Holiday schedules and services

Holiday work schedule

Dec. 23: One-half day designated holiday
Dec. 24: One-half day designated holiday, one-half day excused
Dec. 25: Christmas Day/holiday
Dec. 31: Designated holiday
Jan. 1: New Year's Day/holiday
Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Day/holiday

Dec. 26, 27 and 30 are work days. Campus functions are expected to operate normally on these days. Campus employees will be expected to work unless specifically excused.

Paycheck distribution

For academic employees scheduled to be paid Dec. 20, payroll checks and earnings statements will be distributed in the usual manner. Staff employee payroll checks and earning statements will be distributed Dec. 23. To provide additional security during the holiday period, departments are to return all undistributed paychecks to Check Distribution in 100 Henry Administration Building no later than 11:30 a.m. Dec. 23. Employees may get their paychecks in person at Window A in 100 Henry Administration Building by presenting their i-card.

Campus and U.S. mail delivery

Dec. 23: morning delivery only
Dec. 24 & 25: Closed
Dec. 26, 27 & 30: Normal delivery
Dec. 31 & Jan. 1: Closed
Jan. 2: Resume normal delivery


University parking meters or rental lots will not be enforced from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1. During these times, meters and rental lots will be available for unrestricted use. This does not apply to 24-hour departmental and handicapped rental spaces, which will continue to be enforced for the exclusive use of the renter.

The Motorist Assist Program operated by Campus Parking will be available from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 26, 27 and 30. This service will not be available from Dec. 23-25, 31 and Jan. 1.


The library is open according to the campus holiday schedule from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays during the break except for the following dates:

Dec. 23: Closes at noon
Dec. 24, 25 & 31, Jan. 1: Closed.

Krannert Art Museum

Krannert Art Museum galleries will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 22 and will reopen at 10 a.m. Dec. 28. The Palette Cafe will close at 3 p.m. Dec. 20 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 20.

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

The Krannert Center ticket office will close at 6 p.m. on Dec. 23 and will reopen at 10 a.m. Jan. 2. Intermezzo closes at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 20; reopens from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10 & 11 only for the Illinois High School Theater Festival; and then resumes its regular schedule at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 21. The Promenade closes at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 and reopens at 10 a.m. Jan. 2. Tours end Dec. 13 and will resume Jan. 21.

Garage and Car Pool

Dec. 23: Open 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dec. 24 & 25: Closed
Dec. 26 & 27: Open 6:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Dec. 28 & 29: Open 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dec. 30: Open 6:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Dec. 31 & Jan. 1: Closed
Jan. 2: Open 6:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

World Heritage Museum

Closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. Resume regular hours Jan. 2.

Museum of Natural History

Closed Dec. 21 through Jan. 20. Regular hours resume Jan. 21.

Indoor Recreational Facilities

Hours vary for campus indoor recreational facilities. Contact the Division of Campus Recreation or the specific facility for information about holiday hours.

Building opening and heating

Buildings will be heated and ventilated according to the usual vacation and holiday schedule.

Dec. 22: Closed
Dec. 23: Open 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dec. 24 & 25: Closed
Dec. 26 & 27: Open 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Dec. 28 & 29: Closed
Dec. 30: Open 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Dec. 31 & Jan. 1: Closed
Jan. 2-19: Open 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday- Friday; Closed Saturday/Sunday
Jan. 20: Closed
Jan. 21: Resume normal schedule


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