WMU News

University closing Dec. 24 at noon

Dec. 16, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- President Elson S. Floyd announced today that Western Michigan University will officially close at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 24, to allow employees more time to share the holidays with their families.

Nearly all WMU offices will be closed from noon Tuesday, Dec. 24, until 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2. Classes resume Monday, Jan. 6, beginning at 4 p.m.

While most staff members will be released at noon Dec. 24, a few employees in essential-service areas--such as power plant and public safety--will be required to work. Pay for these employees will be determined either by the applicable bargaining unit contract or the winter closure policy listed in the Staff Compensation System Employee Handbook.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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