Break housing extension request

Applicant agreement

Conditions and fees

  • The residence halls close on Saturday, December 14th at noon; however, all residents are expected to check out of the halls within 24 hours of their last final.
  • Extensions are not guaranteed and will only be granted under extraordinary circumstances.
  • Students whose homes are more than 600 miles from SMU will be allowed a 48-hour grace period without incurring additional charges.
  • Student athletes or employees required to remain in the halls must by approved by a coach or supervisor.
  • International students may request two-week extensions for $200 or one-month extensions for $400.
  • All other extensions will be billed at a $30 daily rate.
  • There will be an additional daily charge of $30 for meals if available and requested.
  • Break housing requests must be received by 5:00 pm on Monday, December 2nd. Late requests may not be considered, but if approved will be subject to a $30 surcharge.
  • Payment arrangements must be made in the Office of Student Financial Services no later than Friday, December 13th, at noon.


  • All students extending their stay in the residence halls are expected to abide by the SMU code of conduct and residence life policies and guidelines.
  • Students who remain in the residence halls for additional nights without first seeking approval will be subject to disciplinary action, including additional fees.
  • Residents must schedule a check-out appointment with an RA or housing staff member. Failure to check out properly may result in forfeiture of the damage deposit and assessment of additional fees.
  • No visitation is allowed during residence hall break periods. This pertains to residence halls, excluding apartments.
  • No overnight guests are permitted during residence hall break periods. This pertains to all residence halls, including apartments.
  • Failure to abide by these policies will result in disciplinary action and the loss of future break housing privileges.

The student's electronic signature and submission of this form indicates that he/she has read and agrees to the above statements regarding break housing.

Please complete the following information. Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Break housing extension request form

Please enter your phone number in the following format: xxx-xxx-xxxx.

Meals are $30 per day and food service may be limited. The cafeteria will be open on a limited basis, and some meals may only include "to-go" options.

Note: International student extensions are a flat rate and not charged by the day. With the exception of international students, approved student employees, athletes, and summer residents, no extensions will granted after noon on Sunday, May 12.


If you are required to remain in the halls by a University department, your request must be verified by your supervisor or coach.

Home address

Please check your information carefully for accuracy, and then click "Submit."