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University Buildings and Services

Detailed building closure information available for download (35 KB Excel Spreadsheet).

Active Buildings – Buildings which will maintain operations during the closure (e.g. clinics). They will have public access, “occupied” temperature settings and targeted custodial service.

Non-active Buildings – These buildings will be locked but still be accessible via key or keycard. Temperatures will be cooler, similar to conditions found during a Sunday.

FM Landcare
General snow removal will continue with only emergency exits/stairs being cleared for non-active buildings. 

Energy Management
Most buildings will be in a “weekend” mode, with temperatures reflecting “unoccupied” setting.  Active buildings will have normal temperature set points.

No custodial service in non active buildings. Active buildings will have services targeted to the floors that are being used (bathrooms & garbage).

FM will field a skeleton crew to respond to critical building needs. No general service requests will be addressed during the shut down.

University Dining Services

  • Residential Dining: All venues closed from Friday, December 24, 2010 through Sunday, January 2, 2011.
  • Retail Dining: All venues closed beginning Friday, December 24, 2010. Select venues re-open Monday, January 3, 2011.


  • All libraries will be closed. View the University Libraries closure site.


  • Continuing Education and Conference Center: Venue closed.
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: Scheduled to remain open during the closure. 
  • Conference & Event Services: No conferences will be booked.
  • Northrop Memorial Auditorium: Venue closed.

Boynton Health Services East Bank Clinic

  • The Clinic will be open with limited services on December 28, 29, and 30, but closed on University holidays and weekends during the University Closure. Boynton’s St. Paul location will be closed during the closure. Click here for more information.

The University Recreation Center

  • The Rec Center will be open on non-University holidays during the closure as follows: Dec. 26 (12-5), Dec. 28, 29, 30 (10-4), Jan. 2 (12-5). Click here for more information.

Parking and Transportation Services

  • Snow Event Operations: If more than 2 inches of snow fall, snow will be removed.
  • Event Parking: Event facilities will be staffed during athletic events. Details pending receipt of final athletic event schedule.
  • Contract Parking: Will be available. Facilities will not be staffed.
  • Bus Service: Service will not be available.
  • Fleet Services: Operations closed.
  • University parking meters will NOT be enforced. Read more.

Coffman Memorial Union and University of Minnesota Bookstores

  • Coffman Memorial Union: Closed
  • Stores (Twin Cities, Crookston, Morris, and Rochester): All stores closed.

Printing, Mailing, and General Services

  • Printing Services/Addressing & Mailing Services: Main Shop and Copy Centers closed.
  • Office Equipment Services: Operations closed.
  • Campus Mail: No mail delivery.
  • US Mail: With most University buildings closed the week of December 27-31, incoming U.S. Mail delivery will be treated like a Saturday. Residence Halls will continue to receive mail deliveries, however, incoming U.S. Mail to all other University buildings will be held. Outgoing U.S. Mail will continue to be picked-up from the blue USPS box locations across campus. If special mail delivery accommodations are needed, departments must contact their local mail carrier or the University Station Branch Manager, Justin Priess at 612-378-1853 to make special arrangements.
  • UPS procedures during the closure available here.
  • FedEx procedures during the closure available here.

U Card Office

  • Office and Operations: Office and operations closed.

Housing & Residential Life

  • Residence Halls: Yudof Hall, Wilkins Hall, University Village, Middlebrook Hall, Centennial Hall and Sanford Hall will remain open. 
  • Emergency Situations: Designated staff will be on-call in the following Housing & Residential Life areas during the furlough: Facilities; Residential Life Management; and a Residence Hall Director. Employees will be called-in as needed should an emergency occur. Open facilities will have Community Assistants (CAs) and Security Monitors on-duty 24/7.

Closure Dates

Twin Cities and Rochester

Duluth (closure site)

Morris (closure site)

Crookston (closure site)


Closure Templates

Sign Template and Out-Of-Office Reply Suggestions