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Campus Closed During Winter Break

Christmas/New Year Closing - U of T Scarborough

The University of Toronto at Scarborough will be closed from 5:00 PM on Friday, December 21, 2007, reopening Monday, January 7, 2008 at 8 AM. During this period, the following points should be taken into account:

  • For personal safety reasons, faculty, staff and students entering (and leaving) the buildings are asked to do so through the Main Entrance (Science Wing) and to advise Police Services of their presence. Unauthorized persons will be denied entry. Studying on campus over the holiday period will not be permitted.
  • There will be no cleaning staff on duty during the holiday closing. Departments requiring caretaking services during this
  • period must make prior arrangements with Facilities Management through Wayne Painter – Supervisor of Caretaking (email at ‘painter@utsc.utoronto.ca'). Costs will be charged to the requesting department at overtime rates. Such arrangements should be made no later than close of business, December 14 2006.
  • As in previous years, the University intends to take advantage of this period of low activity to reduce energy consumption. While essential services will be maintained in critical areas, such as animal care facilities and the Science Wing research areas, the ventilation and ambient temperatures in most of the campus buildings will be reduced below the standard comfort level of 20 degrees C.
  • Those who intend to work during this period should take this into account. A skeleton staff of Operating Engineers will be on duty to ensure that all systems are operating and to respond to emergency calls only.
  • Any security issues or Building Systems breakdowns should be reported immediately to Police Services at x7398.
  • Athletics will re-open for normal activity at 8:00 AM on Saturday, January 5, 2008.
  • Routine service for garbage and recycling will resume on January 8, 2007. Snow will be removed from all Fire Routes, entrances to the Science Wing, Student Centre and Athletics buildings, all inner parking lots, Student Residence walkways, and valley roads on an as-required basis or Emergency call-in by Police Services during the closing period with the exception of December 25 and January 1.

Please direct any concerns regarding these arrangements to me at 'derenzis@utsc.utoronto.ca'.

Christmas/New Year Closing – U of T Buildings - St. George Campus

The University will be closed from 5 pm Friday, December 21, 2007 to commencement of the working day, Monday, January 7, 2008 when normal activities will be resumed.  During this period, all buildings will be closed except for the following locations.  Users should contact these facilities for holiday hours.

Facilities & Services support will be modified as follows:

·          Buildings will be locked at 5 pm on Friday, December 21, 2007.  There will be no cleaning staff on duty after December 21 until January 7, 2008.  Persons entering and leaving buildings during this period must ensure that all doors and windows are secured at all times.

Hart House   www.harthouse.utoronto.ca   416-978-2452 - Athletic facilities are open throughout  the holidays - reduced hours

Athletic Centre   www.ac-fpeh/facilities/hoursinfo.php   416-978-3436 - Open:Reduced hours, see website for details.  Closed: Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31 & Jan 1

University of Toronto Bookstore (In the Koffler Student Services Centre)   www.uoftbooksotr.com/online/store_info.ihtml   416-640-5820 - Open: Dec. 24, 27, 28, 29, Jan 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6(reduced hours). Closed: Dec. 24, 25, 30, 31 & Jan 1

Libraries: Contact the individual libraries or consult the brochure on Holiday Library Hours Dec. 21, 2007 - Jan. 6, 2008, also available on the University Toronto Libraries Website: www.library.utoronto.ca

Robarts Library - Open: Dec. 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, Jan. 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 (reduced hours). Closed: Dec. 25, 26, 31 & Jan 1

OISE/UT Library - Open Dec. 27, 28, 29, Jan. 2, 3, 4 & 5 (9am-5pm). Closed: Dec. 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, Jan. 1 & 6

Gerstein Science Information Centre, Engineering and Computer Science Library - Open: Dec. 23, 27, 28, 29, Jan. 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 (reduced hours). Closed: Dec. 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 & Jan. 1

Division of University Advancement (21 King's College Circle (open to accept donations)   donation enquiries: 416-978-0811, non-donation enquiries: 416-978-8638 or 1-800-463-6048. Open: Dec. 24 (9am-12noon), Dec. 27, 28, 31, Jan 2., 3 & 4 (9am-4pm). Closed: Dec. 25, 26, 29, 30 & Jan. 1

·          For buildings, requiring caretaking services during the close-down period, prior arrangements should be made through the Manager, Caretaking Services, Wayne Shaw at 416-978-8970 or wayne.shaw@utoronto.ca .  Costs of opening or cleaning buildings will be charged to departments at overtime rates. Such arrangements should be made no later than December 7, 2007.

·          The last outside garbage pick-up, from all areas, will be on Friday, December 21, 2007.  Routine service for garbage and recycling will resume on Monday, January 7, 2008.  In the case of special requests for garbage pick up, please call Reno Strano at 416-946-5711 or reno.strano@utoronto.ca  prior to 3 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2007.  Departments will be charged for this special service.

·          The University intends, as in previous years, to take advantage of this period of low activity to reduce energy consumption.  While all essential services will be maintained to critical areas, such as active computer centres and residences, ventilation and the ambient temperatures in most University buildings will be reduced to below the standard comfort level of 20ºC.  To reduce the risk of a freeze-up in individual room units, it is essential that occupants make certain all windows are closed and heating units are left in the "on" position.  A skeleton staff of operating engineers will be in attendance to ascertain that all systems are operating as scheduled and to respond to trouble calls.  If, based on your experience last year, you anticipate problem areas, please advice Attila Keszei at 416- 978-4700 or attilaj.keszei@utoronto.ca  by December 7, 2007.

·          The University Campus Police Services (416-978-2323 or 416-978-2222 for emergencies) will be available 24 hours a day through- out the entire period.  Any security issues or breakdown of building systems should be reported immediately to 416-978-2323.   

 

The cooperation we received last year was sincerely appreciated.  Please ensure that this memorandum is widely distributed.

       




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