App State students will soon be heading home for the holiday break, and unlike previous years, they will not return until spring semester begins in January.

Residence halls will close at noon on Wednesday, November 25, and remain closed through Friday, January 15. Residential students will be required to turn in their keys prior to leaving. Keys will be reissued when students return in January and after the university receives documentation of a negative COVID-19 test.

Campus Dining will operate through December 12 with reduced operations after November 25.

The newly announced Meals for Mountaineers program will be available through January 10 for students, faculty and staff who would like a free meal during break.

App State has created a Holiday and Winter Break Departure and Return Plan page for students. The link to the latest updates can be found at