Winter Break: What's Open
Winter Break officially begins after your last class on Friday, December 14 and continues through Sunday, January 6. During this time, several departments at the University may have limited hours or will be closed during University Holidays. Below is an overview of the Winter Break hours and services of Public Safety, University Health Services, Dining Services, Dillon Gym, the Libraries, and the Residential College Offices. This information is also available online at http://www.princeton.edu/campuslife/winter-break-access/.
Public Safety will continue to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout Winter Break. For emergencies, call (609) 258-3333; for non-emergencies, call (609) 258-1000.
As many of our students and staff leave the campus for the Holidays, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) would like to take this opportunity to remind our community to properly secure their belongings. Students who have a bike on campus are encouraged to secure them inside their rooms during the break. Any rooms (i.e. dorm, office, building) left open will be secured. Please make sure any contact information the University holds for you is correct and up to date. DPS will be making targeted checks of buildings and rooms during this time period. Any dorms left open will be secured.
DPS reminds those staying on the campus to not allow anyone they do not know access to buildings. Individuals with proper authority to enter a building will possess a TigerCard card permitting them to do so. If for any reason those staying on campus are concerned or suspicious of any event, they should call Public Safety.
University Health Services (UHS)
Beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, the Inpatient Service at UHS will close. Inpatient Service will open again at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6. The hours of operation for UHS and Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) during Winter Break are as follows:
- December 17 - 20: UHS Urgent Care and CPS open 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
- December 21: UHS Urgent Care open 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.; CPS Closed
- December 22 - 25: UHS and CPS closed
- December 26 - 28: UHS open for urgent medical care 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.; CPS Closed
- December 29 - January 1: UHS and CPS closed
- UHS and CPS resume regular hours on January 2, 2013
If you feel the need to speak with a mental health professional or SHARE resource when the office is closed, please contact Public Safety.
All dining halls will close after dinner on Friday, December 14. All Residential College dining halls and the Center for Jewish Life dining hall will reopen with the Sunday dinner meal on January 6, 2013.
Other campus dining venues, including the retail dining options at Frist Campus Center, have limited hours of operation. All campus retail dining operations will be closed December 24-25 and December 31-January 1 during the University Holidays. For more details, see Dining Services Winter Recess Hours of Operations.
Dillon Gym – Stephens Fitness Center
Dillon Gym will be closed December 24-25 and December 31-January 1 during the University Holidays. Normal hours for Dillon and Stephens Fitness Center will resume on January 6. Below are open hours for Stephens Fitness Center during Winter Break:
- December 14: 6:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
- December 15-16: 12:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
- December 17-21: 6:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
- December 22-23: 12:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
- December 26-28: 6:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
- December 29-30: 12:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
- January 2-4: 6:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
- January 5: 12:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
- January 6: 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
All University libraries will be closed December 24-25 and December 31-January 1 during the University Holidays. For a detailed listing of library branches and their hours during Winter Break, visit http://library.princeton.edu/about/hours/.
Residential College Offices
The Residential College Offices will operate regular hours, 9:00am to 5:00pm December 17-21 and will be closed December 24-25. Offices will be open 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. December 26-28. The College Offices will be closed December 31-January 1 and will resume regular hours on January 2.