Thanksgiving week on campus

Photo: Mike Montero/University of Miami

By News@TheU

Photo: Mike Montero/University of Miami

Thanksgiving week on campus

By News@TheU
With many students and faculty off this week for the Thanksgiving recess, here’s what you need to know regarding Gables campus operations.

The American Automobile Association predicts that 55.3 million travelers are expected to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. With the University of Miami observing Thanksgiving recess for students beginning Saturday, Nov. 23, here’s a look at various areas that will adjust to Thanksgiving holiday hours across the Coral Gables campus:

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center will have regular hours Monday, Nov. 25 through Wednesday, Nov. 27. The after-hours hotline can be reached at 305-284-5511 even when the center is closed.

Dining

Reduced campus dining hours for Thanksgiving break begin Friday, Nov. 22. A full schedule of adjusted hours is available online.

Students not traveling during the break are invited to attend a traditional Thanksgiving lunch at Hecht-Stanford Dining Hall on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. All students, whether currently on a meal plan or are not, are welcome.

Herbert Wellness Center

The Herbert Wellness Center will adjust to its winter break hours beginning Saturday, Nov. 23.

  • Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

The Herbert Wellness Center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Wednesday, Jan. 1. Regular hours will resume Monday, Jan. 13.

Parking

The parking zone color restrictions will be lifted (with the exception of the purple zone) for the following dates: Monday, Nov. 25, through Friday, Nov. 29, 2019.

Richter Library

The Otto G. Richter Library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Adjusted hours for the week of Nov. 24-30 are posted online.

Shalala Student Center and Whitten University Center

The Shalala Student Center and Whitten University Center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. Hours for the rest of the Thanksgiving recess are:

  • Friday, Nov. 22: Close at 8 p.m., including study lounges
  • Saturday, Nov. 23 through Wednesday, Nov. 27: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., including study lounges
  • Saturday, Nov. 30: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., including study lounges
  • Sunday, Dec. 1: 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., study lounges 8 a.m. – 24 hours

Student Health Service

The Student Health Service will shift its operating hours to 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 through Wednesday, Nov. 27 and will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 1.