WMU News

WMU closed beginning Dec. 24 for holiday recess

Dec. 17, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Except for essential and emergency services, Western Michigan University is closed Friday, Dec. 24, to Monday, Jan. 3, for the university's holiday recess.

WMU residence halls open for spring semester at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, and classes begin at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3. WMU offices reopen during regular hours beginning Jan. 3.

In the only public event on campus during the 10-day holiday recess, the Bronco men's basketball team takes on the University of South Alabama at University Arena at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28.

Listed below are the holiday recess hours for selected university offices and services. 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.

Admissions office is closed Dec. 24 to Jan 3.

Computer lab in the Bernhard Center closed Dec. 11 and reopens at noon Sunday, Jan. 2. The UCC lab is closed Dec. 24-25, open noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 26, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 27-28, closed Dec. 29, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 30, closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, and open noon to 10 p.m. Jan. 2 and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan 3. The computer Help Desk is closed Dec. 24 to Jan 3.

WMU's computer network will be down from 6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, until 7 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, for major system improvements. WMU Web pages and e-mail will be unavailable during the outage.

Student Recreation Center is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 20-23, closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, open noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, and open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3.

Sindecuse Health Center, excluding the pharmacy, is closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2. The pharmacy is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 28-29, and closed the remainder of the recess. Medical emergencies should be referred to local hospitals or other health care providers.

Waldo Library is closed Dec. 18-19, open noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 20-23 and closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2. The library resumes normal hours Monday, Jan. 3.

West Hills Athletic Club closes Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.; is closed Dec. 25-26; is open normal hours Dec. 27-29; closes Dec. 31 at 6 p.m.; is closed Jan. 1; and is open Jan 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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