Plan for reduced services, building hours during winter break

Erb Memorial Union

Make a note of University of Oregon winter break campus closures or reduced hours to keep your holiday planning and activities on schedule.

For most students and many faculty members, winter vacation runs Dec. 11-Jan. 2. The law school’s final exams finish Dec. 16. The Office of Human Resources provides guidance on paid holidays for various work groups and how that affects staffing.

Employees – including those in Portland and Charleston – should check with their department and building manager about specific closures during the break. Below are some notable changes to hours for services in Eugene.

Parking spaces may be easier to find, but all campus lots will be patrolled as usual. Transportation Services offices will be closed Dec. 22-24 and 31. As a reminder, all parking service transactions are available through UO’s Parking Portal.

Take care not to leave smelly trash in your work space over the holidays. The Zero Waste Program will be closed Dec. 20-Jan. 2. Garbage services and recycling, including cardboard, will run twice per week at open locations during this time.

The Erb Memorial Union is decked out in sparkly decorations for the season. It will operate with scaled-back hours and be closed the weekend of Dec. 11-12. The building will not be open Dec. 18 through Jan. 1. The EMU reopens on Jan. 2 at noon.

On-campus dining options will be reduced. All residence hall dining venues will be closed after 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, with limited options reopening Jan. 1. University Catering will be closed to new orders from Dec. 11 to Jan. 2.

For those working on publication jobs over the winter break, Print Services at the Baker Center will close early on Dec. 16 at noon. Watch for news on the remodeled campus copy shop in early 2022.

The Technology Service Desk will be closed Dec. 22-25, 31 and Jan. 1, with no remote support available. From Dec. 12-30, tech support will be available remotely by phone at 541-346-4357 or live chat from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, except during the abovementioned closures. In-person support and the EMU computer lab in Room 042 EMU will be unavailable during winter break. Regular hours for all services resume Jan. 2.

The IT service desk for User Support Services–Academic North, located in Room 124 Lawrence Hall, will be closed Dec. 22-24 and 31. It will otherwise be open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the break.

The Equipment Checkout desk in Knight Library will be open 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 13 to accept equipment returns. It will otherwise be closed for winter break.

Tech support tickets can be submitted through the UO Service Portal 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the year. UO IT staff will respond to tickets when available.

The University Health Center is open for patient care Dec. 13-17, 9 a.m. to noon. It will be closed to patients from Dec. 20-Jan. 2. The nurse advice line is available 24/7 by calling 541-346-2770.

University Counseling Center’s after-hours support and crisis line is always available at 541-346-3227.

Check out your holiday collection of books and movies before the Knight Library is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, starting Dec. 11. Please check the library website for details on all library locations, which will be closed Dec. 22-26, as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Regular operating hours resume on Jan. 3.

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History will maintain regular operating hours with the exception of Dec. 22-26 and Jan. 1. Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will be closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 4. Both museums have new exhibits on display and stores filled with interesting gifts.

Plan your preholiday workouts around the Student Recreation Center’s modified hours. It will be closed Dec. 11-12 and Dec. 18 to Jan. 2.

The last day of normal operations for Duck Rides is Dec. 10. The nighttime transportation service will restart Jan. 3.

Ride-hailing services will operate as usual while some LTD buses serving campus may have limited schedules. UO Police Department staff can provide safety escorts to students and employees, from any campus location to any other campus location, 24 hours per day.

Starting Dec. 1, UO students can again opt in to the UO Police Department’s Vacation Watch program to have officers do regular patrol checks on their off-campus homes this winter break.

Students who live near campus can register their residences before leaving the area over the break. UOPD officers will check registered vacant residences as often as possible during their regular patrols. Officers will also pick up any mailed packages left outside at the door of registered homes for safe keeping.

Winter term starts Monday, Jan. 3.

—By Jennifer Archer, University Communications