Winter Break Housing

Students staying on campus during the winter break - information about your request and expectations is found below. 


Things to know about winter break housing requests and expectations

  • Residence halls close for holiday break on December 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm. Residence halls reopen for the start of interim classes on January 2, 2023. 
  • The dining hall and Cooper's Cafe will close at 1:00 pm on December 9 and will reopen January 3 for breakfast service. 
  • Students who request housing for winter break must be registered for the spring 2023 semester and be in good academic standing for the housing application to be reviewed by Student Life.
  • All students approved to live on campus during break who do not honor university policies and guidelines will be removed from campus housing during the break.
  • All housing applications submitted by November 30 with no spring course registration will no longer be considered after December 4.
  • Fall dining hall swipes do not roll over to the spring semester. Fall Coo Cash (formerly flex dollars) automatically rolls into the spring semester.
  • Students living on campus who are registered for interim and spring courses may leave items in their rooms over break.


Student Life will verify spring registration with the Registrar's Office prior to approving or denying your application. Approvals or denials will be emailed by December 7th. 


Other questions concerning winter break housing requests should be emailed to


Winter Break Information

Dining Service Information

Salsbury Dining Hall will be closed after Lunch, December 9th, and will reopen for J-Term (Interim) with Breakfast, January 3rd. Cooper’s Café will also be closed between Dec 10th – Jan 2nd.  

Please remember that during holiday breaks, dining facilities are closed - including those breaks during which students may remain in campus housing. 

Parking Information for Snow Removal 

Residential students who plan to leave for break and have intentions of leaving a car parked on campus will need to make sure their vehicle is moved to one of the outer parking spaces in either parking lot A (Stewart Center) or parking lot J (Collier Baker/Kroske Residence Hall) to avoid the potential need to move your car in the event the lots need to be cleared of snow during the break. Cars that need to be moved will be charged up to $100 in charges for towing.  

Residence Halls

Campus Safety & Security and Residence Life staff will be available throughout the break. We will text, email, and post on the app throughout the break if the campus needs students to move cars for the snowplows to clear the lots. If leaving for the break, please remove any perishable food from your room, take out your trash, unplug your appliances, lock your door, and close your windows.

Campus Dining

Meal Plans

We are happy to offer a wide variety of food here at University of Sioux Falls.  Whether you are craving a made-to-order sandwich, a salad, or one of our signature house creations, we are sure to have something on the menu you will love! In Salisbury dining hall you will find Classic Kitchen, offering comfort food from home and signature house creations, Global Fare, cuisine from around the world, Sauce & Stone, pizza right out of the oven, Flame, grill favorites, Local Deli, build your own sandwich, Greens, a robust salad bar, Sweet Shop, fresh baked desserts, and A-Zone, our allergen friendly station.    Our rotating specialty concepts offer everything from comfort food to healthy options to global specialties — and everything in between. The menu can be found on // here you will see allergen icons and nutritional information! 


In Cooper’s Café you will find We Proudly Serve Starbucks coffee made the way you like with your favorite espresso drinks hot or iced and Tryon Market grab and go options from freshly made salads, sandwiches, snacks and more!