Winter recess 2022-23 hours announced for campus offices, facilities

Contact: Eric D. Effinger

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Most Western Michigan University offices will observe the 2022-23 winter recess from Friday, Dec. 23, through Tuesday, Jan. 3. Some campus services will close or operate on limited hours through the start of spring semester. 

Listed below are holiday hours for select University offices and services. Students, faculty, staff and the public are encouraged to call ahead to make sure a particular office is open. 

For emergencies only, contact WMU Public Safety at 911. For non-emergencies, call (269) 488-8911. 

Office closings apply to non-represented University employees. Many represented employees have contractually scheduled regular work days Dec. 23 to Jan. 3 since the University continues to provide services during winter recess. Represented employees should direct questions to their management. 

View holiday 2022-23 schedules for employees. 

Many offices, including admissions, Bronco Express and the Office of Student Transitions will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 3.

Aviation shuttle service will run through Dec. 18 and resume for spring semester service on Jan. 9

Bernhard Center is closed Dec. 18 with limited hours from Dec. 19 until the beginning of spring semester.

  • Dec. 19-22, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • Dec. 23-Jan. 3, closed

  • Jan. 4-6, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • Jan. 7, noon to 6 p.m. 

  • Jan. 8, noon to midnight 

Spring semester hours beginning Jan. 9 at the Bernhard Center are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Store and vendor hours vary.

Valley Dining Center will close Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. and Café 1903 will close at 2 p.m. Both dining facilities will reopen Jan. 9. 

The Help Desk will be closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 3.  Beginning Jan. 4, services will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Metro Transit campus services for Ring Road, Solon Kendall and Parkview routes ends Dec. 18 and resumes Jan. 9 for spring semester. 

Miller Auditorium will close Dec. 23 and reopen on Jan. 4. 

Sindecuse Health Center, including the pharmacy, is closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 3. Spring semester hours resume at 8 a.m. on Jan. 4. Medical emergencies should be referred to local hospitals or other health care providers. 

The Student Recreation Center is closed Dec. 17 with limited hours from Dec. 19 until the start of spring semester.

  • Dec. 19-22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

  • Dec. 23-Jan. 3, closed

  • Jan. 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

  • Jan. 5-6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Jan. 8, closed for staff training

Unified Clinics will close Dec. 23 through Jan. 3 and reopen for regular hours on Jan. 4. 

Waldo Library is closed Dec. 18 with limited hours until the start of spring semester.

  • Dec. 19-22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Dec. 23-Jan. 3, closed

  • Jan. 4-6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Jan. 7 and 8, closed 

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, unless a space is exempt from the program. The temperature in spaces will not go outside of the range of 55 to 85 degrees. Portions of a particular building that do not regularly go into night setback mode will not go into holiday mode. 

Employees are reminded to shut off and unplug all nonessential electronics before winter recess. 

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