Thanksgiving Break and End of Semester Hours and Services
The Thanksgiving Holiday break begins next Tuesday evening at 10:00 pm, and there will be changes in services on campus. As a reminder, the campus is open on Wednesday, November 24, but no classes will be held. Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, and most campus services (Library, Art-Tech, AV) will be closed on the weekend. We hope all students have a safe and restful break. If you will be on campus, here are the changes in services:
All campus buildings (except for residence halls) will close on Wednesday, November 24 at 7:00 pm and will reopen on Sunday, November 28. On Sunday, Main & Bunting will be open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and Studio Center, Station, Fox and Brown will be open from 12:00 noon until 3:00 am.
Graduate and Post-Bac students only will have limited access to Studio Center on Saturday, November 27 from 11:00 am to midnight. Rinehart students only will have access to the Station Building during the same hours. Beginning Sunday, normal graduate student access resumes.
Residence halls will remain open, however, during the entire break, and front desks in the Commons, Meyerhoff, and Gateway Residences will be staffed.
The Meyerhoff Dining Room will be open regular hours on Monday November 22 and Tuesday November 23 and closed entirely on Wednesday, November 24. Meyerhoff will reopen for Brunch on Sunday, November 28 from 11:00 until 2:00 pm, followed by dinner from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.
Cafe Doris will be open until 10:30 pm on Monday November 22. It will be open until 5:00 pm on Tuesday November 23. It will open from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm on Wednesday November 24. It will be closed November 25 through November 28. It will reopen for regular hours beginning Monday November 29 at 8:00 am.
The Gateway Cafe will be open until midnight on Monday November 22 and will close from Tuesday November 23 through Sunday November 28. It will reopen for regular hours on Monday, November 29.
Java Corner will be open for regular hours on Monday and Tuesday, November 22 and 23. It will be closed from Wednesday November 24 through Sunday November 28. Java will reopen at 8:00 am on Monday, November 29.
The MICA College Store will be open during its regular hours on Monday and Tuesday (8:30 am - 8:00 pm). It will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 24, and remain closed through the Thanksgiving holiday. The Store will reopen for regular hours on Monday, November 29.
No shuttles will operate on Thursday or Friday. One evening shuttle will be in operation on Wednesday and Saturday evenings but only until midnight, with an 11:40 pm "last call" time (note the change from the traditional 4:00 am stop time). This shuttle will operate on an on-call basis, and will serve the campus route as well as Bolton Hill/Mt. Vernon routes. Shuttle service will resume normal operations on Sunday.
The Fitness Center will close beginning Wednesday and will reopen the Monday at 7:30 am after Thanksgiving.
DECKER LIBRARY/MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER
The library and MRC will be open on Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 to 4:30 and on Wednesday from 8:30 to noon.
The darkroom will be closed from Wednesday to Saturday. It will open on Sunday from 12:00 to 8:00 pm and resume normal hours on Monday.
AV/ART TECH CENTER
All AV Help Desks and the Art Tech Center (Digital Printing) will close Wednesday afternoon beginning at 4:00 pm, and will reopen on Monday morning.
The lab will have regular hours through Wednesday. It will be closed beginning Thanksgiving and will reopen Monday Nov. 29.
MICA STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
The MICA Student Health Center will be closed on Thanksgiving and the Friday after the holiday.
LAST THREE WEEKS OF THE SEMESTER
Because we know that students are working around the clock to get ready for crits and finals, all academic buildings except Bunting and Main will offer access 24 hours a day beginning Monday, November 29 and continuing through Saturday morning, December 18. Bunting and Main will continue with their regular academic year schedule. On Saturday, December 18, buildings will close at 7:00 pm and will be open on Sunday December 19 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and then remain on a holiday schedule (8:00 am to 7:00 pm, weekdays only beginning Monday December 20) until the beginning of Spring Semester. The weekend of January 14-16, several buildings will be open due to the Art Education low residency programs as well as Spring Orientation for new transfer students and families. All campus buildings will be closed on college holidays (December 23-26, January 1-2) and most will be closed on weekends. Graduate students, faculty, and staff will have access to the Studio Center/Station 9:00 am to midnight seven days a week, except for the above mentioned campus holidays.
The Shuttle will run extended hours from 5 pm through 7 am beginning Monday, November 29 and continuing through Saturday morning, December 18. Shuttles will resume on Saturday, January 15, 2010. For more information, contact Shuttle Services at 410-225-2340.
Airport Shuttles: A shuttle will be available to take MICA students to BWI airport on a first-come, first-serve basis on Thursday (December 16), Friday (December 17), Saturday (December 18), and Sunday (December 19) at 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm EXCEPT ON SUNDAY which will only offer shuttles at 8am, 10 am and 12 noon. These shuttles leave from the Commons.
Dining Hours & Residence Halls
Meal hours will remain the same through finals - the last meals in Meyerhoff will be Brunch and Dinner on Saturday, December 18. The Meyerhoff Dining Room will be closed through the break, and will reopen beginning with dinner at 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 15. The Gateway will be open on Friday December 17th until midnight and will close from December 18 through January 16. It will reopen for regular hours on Monday, January 17.
Residence Halls will be closed over the Holiday Break and important information about closing will be given to all residents.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center will close on Friday December 17 at 6:00 pm and reopen on Monday, January 17.
The lab will have regular hours through Friday. Dec. 17. Stay tuned for information from the Graduate Office about hours over the holiday break.