Campus services, hours, and changes over the Winter Break

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Otter Express on the Main Quad

December 13, 2022

By Adrienn Mendonca-Jones 

CSUMB will soon commence its annual “winter hibernation”, closing Dec. 23 to Jan. 2.

The campus is also closed on Jan. 16 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

Traditional services generally resume during planning week, which begins Jan. 17. Student move in is Jan. 20 and the first day of classes is Jan. 23.

While there is no formal campus programming planned for students during the break, MyRaft is a great source for those wishing to get together with other students and find ways to break up the quiet time together. Formal programming and events for students resume in January during Welcome Back week.

To make it easier for those still rambling the slumbering halls of academia — whether it be to attend Winter session classes or simply to hang out in student housing through the break — here’s a list of important dates and bits of information about how campus services will be impacted throughout the winter break:

Aquatics Center is open for students, faculty and staff during some of Final Exam and Assessment week, then closes for the winter break:

  • Dec. 13 to 15: Regular open swim hours (M/T/Th: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., W: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
  • Dec. 16 to Jan. 22: Closed
  • Jan. 23 from noon to 3:00 p.m.: Re-opens for open swim 

Check the Aquatics Center website for updated information about open swim hours.

Campus Health and Wellness Services are available to currently enrolled students during winter break. 

  • Dec. 23: May be closed if the campus is closed; check before visiting.
  • Dec. 26 to Jan. 2: Closed
  • Jan. 3 to 20: Students may call Campus Health Center at 831-582-3965 between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to make an appointment 
  • Please note: any student may use the Campus Health Center over the winter break, but only those enrolled in the Winter term will receive basic services at no additional charge. All others will be charged for basic services.
  • Personal Growth and Counseling Center Crisis support is available 24/7 throughout the duration of campus closure by calling 831-582-3969. Enrolled students seeking scheduled counseling support during the semester are encouraged to complete an interest form found on the PGCC website or by calling 831-582-3969 starting Jan. 3, 2023.

Facilities department will be open and operating regular hours during the winter break, with one closure from Dec. 26 to 30. Campus members can report any facility-related issue to the Service Desk at 831-582-3700, and it will be addressed by a Facilities Manager.

Otter Sports Center has the following hours of operation:

  • Dec. 17 to 21: Holiday hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 22 to Jan. 2: Closed
  • Jan. 3 to 22: Holiday Hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 23: Normal hours resume

Otter Student Union will be open the following hours:

  • Dec. 19 to 23: open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Dec. 24 to Jan. 2: Closed
  • Jan. 3 to Jan. 19: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 20: Resumes normal semester hours
  • Students are welcome to utilize the OSU during operating hours to study, relax and hang out with friends in the lounge and public spaces.  

OSU / Otter Cross Cultural Center will be available:

  • Dec. 19 to Dec. 23: open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Dec. 24 to Jan. 2: Closed 
  • Jan. 3 - Jan. 19: Reopens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily 
  • Students are welcome to visit the space, utilize the resource library and connect with on-site staff during operating hours.

OSU / Dining hours for retail venues vary and can be found on the dining website

  • Dec. 16 to Jan. 8: Dining services may not be available or may be very limited; it’s best to check the website for details.
  • Jan. 9 to 20: Open special hours; check the website for details. 

OSU / Game Room will observe the following schedule:

  • Dec. 17 to Jan. 2: Closed
  • Jan. 3 to Jan. 19: Open noon to 4 p.m. daily 
  • Jan. 20: Resumes normal semester hours

Student Housing and Residential Life will have limited hours in the main office: 

  • Dec. 19 to 23: open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Dec. 23: If campus the closes on Dec. 23, SHRL offices will also close
  • Dec. 24 to Jan. 2: Closed
  • Jan. 3 to 6: Reopens from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Jan. 9: Resumes normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Staff will remain on call throughout the winter break and are available by phone at 831-582-3378. Check the SHRL website for details.
  • Work and maintenance orders should be submitted using the MyHousing portal for Main Campus housing, and via Rentcafe for Frederick Park housing; note, some work may experience delays. 
  • Facilities emergencies should be communicated to the Resident Advisor on call for Main Campus housing, or via the Greystar Property Management office at 831-883-3157 for residents of Frederick Park.

Tanimura and Antle Library:

  • Dec. 16: Closes at 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 17 to 18: Closed
  • Dec. 19 to 23: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Note: May be closed Dec. 23; check first]
  • Dec. 24 to Jan 2: Closed
  • Jan. 3 to 21: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, closed weekends 
  • Jan. 22: Resumes regular semester hours 

University Police and Public Safety remains fully staffed over the break, with officers on duty 24/7.  Call the 24-hour non-emergency number at 831-655-0268 for assistance.

The Wave Campus Shuttle service is suspended during Winter Break, starting on Dec. 17. The shuttle will operate on a new route serving East Campus and West Campus and will operate on weekdays only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. beginning Dec. 26, until Jan. 20, 2023. The Shuttle will run approximately every 35 minutes. Check the Wave Shuttle website for more information. 

Winter session classes begin Dec. 26 and end Jan. 20.

Wishing you a happy, joyful holiday season and a restful winter break.