Dec. 17, 2009

Winter break: special hours

Due to holidays and extreme financial conditions, much of the university will be shut down from Dec. 24 to Jan. 3. Following is a compilation of plans made by some of the campus units you might hope to use during this time:

Athletics ticket office, Jacobson Athletics Building
Dec. 24, 25 and 28, Jan. 1: Closed
Dec. 29-30: Noon-3:30 p.m. (4-7:30 p.m., staff at Hilton ticket office)
Purchase tickets anytime at

Before you leave

Here are some energy-saving suggestions and communications tips for offices that will close over break.

Basketball games, Hilton Coliseum
To be played as scheduled (weather permitting)

Brunnier Art Museum (290 Scheman)
All current exhibitions end Dec. 23
Dec. 24-Jan. 3: Closed
Jan. 4-11: Closed for exhibition installation

Christian Petersen Art Museum (1017 Morrill)
Dec. 12-18: Closed for exhibition installation
Dec. 19-Jan. 10: Closed

Farm House Museum (central campus)
"Thomas Nast Christmas" exhibition ends Dec. 18
Dec. 19-Jan. 10: Closed

Hotel Memorial Union
Closed the nights of Dec. 23 through Jan. 1, reopens Jan. 2

ISU Dining
Winter break hours

ISU Postal and Parcel
Dec. 28-31: No shutdown planned; regular service to buildings that are not locked and until building mail drop locations are full

Lied Recreation Center/Beyer Hall
Dec. 24-25, Jan. 1: Closed
Winter break hours (pdf)

Maintenance Shop ticket office, Memorial Union
Dec. 21-22: Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dec. 23-27: Closed
Dec. 28-30: Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dec. 31-Jan. 1: Closed

Memorial Union (Includes public meeting spaces; unit offices may keep different hours; parking ramp accessible all days)
5 p.m. Dec. 23-8 a.m. Dec. 26: Building closed
Dec. 26-27: Building open 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Dec. 28-31: Building open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. (closes at 5 p.m. Dec. 31)
5 p.m. Dec. 31-8 a.m. Jan. 2: Building closed

Reiman Gardens
Dec. 25 and Jan. 1: Closed
Butterfly Blizzard exhibition runs through Jan. 3
Fern exhibition in the conservatory runs through Dec. 31

University Book Store, Memorial Union
Dec. 24-27, Jan. 1-3: Closed
Open regular break hours on other days

University Library (all sites)
Dec. 24-Jan. 3: Closed