KALAMAZOO—Except for essential and emergency services, Western Michigan University offices will be closed Friday, July 4, in observance of U.S. Independence Day. Summer classes will not meet July 4.
Listed below are Independence Day holiday hours for select University offices and services. In most cases, offices are closed July 4 and open during normal summer hours the remainder of the week. Faculty, students and the public are encouraged to call ahead to make sure that a particular office on campus is open.
For emergencies only, contact WMU Public Safety at (269) 387-5555.
- Many offices, including Admissions, Bronco Express, financial aid, and First-Year Experience programs, are closed Friday through Sunday, July 4-6.
- Bernhard Center and all Bronco Mall stores are closed Friday, July 4.
- Bernhard Center computer lab closes at 10 p.m. Thursday, July 3, and reopens at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5.
- Information Technology Help Desk is closed Friday through Sunday, July 4-6.
- Sindecuse Health Center closes at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 3, with the pharmacy closing at 5:30 p.m. that day, and reopens at 8 a.m. Monday, July 7. Medical emergencies should be referred to local hospitals or other health care providers.
- Student Recreation Center closes at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 3, and reopens at 8 a.m. Monday, July 7.
- Unified Clinics are closed Friday through Sunday, July 4-6.
- University Computing Center lab closes at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 3, and reopens at 8 a.m. Monday, July 7.
- Waldo Library is closed Friday and Saturday, July 4-5, open from noon to midnight Sunday, July 6, and resumes normal summer hours Monday, July 7. Hours for branch libraries are available here.
To reduce energy costs while the University is closed, heating and cooling systems in all office and classroom buildings controlled by the WMU Building Energy Management System will be in holiday mode. Air handlers will not run during this time, unless a space is exempt from the program or the temperature in a particular space goes outside of the range of 60 to 85 degrees. Portions of a particular building that do not normally go into night setback mode will not go into holiday mode.
Employees are reminded to shut off and unplug all non-essential electronics before the long weekend.