What’s open, closed on campus during the winter recess

A student crosses the Fate Bridge toward the Shalala Student Center. Photo: Evan Garcia/University of Miami
By News@TheU

A student crosses the Fate Bridge toward the Shalala Student Center. Photo: Evan Garcia/University of Miami

What’s open, closed on campus during the winter recess

By News@TheU
As students and faculty and staff members prepare to wrap up the Fall 2020 semester, here’s a look at the availability of facilities and services during the break.

Whether you’ve applied to remain in on-campus housing, are working on campus, or live in the area, here’s what you need to know regarding the holiday schedules and what areas of the University will be open during the extended winter break.  

2020 Holiday Schedule

Review the University’s holiday schedule to know which days will be observed at each campus as well as the end-of-year pay schedules for faculty, staff, and students.

Academic Calendars

Check out the latest revisions of the academic calendars for spring registration dates, commencement dates, and grade release dates.

Here’s a guide to the most frequented facilities on campus.

Donna E. Shalala Student Center
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 29: Closed
  • Monday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 20: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021: Closed
  • Monday, Jan. 4 through Sunday, Jan. 24: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Whitten University Center
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 29: Closed
  • Monday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 20: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021: Closed
  • Monday, Jan. 4 through Sunday, Jan. 24: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

UC Pool

Daily: 12–5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Dec. 25: Closed
Thursday, Jan. 1: Closed 

Herbert Wellness Center

From Saturday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, the Herbert Wellness Center will observe the following schedule:

  • Weekdays, 6 a.m.–9 p.m. 
  • Weekends, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. 

The Herbert Wellness Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26; Thursday-Friday, Dec. 24-25; and Thursday-Friday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2021.

UHealth Health Fitness and Wellness Center
  • Monday–Friday: 6 a.m.–8 p.m. (last entry at 7 p.m.)
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Holiday hours may vary. View holiday hours here.

Outdoor Adventures at Lakeside Village

Monday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021: Closed

Dining On Campus

Coral Gables Campus

Visit https://dineoncampus.com/miami/hours-of-operation or @umdining on Instagram for the most up-to-date information about options.

The Market

  • Monday, Nov. 23 through Tuesday, Nov. 24: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day): Closed.

Medical Campus

Visit UMed Insider to find a list of current food and restaurant options, by location/campus. This information includes hours of operation, menus, and option for online ordering/delivery.

Marine Campus

SALT Waterfront Restaurant: Closed Tuesday, Nov 24-Jan. 24.

University Libraries

Otto G. Richter Library

  • Wednesday, Nov. 25: 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 26: Closed
  • Friday, Nov. 27: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • From Friday, Dec. 4 through Wednesday, Dec. 23:
    • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
    • Saturdays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
    • Sundays, 12–8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Dec. 28: Closed
  • Tuesday, Dec. 29 through Wednesday, Dec. 30: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 31: Closed

Louis Calder Memorial Library

  • Wednesday, Nov. 25: 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 26: Closed
  • Friday, Nov. 27: Closed
  • From Friday, Dec. 4 through Thursday, Dec. 24:
    • Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
    • Saturdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
    • Sundays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 25: Closed
  • From Saturday, Dec. 26 through Thursday, Dec. 31:
    • Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
    • Saturdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
    • Sundays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 1: Closed

Visit library.miami.edu for additional information as hours of operation vary by library.