Many WMU offices closed for Independence Day

Contact: Cara Barnes
Photo of fireworks.

Independence Day is Monday, July 4.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Except for essential and emergency services, Western Michigan University offices will be closed Monday, 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.

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.

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