The following message was shared by Chancellor Schmidt today.
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. As you make your plans, here is the university’s upcoming schedule.
Both the Eau Claire and Barron campuses will close our offices November 23-27 and December 23 - January 2, reopening November 28 and January 3. We will inform our 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 access with their keys, if necessary. You may choose to take vacation during these breaks, 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 soon.
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 23-25 with minimal service from December 19-30. Mail will continue as usual for Blugold Central, ASK Center and Foundation/Admissions. Please contact email@example.com for additional needs.
We will significantly reduce heating in most of our campus facilities (excluding occupied residence halls) to 60 degrees between the evening of December 23 through January 2. Building air handler run times will also be reduced to 7 a.m.-2 p.m. The energy savings is important, and this downtime will help us 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 a spring full of the Blugold Experiences our students have come to know and love. That takes time, focus and energy, and it is my hope that our decision to idle our campus buildings for the final weeks of the year will give you the opportunity to catch your breath and look forward to a great 2023.
Chancellor Jim Schmidt