Friday, January 04, 2013

[209] MTSU closes until Jan. 2 for holiday break

For release:  Dec. 19, 2012

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

MURFREESBORO — Middle Tennessee State University will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 22, until Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.

All campus offices and departments will be closed during this time. The closures will include the Cope Administration Building; James E. Walker Library; Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center, Health Services and Campus Pharmacy; Student Union Building; Keathley University Center; MT Dining food service facilities; and James Union Building.

Many MTSU offices and departments will be open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2.

However, a scheduled power outage on campus Jan. 2-3 (with Jan. 4 reserved in case of adverse weather on either one of the other days) will force the closing of several buildings during normal business hours.

The outage is required to repair damage to electrical equipment from the most recent electrical fault and continue progress toward completion of the underground electrical project.

Affected buildings Jan. 2-3 will include the library, the John Bragg Mass Communication Building, Wood-Stegall Center, the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building, Student Union Building, Project Help and the Dyslexia Center on North Baird Lane, and various residence halls and other buildings.

With the closing of the library on those two days, all electronic resources (databases, journals, ebooks) will be offline.

Campus Recreation Center is scheduled to reopen at 7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, unless the extra day is needed for the power outage.

Spring 2012 classes will begin on Thursday, Jan. 17.

The new Student Union Building will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4.


Media note: In case of emergencies, media should contact the MTSU Police (Office of Public Safety) by calling 615-898-2424. MTSU Police can relay messages to MTSU News and Media Relations personnel if necessary.

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