**IMPORTANT: This information was for Thanksgiving Break 2012 and is here for reference purposes only. This will be updated again in the fall of 2013.**
The following information will help you prepare for Thanksgiving break. More information will be added as it becomes available. If you have questions that are not addressed here, please contact our office.
The residence halls are open and students are permitted to remain on campus. However, because College offices are closed, all student housing (residence halls, apartment buildings, and houses) will be locked at noon on Wednesday, November 21 and will remain locked until 7 a.m. on Sunday, November 25. Only residents of a particular building will have access to that building over the break; guests wanting to visit a building in which they do not live must make arrangements with a resident of that building to gain access.
As always, please lock your room door when you are away from your room (even if you just run down to the bathroom), carry your keys at all times, and do not prop exterior doors for any reason. RAs are scheduled to be on duty over the break; however, there will be reduced staffing in the RA boxes. If you need to check anything out from the RA box (cooking equipment, games, videos, etc.) or you need access to storage, please do so by Tuesday night at the latest. Campus Safety is not permitted to check out hall equipment or give students access to storage.
During break periods (including official College holidays), Facility Services staff may be doing necessary maintenance, deep cleaning, and/or renovations to common areas. At times, this work may require altering normal traffic flow (like periodically closing certain entrances or stairwells). At other times, this work may require entering student rooms. Every effort will be made to notify students in advance (through e-mails or through signs posted in the buildings). However, advanced notice may not be possible in every situation. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.
Campus Safety officers will be on campus at all times over break. The officers will be making regular rounds through the residence halls. As always, students are advised to report any suspicious characters or activities to Campus Safety. If you need assistance, contact Campus Safety (319) 895-4299 (or x4299 from an on-campus telephone). For an emergency, call 911 (or 9-911 from an on-campus telephone).
Checklist for students leaving for the break
If you are leaving for break, we encourage you to:
- Turn off and unplug appliances (refrigerators and aquariums may remain plugged in)
- Remove all trash from your room and take it to a common area trash can in your building
- Close and lock all windows (pipes could freeze and burst if windows are left open)
- Close blinds
- Turn off alarm clock
- Turn off lights
- Lock your door
Office and building hours
Please be aware that offices on campus will close at noon on Wednesday, November 21 and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 26. Services like the Thomas Commons, Cole Library, Dining Services, computer labs, and the Small Multi-Sports Center will all have abbreviated hours over the break.
The following hours have been confirmed. More will be added as hours are solidified. If you have questions about a particular service not on this list, please contact the appropriate office.
The ScrambleThe Scramble will have modified hours as follows (please refer to Dining Services website for updates):
|Wednesday||7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.||10:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.||5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. *Breakfast Take-Out available.|
|Thursday||No meal served
(please plan accordingly)
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
|No meal served. * Take-Out provided at lunch service.|
|Friday||Take-Out breakfast available from 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.||12 p.m. - 1 p.m. * Take-Out available for dinner.||No meal served. * Take-Out provided at lunch service.|
|Saturday||Take-Out breakfast available from 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.||12 p.m. - 1 p.m. *Take-Out available for dinner.||No meal served. * Take-Out provided at lunch service.|
|Sunday||No meal served
(please plan accordingly)
|11 a.m. - 1 p.m.||5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
The Rathskeller will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and will reopen at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 25. Please refer to Dining Services website for updates.
Cole Library will close at noon on Wednesday, November 21 and will reopen at noon on Sunday, November 25. Refer to the Cole Library hours for updates.
Thomas Commons Information Desk
The Thomas Commons Information Desk will have the following hours (refer to the Information Desk website for updates):
- Wednesday, November 21: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 22: Closed
- Friday, November 23: 7:30 a.m.- 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 24: 7:30 a.m.- 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday, November 25: 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Getting to and from the airport
If you will be traveling and don't have a car, you can refer to a list of transportation suggestions compiled by the the Thomas Commons Information Desk. You will find the College's electronic need a ride board as well as information on commercial transportation opportunities.