Winter Break and J-Term Campus Operations

November 22: Last day of on-campus classes for fall semester

  • Students without exceptions move out of residence halls
    • Exceptions include housing insecurity, international, certain athletic programs
  • All classes transition to online for remainder of fall semester
    • Student permissions to classroom buildings will be removed
  • Student Centers (Damen and Terry) close
  • Halas Recreation Center closes
  • Libraries (IC, Lewis, Law) remain open through end of finals with modified hours

Sunday, November 22 - Sunday, November 28


Monday, November 29 - Saturday, December 12

  • IC: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., M-F; 12 - 5 p.m. Sat.; 12 - 9 p.m. Sun.
  • Lewis: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F (no weekend hours)

December 13: Day after fall semester finals

  • Libraries (IC, Lewis, Law) close

December 24 - January 1: Campus closure

  • Essential employees—Campus Safety, Facilities, animal care, research—permitted

January 4: J-Term begins

  • All library services will be offered online
  • Faculty or staff who need J-Term access to offices and are not already on the fall access list will be granted access by contacting CampusAccess@LUC.edu
  • Faculty or staff who were granted access in the fall will have their access remain in place through winter break and J-Term

Spaces that will remain open to authorized users without interruption:

  • Norville, Alfie, Gentile, and the second floor of Centennial Forum Student Union—Athletics only
  • Research labs and animal care facilities
  • Madonna della Strada Chapel (per mass schedule)
  • Sullivan Center—admissions events only
  • Wellness Center
  • Residence halls housing students over winter break

January 11: week before spring semester classes begin

  • Student Centers re-open

January 19: spring semester classes begin

  • Libraries re-open

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