December 8, 1997
To: UCSC Campus Community
From: Business and Administrative Services
Re: List of buildings to be open during campus closure
In addition to the scheduled 1997-98 holidays (December 25, 26, and
31 and January 1) and weekend days (December 27 and 28 and January 3 and
4) much of the campus will be shut down on December 29 and 30 and January
2. For safety reasons, police and fire units will be on duty throughout
the shutdown period. In case of emergency, call the campus emergency number,
911. Minimal custodial service will be provided for those facilities that
remain open. Building and utility services personnel will be on standby.
The following campus units have arranged to be open and/or have limited
staff available during all or part of the shutdown. Except where noted,
these arrangements cover the nonholiday weekdays (December 29 and 30 and
January 2) during the shutdown period. For security reasons, buildings
will not be routinely unlocked. Therefore, faculty and staff will need
building keys or must make special arrangements to ensure access to their
- The ARBORETUM will be open, except for Christmas Day. NORRIE'S at the Arboretum will be closed from December 25 through January 1.
- The BAY TREE BOOKSTORE will be staffed to unload, price, and
shelve textbooks. It will not be open for sales during the break.
- COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES will provide limited
computer support services; please report campus network problems on the
special message phone, (408) 459-3798. Telephone service during this period will
be the same as the campus normally provides on weekends and holidays. For
details about these and other CATS services, see the CATS
- The GRADUATE DIVISION ADMISSIONS SECTION will be staffed to
- The KRESGE COLLEGE MAIL ROOM will be open to accept deliveries
for the colleges on weekdays except December 25 and January 1.
- KZSC will be in operation per FCC regulations.
- LIBRARIES (McHenry and Science) will be open for circulation
only on December 29 and 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- LONG MARINE LABORATORY will keep the "Window to Discovery"
visitor program open to the public during the closure from 1 to 4 p.m.
on the following dates: December 26 through 28, December 30, and January
2 through 4. The whole community is invited to visit Long Marine Lab courtesy
of their excellent volunteer docents who will show visitors around and
answer questions about UCSC's marine research, animals and facilities,
and the marine environment.
- MAIL SERVICES (Applied Sciences) will have limited staffing
to sort incoming mail, with no campus deliveries scheduled.
- NATURAL SCIENCES laboratory buildings and the trailers surrounding
science buildings will be kept operational to support ongoing research.
- OPERS: Pool/locker rooms and the West Field House will be open
only for scheduled swim team and intramural team practices.
- PHYSICAL PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION will have limited staff to
work on current construction projects. However, the office will not be
- PHYSICAL PLANT will have limited staffing. For emergency repairs,
call (408) 459-4444.
- The STUDENT CENTER PRESS CENTER will be staffed to prepare its
first winter issue.
- UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT will be open with limited staffing to
serve year-end donors from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. on December 26,
29, and 30 and from 8 a.m. to noon on December 31.
At every college, utilities will be provided to residence halls, apartments,
guest suites, faculty apartments, and college houses.
All campus units closing during this shutdown period are urged to make
sure that computing equipment and refrigerators are shut down for maximum
energy savings. If disposing of food from refrigerators, please place it
in dumpsters to avoid pests and spoiled food in buildings. If you are working
during the closure, please be sure to turn off lights, computers, and other
electrical equipment upon leaving the area. Also, make sure doors are locked
when you leave. To avoid fire hazard risks, please do not use electric
space heaters during the shutdown.
Please note that buildings tend to take a significantly longer time
to warm up after a shutdown even though the heating systems are on. You
are encouraged to dress warmly when working in buildings that have been
closed. The Heat Plant requests your cooperation and patience during the
first week of January as buildings are brought back to their normal temperatures.
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