Limited hours and closings for ACU facilities will begin at the start of Christmas break with most services closing just before the holiday.
The entire campus will be closed on Christmas day. Some facilities and services will reopen right after Christmas Day, while others will remain closed until mid January.
The most notable of the campus-wide closings is the inaccessibility of residence halls.Â All resident halls will be locked down during the entire Christmas break starting at noon on Dec. 17. Students are encouraged to leave the residence halls after their last final is completed. Residence halls will open up to approved students taking short courses beginning on Jan. 8. Everyone else may return to their halls on Jan. 14.
“We don’t house anyone during the holidays,” said Administrative Coordinator Tracy Wetsel. “Residence halls will have a check out for Christmas. No one is allowed to stay in dorms during the break.”
International students who will not be returning home for the break will have to find other places to stay until residence halls reopen. The Residence Life offices will close Dec. 25 and reopen on Jan. 3 with normal operating hours. Anyone with questions concerning housing over Christmas break can contact the Residence Life offices at 325-674-6321.
The Campus Center will have some operating hours during break. The Campus Center will close on Dec. 24 and reopen on Jan. 3, operating until 6 p.m.
“We have varying hours, but we mimic our hours based on others,” said student services manager, Jenni Williams.
The library has more scattered hours. The library is closed the weekend after finals week, but will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until it closes on Dec. 23. The library will remain open after Jan. 2 until school begins. However, between reopening and the beginning of school, the library will be closed on Jan. 7 through 8 and 14 through 16, according to the ACU website.
The Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation Wellness Center will be closed for the entirety of Christmas break, beginning Saturday after finals and then reopening two weeks before the new semester.
All ACU facilities and services’ operating hours and other information regarding Christmas break can be found on the ACU website.