  • Residents signed up to stay the entire Winter Break will be charged $450 for the entire break.
  • A $50 late registration fee will be charged to any resident that signs up after the registration deadline.
  • Due to exterior entrances, residents of the apartments will not be charged to stay over breaks.  However, you must still register to stay on-campus during the time the halls are closed. Apartments residents who fail to register are still responsible for any late fees associated with their registration.

Late Departures:

Late departures are only permitted from the beginning of break through the morning of Monday, December 16. Residents leaving for Winter Break late must depart from their residence hall room no later than 10 a.m. on Monday, December 16.

Residents wishing to stay on campus during any of the dates not listed as part of the late departure period or early arrival process are responsible for the entire Winter Break fee.

Early Arrivals:

Early arrivals for the spring semester are permitted starting Thursday, January 9 through to the end of Winter Break on Sunday, January 12 at 10 a.m.

New Spring 2025 students who sign up to arrive early will not be charged a late fee if they sign up by 5 p.m. on January 6.

Students who register for an early arrival date and are new to on-campus housing for the Spring Semester will be required to check in at the Residence Life office in Missouri Hall 1100 during university business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday)

University groups and departments looking to sponsor students for an early arrival date should contact for more information and to register.

Guest Policy:

Current on-campus residents are NOT allowed to remain over break as guests of another on-campus student.

Room keys and Perimeter Access cards will not be issued to any guest.  All guests are expected to follow all University policies.  Residents are responsible for the actions of their guests and are liable for any damages to University property caused by their guests.

Off-campus Truman students must abide by the guest policy outlined on the Residence Life rules page.


All residents staying over breaks must follow all RESIDENCE LIFE and UNIVERSITY STUDENT CONDUCT CODE policies.

Any policy violations during break periods will be processed through the University conduct policy.

Residents who break policies over breaks may lose the opportunity to stay on campus for future breaks.

Register Here!

Winter Late Departure RegistrationWinter Break Housing RegistrationSpring Early Arrival Registration

If you have any questions, concerns, or if you need to make changes to your reservation, please email our office at, or call us at (660) 785-4227.