Fall Closing of the Residence Halls

Residence Halls will close on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at noon

Residence halls will re-open Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 10:00 am.

NOTE: For future dates, please visit the Four Year Planning Calendar

  • If you are RETURNING TO YOUR SAME ROOM next semester
    1. The residence halls CLOSE at NOON. There will be a $30 fee, per additional ½ hour if you don’t leave by noon
    2. Please prepare your room by following the instructions below.
    3. There is no need to return your key.
    4. Stop by the Residence Life Office during Spring Move in to re-code your card for your room door.


PARTIAL QUIET HOURS: Sunday, Dec 8 – Saturday, Dec 14: 7 pm-9 am.
24-hour quiet hours: Saturday, Dec 14 – Sunday, Dec 21

*Violation of the quiet hour policy will result in an official warning, a $50 fine for the second violation and $100 for any additional violation thereafter.


  • Pitzer Road will be open during finals week and the bollards (the poles that block the road) will be removed for limited hours during the week.  We encourage you to plan accordingly.

Saturday, December 14-Sunday, Dec. 15: 9am-4pm

Monday, December 16- Friday, December 20:  8:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday, December 21: 8:00am – 1:00pm


  • Each residential complex will host a closing event where you can celebrate the semester and ask the RA team any questions in regards to closing. 


Please follow the guidelines below to avoid incurring any fines:

  1. Please remember to take all important documents  (i.e. Pitzer ID cards, passports, and credits cards) and medications with you before you leave campus, as there is NO ACCESS to the residence halls during the winter break.
  2. After the residence halls close, the Residence Life staff will be entering all rooms to check for safety and health hazards.
  3. Any items left in the laundry rooms over break will be collected and donated to various organizations during the break.
  • UNPLUG all electrical appliances such as refrigerators, computers, TVs, stereos, and clocks.
  • CLEAN your room bathroom, and common areas
  • DEFROST and leave your refrigerator door open.
    • ALL personal items from your restroom area and place in your room, in bathroom shelves, or under the sink area. The toilet area, sinks, and shower areas should be completely empty.
    • ALL perishables from your room.  A minimum charge of $10 may be applied to your student account for non-removal of perishable items.
    • Bicycles must be removed from bikes racks and placed in your room
  • EXCHANGE Your dirty green to-go container for a clean one in the dining hall to avoid creating a health hazard in your room! Any dirty to-go containers will be removed from your room and you will be charged a $10 removal fee.
  • Re-Room/Trash
    • Trash rooms will be locked on Thursday, December 19. Dispose of all trash in the dumpsters, which are located on Pitzer Road next to Mead hall, one on the South side of Pitzer Hall, and two located in between North Sanborn and East Hall (next to the amphitheater).  Any trash not disposed of in the dumpsters will result in charges of $15 – $50 depending on the amount of trash left in the room/common room/hallways.
    • Green compost bins should be cleaned. Those not returning in spring must return the bins. Those returning in spring can keep cleaned bins in their room over break.
    • ReRoom –  Locations in GSC and Mead Lobbies
  • CLOSE all blinds, lock all windows and doors.
  • Fill out a work order online for any repairs that need to be made over the break period.
  • DO NOT leave any residence hall approved pets in your room.


  1. Register your vehicle with Campus Safety.
  2. It is recommended you leave it in the East Mesa parking lot in a well-lit area.
  3. Hide or remove anything valuable and removable electronics.
  4. Set the alarm if you have one and/or attach any other security devices.
  5. Close all windows and lock your doors.


  1. All bicycles must be stored in residents’ room.
  2. Make sure to remove your bike from the racks and place them in your room. Bikes left on bike racks are done at your own risk.
  3. There will be no one on campus to monitor your bike. If you leave your bike on the rack over break, you run the risk of losing tires, seats, handlebars, or your bike may get stolen.


  • Students have the right to file a written appeal to the Office of Student Affairs. However, students choosing to do a Self-Checkout waive their right to appeal. If you are fined for any residence hall charges, the fee will appear on your February statement. Appeals should be received no later than February 16, 2020 at 5:00pm. Please submit your online appeal here: www.pitzer.edu/reslife-appeal