Some campus services, buildings to cut hours during break

Aerial view of campus

The winter break runs Dec. 10-Jan. 8 for most schools and colleges. The law school break begins slightly later following final exams ending Dec. 16. Several holidays are observed during the break.

Visit the HR website for the observance schedule and paid holidays including the special day of leave. With the break in the academic schedule comes changes to university campuses.

Most university building doors on the Eugene campus will be locked during observed holidays and academic breaks as part of a new procedure and safety effort. Refer to the Safety Risk Services website for procedure details and building exceptions. Employees may access locked buildings with keys and prox cards. Those without keys or prox cards should contact their supervisor to request access.

Campus Planning and Facilities Management has information on holiday closures and major projects, including the Hamilton and Walton Hall Transformation Project, on the department’s construction and impacts map.

Parking spaces may be easier to find, but all campus lots will be patrolled as usual. Transportation Services will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Winter term parking permits are on sale now and become active on Dec. 26.

Take care not to leave smelly trash in work spaces over the holidays. The Zero Waste Program will be closed Dec. 26-Jan. 6. Garbage Services will run reduced operations servicing locations that are open during break.

The Erb Memorial Union will operate with scaled-back hours and be closed the weekend of Dec. 10-11. Not all vendors and services will be operating during the times the EMU is open. Starting Dec. 17 until Jan. 2 the building will not be open. Refer to the website for the latest schedule.

For those working on publication jobs over the winter break, Print Services at the Baker Center will be open during break except on the observed holidays of Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

Campus Mail Services will remain open with no adjustment to service hours. It will provide route services modified to accommodate department closures. If there are questions or accommodation requests please contact them by email,, or phone at 541-346-3130.

On-campus dining options will be reduced. Peruse the Food on Campus map to find campus coffee spots and EMU restaurants, including their hours. All residence hall dining venues will be closed after 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, with limited options reopening Jan. 7.

University Health Services, including Counseling Services, is open for patient care Dec. 14-16, 9 a.m. to noon. It will be closed to patients from Dec. 19-Jan. 4. Administrative closures will be Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. University Counseling Services after-hours support and crisis line is always available at 541-346-3227. The University Testing Center is closed Dec. 26 through Jan. 2.

Check out your holiday collection of books and movies before the Knight Library is closed Saturdays and Sundays, starting Dec. 10. Regular operating hours resume Monday, Jan. 9. Other libraries will follow a similar schedule with some extended closures.

Duck Rides only operates while classes are in session and will be closed Dec. 9-Jan. 8. Ride-hailing services will operate as usual while some LTD buses serving campus may have limited schedules.

Plan your preholiday workouts around the Student Recreation Center modified hours. It will be closed from Dec. 10 to Jan. 2 for the break and maintenance.

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is closed for a short winter break, Dec. 21-27. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will be closed to the public from Dec. 19 through Jan. 5. Both locations have gift shops for holiday shopping during open hours.

The Duck Store campus location is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily during winter break and will be closed on Christmas and New Year's Day. The stores in the law school and rec center are closed Dec. 12-Jan. 6. The store in the EMU is closed Dec. 12-Jan. 2.

The Technology Service Desk, located in Room 036 of the EMU, will be closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1-2. From Dec. 10-Jan. 7, tech support will be available remotely by phone at 541-346-4357 and by live chat during reduced hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week, except during the abovementioned closures. Regular hours resume Jan. 8. In-person support will be unavailable Dec. 17-Jan. 2 but will otherwise maintain regular hours of Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., during winter break.

The EMU computer lab in Room 042 will be closed Dec. 17-Jan. 2 and will otherwise be operating on a reduced break schedule, as detailed in the UO Service Portal.

The IT service desk for User Support Services–Academic North, located in Room 124, Lawrence Hall, will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. It will otherwise be open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. during the 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.

Winter term starts Monday, Jan. 9.

—By Jennifer Archer, University Communications