2010 - 2011 Winter Break Closings

December 10, 2010

BUILDING CLOSURES
All University buildings will be closed from Monday, December 20, 2010, at 10 p.m. until Monday, January 3, 2011, at 6 a.m.

Exceptions:

  • International Student Residential Accommodations, for which special arrangements must have been made already through the Office of Housing and Residential Life.
  • Performance venues may be opened for shows and events as scheduled.

Once a building is closed, Public Safety staff will tour to make sure everyone is out of the building. Anyone found inside will be asked to leave. Please note that once the building has been secured, re-admittance will not be permitted.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR ACCESS TO CLOSED BUILDINGS
Faculty, staff and students who need to enter any building for an essential purpose MUST make arrangements with Public Safety in advance and in writing through their department heads.

Such persons will also need to report to the Guard Station between Furness and Hamilton halls at the time access is required so that the Public Safety staff can arrange to admit them to the building in question.

Faculty, staff or student ID cards will be required for admission to University buildings. Individuals who cannot produce a valid University ID will not be admitted.

The special arrangements for Technicians are unchanged.

CAR PARKING
Vehicles parked in any registered University of the Arts space without prior authorization will be towed at the owner’s expense.

DELIVERIES AND MAIL
Since there will be no facilities open for accepting deliveries on the dates when the University is closed, faculty, staff and support departments are asked to bring these dates to the attention of any firms from which deliveries of equipment, etc. may be expected. Mail will be collected from the Post Office. Delivery will resume January 3, 2011.

STUDENT CAMPUS SHUTTLE SERVICE
Please note that the Campus Shuttle Service will cease for the duration of the holiday closing period. The last service will be Monday, December 20, 2010, leaving Terra at 11:30 p.m. This will be its last call and the service will then cease. The service will resume on the first day of the spring term on Monday January 10, 2011.

COMPUTERS AND LIGHT REMINDER
It would be appreciated if faculty and staff shut down their computers and printers before they leave for the holiday break. Please help the Public Safety staff by switching off any lights that are not needed. Each of these steps helps save electricity.

HEAT
Heating systems will remain on when buildings are vacated, but at reduced temperatures to save energy.

Above: Thousands of twinkling lights brighten the streets of Philadelphia during the holiday season, including the area around City Hall. Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC.

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