Dear UW-Eau Claire Faculty and Staff at our Eau Claire, Barron, and Marshfield campuses,
As we enter the second half of this fall semester, I want to thank you for helping us get off to a great academic year!
The next two months will be busy, and before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us. Looking to the end of the year, I want to provide important updates about when the campuses will be closed over the holidays.
Both the Eau Claire and Barron campuses will close our offices on the following dates:
We will inform faculty, staff, students and community that our buildings will be closed during these breaks; in-person services will not be provided; and buildings will be locked. Faculty and staff will be able to gain building access with their keys, if necessary. You may choose to take vacation during these breaks or work on campus or from home. I encourage you to consider what makes sense for you and your department. The Marshfield Nursing Site will follow UW-Stevens Point’s schedule, with additional details provided by UW-Stevens Point.
The UW-Eau Claire Foundation staff will continue to process donations in the Flesch Family Welcome Center as many gifts arrive in the final days of December. Campus mail service, both delivery and pick-up, will be suspended from November 22-24 with minimal service from December 18-29. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional needs.
We will significantly reduce heating in most campus facilities (excluding occupied residence halls) to 60 degrees between the evening of December 22 through January 1. Building air handler run times also will be reduced to 7 a.m.-2 p.m. The energy savings is important, and this downtime will help meet some of our sustainability goals.
If there are other areas of campus that require no change to the heat, please provide a request and justification to your vice chancellor, or the Provost or Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Your health and wellbeing are important to you and your family, and I encourage you to find time during the upcoming holidays to recharge and prepare for the spring semester. I hope our decision to idle campus buildings for the final weeks of the year will give you the opportunity to catch your breath and look forward to a great 2024.
Vice Chancellor Grace Crickette
Division of Finance & Administration