Indiana State University Newsroom

Winter recess is Dec. 23-Jan. 1

December 10, 2019

The Indiana State University winter recess period begins the weekday before the federally recognized Christmas holiday and includes the following four traditional workdays. This year, President Deborah Curtis has extended winter recess by a day to begin Monday, Dec. 23 and end Tuesday, Jan. 1. Offices will reopen for business on Thursday, Jan. 2.

Additionally, for the period of Saturday, Dec. 21-Wedneday, Jan. 1, these offices and services are closed:

* Cunningham Memorial Library
* Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center
* Dining Services (Sodexo)
* Health and Human Services Building Recreation Services
* Hulman Memorial Student Union (HMSU)
* Office of Information Technology
* Student Recreation Center


Student Counseling Services: Accessible for emergency services by contacting Indiana State University Public Safety at 812-237-5555. Students or individuals concerned about student safety or mental health concerns during this time (or any time after university business hours) should always first contact Public Safety or 911 (if the individual is not on campus).


These services and offices WILL BE open during winter break:

Public Safety (812-237-5555): Open 24 hours

Hulman Center (812-237-3770): Ticket office, which is located on the west side of the facility and accessible from Eighth Street, will be open one hour prior to tipoff on game days. (The temporary ticket office in Tirey Hall will be closed during ISU's winter recess.)

Recycle Center (812-237-8840 or 812-237-8197): Open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, Thursday, Dec. 26 and Monday Dec. 30.

University Mail Services (812-237-8043): Departments wanting to pick up their mail during winter recess can do so 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at room 137 of Federal Hall.

Student break housing: Rhoads Hall, University Apartments and 500 Wabash.


All benefits-eligible staff who qualify will receive eight days at straight pay for paid winter recess. To receive winter recess pay, employees must be in pay status the last workday prior to winter recess and in pay status the first workday following winter recess. For 2019, benefits-eligible staff must work or be in pay status on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 and on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Part-time benefits-eligible staff will receive compensation on a pro-rata basis.

For continuous shift operations (Public Safety and Power Plant), scheduled shifts that occur on non-traditional weekdays (weekends) may be included as winter recess days in equalizing time off.

Anyone required to work during recess must have the approval of the provost or appropriate vice president. Staff who work during winter recess will receive time and one-half for all hours worked.

As students and employees prepare to leave for winter recess, please help conserve energy and secure the campus. Turn-off all non-critical electrical items, including but not limited to:

* lighting
* electric space heaters
* computers and printers
* copy machines
* scanners
* radios, audio systems, DVD/VCR units and televisions
* coffee pots completely turned off (especially Bunn style since they keep heating the water in the tank)
* cooking appliances

Someone in each area/department should make a final check to assure all non-critical items are off at the close of business on Friday, Dec. 20.

Also be sure to put away equipment, especially electronics, and ensure that cabinets are locked in classrooms and laboratories.