2016 Holiday Shut Down Hours

All members of the Mount Union faculty and staff are advised that the institution will be conducting its annual shut down from Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017. The holiday shut down schedule is set as follows:

Holiday Period:

Friday, December 23, 2016 All offices closed
Monday, December 26, 2016 All offices closed
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 Shut down in place; skeleton staff on site
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Shut down in place; skeleton staff on site
Thursday, December 29, 2016 Shut down in place; skeleton staff on site
Friday, December 30, 2016 All offices closed
Monday, January 2, 2017 All offices closed 


All University offices will open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.


MAAC Hours:

Friday, December 16, 2016 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Pool Closed
Saturday, December 17, 2016 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Pool Closed
Sunday, December 18, 2016 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Pool Closed
December 19 - 23, 2016 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Pool Closed
December 24, 2016 -
January 1, 2017
January 2 - January 6, 2017 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Pool Closed
Saturday, January 7, 2017

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Pool Closed

Sunday, January 8, 2017

11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Pool Closed



Campus Security will remain in force 24 hours a day during this holiday period and can be reached by cellular phone at: (330) 428-1344.
As always, the Alliance Police Department and the Alliance Fire Department will be available throughout this period. The Campus Security staff will be monitoring all of our facilities daily and will notify the appropriate personnel in the Physical Plant in case of an emergency or in case of inclement weather for snow and ice removal.


The Library will be closed during the holiday break from December 23 through January 2. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.


The switchboard, located in the Hoover-Price Campus Center, will not be staffed after 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016. The switchboard will reopen in the Hoover-Price Campus Center on Tuesday, December 27, 2015 at 9 a.m. 

From 5 p.m. on the December 22, 2016 until reopening on the December 27, 2016, a recorded message will inform callers that the University of Mount Union is closed and will direct the caller to the security cell phone in the case of an emergency. Campus Security will log each call it receives and take any necessary steps to resolve the call. Callers will also be given the option of leaving a message to selected departments throughout this time as well.
From December 27 through December 29, the switchboard will be staffed by a student worker during the normal business hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., callers will hear a similar recorded message as detailed above. The information desk located in the HPCC will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Administrative Offices:

The following schedule will be in effect for these administrative offices during the shutdown period:

  • The Office of the President, Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Admission, Office of Student Financial Services, Center for Global Education, Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement, Office of the Registrar, Office of Marketing, Office of Human Resources, Office of Student Affairs, and Office of Residence Life will be closed, but will be checking and responding to voicemail.
  • The Office of University Advancement will have coverage in Beeghly Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from December 27 through December 31.
  • The Office of Business Affairs will have personnel working each day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from December 27 through December 29 in order for the window to be open and mail to be processed.
  • U.S. Mail will be picked up at the Post Office on December 27, 28, and 29. Mail will be sorted and delivered to the Office of Business Affairs and the Office of University Advancement between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. each of these days. All other mail and packages will be held until normal mail service resumes on January 3, 2017.  
  • The Office of Information Technology (IT) will have one person in the office throughout this period for daily checks on servers. 

Physical Plant

December 27 through the December 29, the Physical Plant will have at least one staff member from each department (housekeeping, fleet/grounds and maintenance) working from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition, at least one supervisor will be on campus during this time to assist. These employees will be assigned to various tasks to maintain an overall presence on campus.

Nature Center

The Nature Center’s Visitors Center will be closed from December 23 through January 2. Staff will be present daily for limited hours to check the buildings, care for the farm animals, and monitor email/voicemail. The trails will remain open from dawn to dusk daily.


  • The Office of Student Affairs will not have staff working at designated times throughout the period, but will have 24-hour coverage with on-duty residence life staff. Emergencies should be directed to the RD on duty at cellular number (330) 428-3500. All student affairs staff will be checking and responding to voice mail over the period.
  • The Kresge Dining Hall will be closed after dinner on Thursday, December 15, 2016 through January 8, 2017, reopening for dinner on Sunday, January 8, 2017.                                                                                                       
  • B&B Cafe operating hours will be 8 a.m. through 2 p.m. beginning Thursday, December 15, 2016 through Thursday, December 22, 2016. The B&B will be closed beginning December 23, 2016 and re-open January 3, 2017, and throughout that week, the operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starting Monday, January 9, the B&B will be open its normal operating hours.
  • The KHIC Start Café in the Library will close Thursday, December 15 and reopen on Monday, January 9, 2017.
  • The University Store will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016. It will be closed for business on Friday, December 23 and will reopen Tuesday, January 3, 2017. All deliveries will be made to the Physical Plant throughout the holiday period. 
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