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Winter Season Days

In April 2014, UC's Board of Trustees amended University Rule 3361: 30-31-07 to establish a period of Winter Season Days to allow the university's campuses to close on the days not currently established as holidays generally between December 25 and January 1. The revised rule is effective as of December 24, 2014. Based around the holiday calendar, the 2015-2016 season days will be December 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2015, as outlined in the calendar below. The university will re-open for normal operations Monday, January 4, 2016.

This page outlines schedules for services and facilities throughout the period. The FAQ pages include detailed information on popular topics related to Winter Season Days. If you have additional questions, please send them via email to HROneStop@uc.edu.

Winter season days calendar

For Students

Services

Bursar's Office

Closed. Students can make payments online.

This closure does not affect most scheduled/automated processes such as billing, late fees, payment plan enrollment, etc. Staff will be reviewing production reports in case critical issues arise needing immediate attention, but, otherwise will be unavailable until January 5, 2015.

PLEASE NOTE: Given that Federal Regulations permit student loans and aid to be available 10 days before the term starts, arrangements have been made for loans to begin loading/disbursing and direct deposit refunds to begin processing on January 2, 2015. Students can monitor their online bill to verify/review the posting of their loans and the expected deposit date of any refunds. Refunds via paper check will not be processed until January 8, 2015 so students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to sign up for direct deposit to expedite their refund.

More information on credit balance refunds can be found here: http://www.uc.edu/bursar/refunds.html

Counseling & Psychological Services

Closed.

Housing

Housing offices will be closed December 25 – January 4.

Food Services

Food services locations will be closed.

Libraries

All UC Libraries will be closed with the exception of the Health Sciences Library, which will be open with limited staffing during hours TBA.

Office of Admissions

Closed.

Office of the University Registrar

UC students and faculty can use online services available through the One Stop Center.

For students:

  • Schedule of class offerings for spring terms
  • Registration and add/drop and schedules for spring terms
  • Checking grades for past terms
  • Graduation application for spring and enrollment
  • Degree verifications

Other student services such as processing Basic Data Forms for new students and residency reviews/re-classifications will resume on January 4.

Registrar office staff and general office emails will reply with out of office messages during the Winter Season.  Emails will be read beginning January 4, 2016 when UC re-opens for business.

Online requests for academic transcripts can be submitted during the Winter Season closure.  The transcripts requested during the closure will be printed and mailed starting January 4.

Important Dates to remember:

  • Fall 2015 grades will be available as each class is graded and all classes will have a grade by Wednesday morning, December 16.
  • Students who wish to order a transcript and have it processed and mailed out before the closure should order the transcript online and in person at the One Stop Student Service Center no later than Monday, December 22. This includes transcripts with fall semester 2014 grades.
  • Fall 2015 degrees will not be certified until mid-January 2015.  Students should not order a transcript with a fall 2015 degree posting until the degree can be verified on-line using "Verify my Enrollment/Degree."
  • Monday, January 4, 2016 - UC offices re-open.
  • Monday, January 11, 2016 - Spring classes begin.

One Stop

Closed. Students can register online.

Parking Services

  • Office Open 7:30am - 4:30pm - December 24
  • Office Closed - December 25-28
  • Office Open 7:30am - 4:30pm - December 29-31
  • Office Closed – January 1-2

PNC Bank

Public Safety

UC Police normal operations

Keys and IDs Office

  • Open December 15 – 19
  • Open 7:30am – 4:30pm December 22 - 24
  • Closed December 25 – January 4 (report key or badge emergencies to the UC Police Communications Center at 556-1111)

Public Safety Administrative Offices Closed

UCIT

The IT@UC Service Desk will have limited staff on call to respond to IT emergencies and other major incidents during Winter Season Days. To report an IT emergency, please contact the Service Desk locally at 513-556-HELP (4357), toll free at 1-866-397-3382, or via email at HelpDesk@uc.edu.

For general support and self-help resources, visit the UC Knowledgebase. The KB is a 24/7, self-service site where students, faculty and staff can find answers to their every-day technology questions.

University Health Services (UHS)

Events

Athletics

  • Tuesday, December 29 - Men's Basketball vs. Temple, 3pm
  • Wednesday, December 30 - Women's Basketball vs. UConn, 7pm
  • Saturday, January 2 - Men's Basketball vs. Tulsa, 4pm

Facilities/Buildings

Campus Recreation Center

Campus Recreation will operate with modified schedules during Winter Season Days. Facility hours are listed in the image below. Click to enlarge.

Facility/Operations

Both facilities will operate similar to a weekend or university holiday schedule with student staff handling day to day operations.

Winter Break Camp

Will run as scheduled, excluding New Year’s Day.

College of Medicine

  • Limited staffing for non-clinical personnel. 
  • Medical Library will be open 12-4 with limited staffing.

Libraries

All UC Libraries will be closed with the exception of the Health Sciences Library, which will be open with limited staffing during hours TBA.

Mainstreet Operations

Tangeman University Center (TUC) will operate with a modified schedule. Facility hours are listed below; click to enlarge.

Catskeller

Closed December 24 - January 4.

