Most WMU offices closed Labor Day weekend

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Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 1.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Except for essential and emergency services, Western Michigan University offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of U.S. Labor Day.

Listed below are Labor Day weekend hours for select University offices and services. Most campus services are closed or on reduced hours Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1. Faculty and staff, students and the public are encouraged to call ahead to make sure that a particular office is open before driving to campus. For emergencies only, contact WMU Public Safety at (269) 387-5555.

Fall semester classes begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Many offices, including Admissions, Bronco Express, financial aid, and First-Year Experience programs, are closed Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1. No campus tours will take place over the weekend.

Bernhard Center and Bronco Mall store hours are available online. Open reduced hours Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1, are: the Bernhard Information Desk, Biggby Coffee, Buster's/Textbook Alley, Santorini Grill and Subway. All other shops and services are closed.

Information Technology Help Desk is closed Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1, and will resume normal fall hours at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. The Help Desk is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 25-29.

Information Technology Mobile Help Desk is closed Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1, and will resume normal fall hours at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Bernhard Center computer lab is closed Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1 and begins fall semester hours at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.

University Computing Center lab is closed Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31, and begins fall semester hours at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. The UCC lab is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1.

One Stop Convenience Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 25-29, and closed Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1. The center will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 2-4, and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 5.

Student Recreation Center is closed through Saturday, Aug. 30, with the exception of Tuesday, Aug. 26, when the center will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center will then be open noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31; closed Monday, Sept. 1; and begins fall semester hours at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Sindecuse Health Center, including the pharmacy, is closed Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1. Medical emergencies should be referred to local hospitals or other health care providers.

Unified Clinics is closed Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1.

University Libraries are closed Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1. Waldo Library will begin fall semester hours at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. Branch libraries will begin fall semester hours at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Energy savings

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.