Information about the Holiday Break



Congrats on finishing the fall semester.  No vacation is as sweet as a vacation following final exams.


I want to be sure you know what is happening (or, more accurately, not happening) here in the next few weeks.


The University is closed for Holiday Break from the afternoon of December 21st until Wednesday, January 2.


Some services will have limited operation during that time.  For those of you who will be around campus during the holidays, we have compiled a list of holiday hours for various services:




The Harkness Commons will close at 2pm today. It will be closed for the winter break and will re-open on January 2nd at 8:00am-2:00pm.  Dinner service reopens at 5:00pm on January 7th.


Further information can be found here





The library holds regular hours today.  It will be closed at 5pm on December 22nd and reopen after the break at 8am on January 2nd. During this time, students will have no access to the library building, so please plan ahead! If you will need to check out any books for use over the break or scan any materials that you keep at your carrel or on a journal¹s shelf (or if you want to check out any DVDs to watch over the break), please allow plenty of time to do so prior to 5pm on December 22nd.


Further information can be found here




Should you need health care during the holiday break, Urgent Care / Medical Care and the Stillman Infirmary will be available at Holyoke Center 24 hours per day during the Holiday Break. These services are available as needed through After Hours Urgent Care, which is located on the 5th floor of HUHS in Holyoke Center at 75 Mt. Auburn Street. The entrance during this period is at the garage level between Dunster and Holyoke Streets. Normal hours will resume January 3rd. If you have any difficulties, please call 617-495-5711 or 617-495-2010.  More info is here.





The Law School Coop will be open until 6pm today and reopens in the WCC at 9am on Wednesday, January 2.  More info is here.





The Hemenway Gymnasium will be open until 2pm today.  It will be closed between December 22nd and January 1st reopening Wednesday, January 2nd from 6am-8pm.


Further information can be found here.




The Law School Copy Center will reopen on Wednesday, January 2 at 9am.


WCC shutdown


All electric power will be shut down for one night during the winter break, from 8PM ­ 6AM. The purpose of this power shutdown is to complete necessary work related to the Pound Hall renovation within WCC¹s electrical substation. The project team has scheduled this for Thursday Dec 27th and into Friday Dec 28th for this shutdown.  During the power outage there will be no occupancy or access to the building.




The Dean of Students Office (along with all other administrative offices) will be closed during this time.  If you need to speak with someone from our office during the break, HUPD (617-495-1212) will be able to contact us in an emergency.


Best wishes for a happy and relaxing break.  We look forward to seeing you in 2013!

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