Thursday, November 29, 2012

[170] MTSU closing Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving holiday

For release:  Nov. 19, 2012

News and Media Relations contacts: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or
       Jimmy Hart, 615-898-5131 or

MURFREESBORO — MTSU will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. No classes will be held and all offices will be closed as students, faculty, staff and administrators celebrate the holiday with families and friends. Also, no Saturday, Nov. 24, classes will be held.

Classes will resume at their regular times on Monday, Nov. 26. All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. that day.

Thanksgiving dinner for students will be served in the Scarlett Commons Clubhouse Thursday from 2 until 5 p.m. The MTSU Parents Association, MT Dining and Housing and Residential Life are sponsoring the meal that will be prepared by ARAMARK/MT Dining.

All MT Dining locations will be closed Thursday. Here are locations that will be open the rest of the long weekend:

• McCallie Dining Hall — 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday;

Student Union Building Provisions on Demand — noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday;

• Panda Express in Student Union Building — noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday;

• Cyber Café market and Subway — 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday;

• Starbucks in Walker Library — 3 p.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday; and

• Popeye’s in Student Union Building — 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday.
The campus will be full of activity on Saturday as the Blue Raiders host Troy in a Sun Belt Conference football game (2:30 p.m. kickoff) in Floyd Stadium and MTSU hosts Texas Southern at 6 p.m. in Murphy Center in a nonconference men’s basketball game. Visit for details.

The James E. Walker Library will be open Sunday, Nov. 25, from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday.

Campus Recreation Center will be open from 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday.

In case of campus emergencies during the holiday weekend, call MTSU Police at 615-898-2424.


Media welcomed to cover Thanksgiving Day dinner, 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 in Scarlet Commons Clubhouse, which is located on east side of campus. From Rutherford Boulevard, take MTSU Boulevard to Blue Raider Drive.

In athletics, Blue Raiders’ football team members will be enjoying a Thanksgiving Day meal starting at 4 p.m. in the Floyd Stadium club level. 

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