Winter break schedules at Iowa State

Iowa State University offices are closed for the holidays Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1. Additionally, many buildings and departments will be partially or fully closed from Dec. 22 through Jan. 1 -- a period when classes aren't in session, university activities slow down and many employees take vacation.

Call ahead before coming to campus

Visitors to campus Dec. 22 through Jan. 1 should call ahead to ensure that their destination facilities are open. (ISU directory: individuals | departments )

Energy savings anticipated

Winter break shutdowns typically result in utility savings. Reduced demands for electricity and steam (heat) have saved the university close to $5,000 per day in previous years. Savings last year were smaller due to unusually mild temperatures.

New semester

Spring semester class work begins Jan. 14.

Winter break schedules for selected facilities

Here's the winter break schedule for some popular Iowa State facilities.

Athletics ticket office, Jacobson Athletics Building
Closed: Dec. 24-27, Dec. 31, Jan. 1 
Holiday hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 28
Hilton Coliseum ticket office opens one hour prior to events.

Brunnier Art Museum (290 Scheman)
Closed: Dec. 17-Jan. 7

Christian Petersen Art Museum (1017 Morrill)
Closed: Dec. 15-Jan. 13

Farm House Museum (central campus)
Closed: Dec. 15-Jan. 13

Hotel Memorial Union
Closed: 5 p.m. Dec. 21-8 a.m. Dec. 26

Lied Center/Beyer Hall/State Gym
Winter break hours (PDF)

Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union
Closed: Through Jan. 13

Memorial Union
Closed: 5 p.m. Dec. 21-8 a.m. Dec. 26

Reiman Gardens
Closed: Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

University Book Store
Closed: Dec. 22-25, Dec. 30, Jan. 1, Jan. 6, Jan. 13
Winter break hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Sundays except Dec. 16 (open noon-4 p.m.)

University Library (all sites)
Closed:  Dec. 22-Jan. 1, Jan. 5-6, Jan. 12-13
No evening hours Dec. 17-21, Jan. 2-4, Jan. 7-11

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