Announcement: Updated Information About Spring Break

March 11, 2020

Sent to students March 11, 2020

Thank you all for your taking the time to review the email sent yesterday evening. I have received emails asking for clarification and wanted to take some time this morning to provide additional details. 

Residential students who remained in University housing during spring break, are unable to leave and need continued housing on campus during the extended spring break: Please complete the exceptional circumstances request form. Requests will be reviewed today and tomorrow, and each individual will be contacted within 48 hours. Though there are not any known cases of COVID-19 in the UArts community, closing campus for an additional week allows students to begin practicing social isolation, in order to limit any impact COVID-19 might have on our campus. 

For residential students who have left campus but need to return to gather items from their rooms: When you arrive to your hall, you will find that it is open, Public Safety is present and sign-in procedures are the same as at other times of the year. We understand that some students might need to stop by to collect things. However, please move quickly and not remain on campus any longer than needed to collect your things. Again, our goal in closing campus to students for a week is to limit the spread of germs and keep our community healthy. 

Mangia Dining will remain open this week, as originally intended for spring break. Mangia will be open 8 a.m.–2 p.m., now through Friday, March 13. Terra Dining Hall and the Mezz are closed. We will communicate dining operations or closures for March 14–March 23 later this week. 

For students with items in academic buildings that they need to retrieve: Please visit academic buildings this week to collect your things. When you arrive there, you will find that the building is open, Public Safety is present and sign-in procedures are the same as other times in the year. Building hours posted for spring break remain unchanged; see hours of operation, listed below. Students are not required to move all materials out of their spaces—only come to campus if you must retrieve something. 

Academic Buildings: Closed Monday, March 9, and Friday, March 13

Academic Buildings: Open during normal operating hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 10–12

Weekend and Mid-Week Hours: Anderson Hall, Hamilton Hall Studios and Terra Hall will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Arts Bank and Gershman Hall will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

FURNESS SHOPS:             Tues – Thurs, 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.

HAMILTON HALL:                Tues – Thurs, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

                                              Sat: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Many of you have questions about shows, finales, shop access, project completion, etc. Academic leadership is working on these plans. Please give your faculty and programs time to work out the details. We will be sending updates as soon as information is available. 

Again, the campus is closed to students during extended spring break (March 13– 22). We are using the remainder of this week for students to collect needed items and review housing requests. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to reach out. 

Sara Pyle 
AVP, Student Services

Learn more about UArts’ response to coronavirus.