Requests should be made online, if possible. After the online form closes, requests can be made to the Office of Residential Life (309/556-3113) during IWU business hours, or to the RD-on-Duty (309/531-8934) outside of business hours.
Use the following links to make a break key request:
For Thanksgiving break, requests must made online before Nov. 19 to incur no charge. Requests made on or after Nov. 19 will incur a $10 or $25 charge.
For Winter break, requests must made online before Dec. 4 to incur no charge. Requests made on or after Dec. 4 will incur a $10 or $25 charge.
For Spring break, requests must made online before Feb. 26 to incur no charge. Requests made on or after Feb 26 will incur a $10 or $25 charge.
For May Term break, requests must made online before Apr. 18 to incur no charge. Requests made on or after Apr. 18 will incur a $10 or $25 charge.
Break keys requested by the published deadline will be delivered to the student’s residence hall desk (as a package). Break keys requested after the published deadline must be picked up in the Office of Residential Life.
Students living in Munsell must request break access, but will use the same card swipe for building access that is used during the academic year.
The Gates at Wesleyan and East Street Apartments do not “close” for breaks and students may remain in residence through the break period.
Students must request their own keys by completing an online request. Keys cannot be requested for a student by a coach or other campus sponsor.
Plan ahead and make your request in advance (by the posted deadline) to avoid a charge.
If a break key is lost, the core and all associated keys are replaced (typically a $200 - $300 cost depending on the hall), and the cost of that replacement is charged equally among students whose keys were not returned.
Return it immediately to your Residence Director. If the recore has not yet been completed, the request can be withdrawn and charges avoided.
Return your break key to your Residence Director or to the Office of Residential Life.
Break keys must be returned by 4 PM on the first day of class after each break.
Contact emergency services at 911, campus security at 309/556-1111 or the RD on Duty at 309/319-6381.
If damages occur in the hall, and individual will be held accountable for them if one can be identified. In cases where an individual cannot be identified, all students with a break key will be charged equal shares of the damage cost as per the residence hall damage policy.