Some campus offices on reduced hours for the holidays

Contact: Deanne Puca
Photo of the WMU library clock tower with pine trees in front that are covered in snow.

Spring semester begins Monday, Jan. 7.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.— Most Western Michigan University offices will observe holiday recess from Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1. Holiday recess begins with the end of fall semester, and some campus services will cease or have reduced hours starting Friday, Dec. 14, through the start of spring semester.

  • Residence halls open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5.
  • Spring semester begins at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7.

Listed below are holiday hours for select University offices and services. 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.

Office closings apply to non-represented University employees. Many represented employees may have contractually scheduled regular work days Dec. 24-Jan. 1 since the University continues to provide services during the recess. Represented employees should direct questions to their management.

Many offices, including Admissions, Bronco Express, financial aid and Office of Student Transitions will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1.

Bernhard Center and Bronco Mall store hours are available online. The Bernhard Center will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1.

Information Technology Help Desk is closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1, and will resume regular hours at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Information Technology Mobile Help Desk will resume regular hours at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6. See the Mobile Help Desk Calendar for details.

Bernhard Center computer lab closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec.  14, and will remain closed through Saturday, Jan.  5. It reopens at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan.  6.

University Computing Center lab is closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1, and resumes regular hours at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2

Student Recreation Center is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec.  12-13 and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 14; closed Dec. 15-16; open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 17-21; closed from Dec. 22-Jan.  1, open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 2-4 and from noon to 7 p.m. Jan. 5-6. Regular semester hours resume at 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7.

Sindecuse Health Center, including the pharmacy, is closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1, and resumes regular hours at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2. Medical emergencies should be referred to local hospitals or other health care providers.

Unified Clinics is closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1, and resumes regular hours at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Miller Auditorium will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 24, closed Dec. 25, open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 26-28, open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 29, and closed Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Regular business hours will resume Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Waldo Library is open 7:30 a.m. to midnight Dec. 7 and 10 a.m. to midnight Dec. 8-9; for 24 hours Dec. 10-13, closing at midnight; from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Closed Dec. 16, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17-21; closed from Dec. 22-Jan. 1; open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan.  2-4; closed Jan. 5-6; Regular semester hours continue at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan.  7.

Energy Savings

To reduce energy costs during the recess, 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 winter recess.

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