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Winter Closure Information - Frequently Asked Questions

Below is important information for students regarding the winter closure period at OHIO. The winter closure is a special period within the normal winter break during which most university buildings and offices will be closed. The winter closure will occur December 25 - January 1.

Looking for things to do during the winter closure and break?

If you're looking for things to do throughout Winter Break and during the closure, Bird Arena has a full calendar of events and activities (the links below):

December 16, 2013 - January 12, 2014

What is the process for requesting interim housing during the closure?

Reservations are required for interim/temporary housing. The application for reservations is found on the Residential Housing website, here: http://www.ohio.edu/housing/gi/student.cfm

When is the Winter Closure?

Winter Closure: December 25- January 1

Winter Closure is not the same as Winter Break, which will take place December 14, 2013- January 12, 2014.

What student service offices will be closed?

Chubb Hall and academic offices will be closed for all student services between December 25 through January 1 2013.

Services not available (December 25-January 1):

a. Registrar

b. Bursar

c. Financial Aid

d. Residential Housing Business Office

e. Admissions

f. All primary academic offices

Who should I contact in the event of an emergency during the winter closure?

Contact 911 or Ohio University Police Department: 740-593-1911.

Will all students have to leave campus?

No, Residential Housing will house interim housing, winter sport athletes, international students, and specialized programs.

What facilities will be closed and/or provide limited services?

a. Residence Halls- Will be closed, except for interim housing, winter sport athletes, international students, and specialized programs.

b. Dining Facilities- Closed December 14, 2013, open for brunch on Jaunary 12, 2014. Winter sport athletes, international students, and specialized programs will work with dining services to address dining needs. (Please see http://www.ohio.edu/food/ for more information about Winter Break hours.)

c. Recreation Facilities- Ping Center: Closed December 14, 2013- January 11, 2014. 

d. Baker University Center- Closed from December 25, 2013- January 1, 2014.

e. Alden Library- Closed December 25, 2013- January 1, 2014.

f. Campus Care- Closed December 25, 2013- January 1, 2014.

For medical emergencies, contact: 

1.     O’Bleness http://www.obleness.org

2.     Holzer Clinic http://www.holzerclinic.com/

3.     UMA Express Carehttp://www.umadoc.com/specialties/express.php

g. Counseling & Psychological Services- Closed December 25, 2013- January 1, 2014.

h. Templeton Blackburn Memorial Auditorium- Closed December 25, 2013- January 1, 2014. 

i. Academic buildings

j. Administrative buildings

k. Non-staffed Student Affairs Facilities

What services WILL be available?

a. Ohio University Police Department- All services

b. Counseling & Psychological Services- Will be open Monday - Friday (8am-5pm), December 14-24. Please check the Counseling & Psychological Services website for any updates to their hours.

c. Residential Housing On-Call Staff- Residential Housing On-Call staff will be shared with those students in interim housing, OR call OUPD.

d. Student Affairs On-Call Staff- Contact Ohio University Police Department in the event of an emergency.