MainStreet Connection Center

Staffed as listed in image below. (513) 556-2831

MainStreet Connection Schedule

UC Bookstores & Markets

  • Blue Ash Bookstore - Closed
  • Clermont Bookstore - Closed
  • DAAP Bookstore - Closed
  • Main Campus (TUC) Bookstore - Click image below
  • Medical Campus Bookstore - Click image below
  • Express Mart - Click image below
  • Market on Main - Closed

Transportation

NightRide

Normal operations except as noted below:

  • Closed December 24 and 25

Call (513) 556-RIDE

Shuttles

  • BTS (Off-campus shuttles) will not run
  • CTS (Campus-to-Campus shuttles: There will be one 20-passenger shuttle on Mainstreet route for the dates of December 29-31, and also January 2, 2015. Reduced hours will be 6:00am – 6:00pm.

For Faculty/Staff

Offices/Services

Bursar's Office

Closed. Students can make payments online.

This closure does not affect most scheduled/automated processes such as billing, late fees, payment plan enrollment, etc. Staff will be reviewing production reports in case critical issues arise needing immediate attention, but, otherwise will be unavailable until January 5, 2015.

PLEASE NOTE: Given that Federal Regulations permit student loans and aid to be available 10 days before the term starts, arrangements have been made for loans to begin loading/disbursing and direct deposit refunds to begin processing on January 2, 2015. Students can monitor their online bill to verify/review the posting of their loans and the expected deposit date of any refunds. Refunds via paper check will not be processed until January 8, 2015 so students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to sign up for direct deposit to expedite their refund.

More information on credit balance refunds can be found here: http://www.uc.edu/bursar/refunds.html

College of Law

Closed.

College of Medicine

  • Limited staffing for non-clinical personnel. 
  • Medical Library will be open 12-4 with limited staffing.

Governmental Relations & University Communications

On call. Please email or leave a voicemail at (513) 556-1824.

Housing

Housing offices will be closed December 25 – January 4.

Food Services

Food services locations will be closed.

Enrollment Management

Closed until January 5.

Facilities Management

Limited staffing with essential personnel.

Libraries

All UC Libraries will be closed with the exception of the Health Sciences Library, which will be open with limited staffing during hours TBA.

Office of the University Registrar

UC students and faculty can use online services available through the One Stop Center.

For faculty:

  • Grading
  • Grade changes
  • Spring class lists.

Registrar office staff and general office emails will reply with out of office messages during the Winter Season.  Emails will be read beginning January 4, 2016 when UC re-opens for business.

Important Dates to remember:

  • Fall 2015 grades will be available as each class is graded and all classes will have a grade by Wednesday morning, December 16.
  • Monday, January 4, 2016 - UC offices re-open.
  • Monday, January 11, 2016 - Spring classes begin.

Parking Services

  • Office Open 7:30am - 4:30pm - December 24
  • Office Closed - December 25-28
  • Office Open 7:30am - 4:30pm - December 29-31
  • Office Closed – January 1-2

PNC Bank

Provost Office

Closed.

Public Safety

UC Police normal operations

Keys and IDs Office

  • Open December 15 – 19
  • Open 7:30am – 4:30pm December 22 - 24
  • Closed December 25 – January 4 (report key or badge emergencies to the UC Police Communications Center at 556-1111)

Public Safety Administrative Offices Closed

UCIT

The IT@UC Service Desk will have limited staff on call to respond to IT emergencies and other major incidents during Winter Season Days. To report an IT emergency, please contact the Service Desk locally at 513-556-HELP (4357), toll free at 1-866-397-3382, or via email at HelpDesk@uc.edu.

For general support and self-help resources, visit the UC Knowledgebase. The KB is a 24/7, self-service site where students, faculty and staff can find answers to their every-day technology questions.

Events

Athletics

  • Tuesday, December 29 - Men's Basketball vs. Temple, 3pm
  • Wednesday, December 30 - Women's Basketball vs. Uconn, 7pm
  • Saturday, January 2 - Men's Basketball vs. Tulsa, 4pm

Facilities/Buildings

Campus Recreation Center

Campus Recreation will operate with modified schedules during Winter Season Days. Facility hours are listed in the image below. Click to enlarge.

Kingsgate Conference Hotel

Operations as normal. (513) 487-3800

Libraries

All UC Libraries will be closed with the exception of the Health Sciences Library, which will be open with limited staffing during hours TBA.

Mainstreet Operations

Tangeman University Center (TUC) will operate with a modified schedule. Facility hours are listed below; click to enlarge.

Dock Operations

The dock will be available on an as-needed basis. Signage will be posted directing drivers to call the Building Supervisor for access.

MainStreet Connection Center

Staffed during building hours. (513) 556-2831

Catskeller

Closed December 24 - January 4.

Student Information System (SIS) at Victory Parkway

Closed.

UC Bookstores & Markets

  • Blue Ash Bookstore - Closed
  • Clermont Bookstore - Closed
  • DAAP Bookstore - Closed
  • Main Campus (TUC) Bookstore - Click image below
  • Medical Campus Bookstore - Click image below
  • Express Mart - Click image below
  • Market on Main - Closed

 

Transportation

Shuttles

  • BTS (Off-campus shuttles) will not run
  • CTS (Campus-to-Campus shuttles: There will be one 20-passenger shuttle on Mainstreet route for the dates of December 29-31, and also January 2, 2015.  Reduced hours will be 6:00am – 6:00pm.