Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, the UNO campus will enter the annual holiday closedown, returning to normal campus operations on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, for the start of the 3-Week January Session (Jan. 3) followed by the start of the Spring 2022 Semester (Jan. 24).
Prior to and immediately following the closedown, certain campus buildings and operations may have slightly adjusted hours or access. Please refer to the information below as you make your plans for the break.
- Building and Office Hours
- Parking and Shuttles
- Floating Holidays and Vacation Time
- Physical and Mental Health Resources
- Open Enrollment for 3-Week January Session and Spring 2022
- Campus Newsletter Information (The Bullseye and the Maverick Daily)
Please make sure to check each building or office's website before making plans to come to campus - as most buildings and offices are closed until after the Holiday Closedown. Also, don't forget to use the 1-Check UNO app to screen for COVID symptoms.
- Campus Recreation (Wellness Center)
- Criss Library
- MavCARD Services
- Milo Bail Student Center
- Nebraska Medicine UNO Health Center
- UNO Bookstore
- Campus Food Operations
- Weitz CEC
As UNO approaches the Holiday Closedown, Parking and Transportation Services will be making changes to the availability of shuttles as well as limiting parking restrictions based on the status of campus operations.
Open Parking Times
Beginning with Finals Week, UNO will have open parking from Monday, Dec. 13, through Friday, Dec. 31, which is the last Friday of UNO's holiday break. As a reminder, the UNO campus will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 24, through Friday, Dec. 31, for the break.
Please note that restrictions for parking in reserved or handicap stalls (unless displaying a valid A.D.A. Permit), visitor stalls, pay-to-park stalls (Lots A, C, and designated stalls in Lot M), EV Charging stalls, motorcycle areas, carpool stalls, compact stalls, drive aisles, and fire lanes will continue to be enforced during these times.
Enforcement of regular parking restrictions will return beginning on Monday, Jan. 3, as UNO starts the Three-Week January Session.
During the following days, shuttle service will be restricted to just the Purple Route, which has stops at Mammel Hall, Scott Crossing, the Pacific Street Garage and Criss Library. The shuttle will run from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. during these times:
Monday, Dec. 20, through Tuesday, Dec. 21
Monday, Jan. 3, through Friday, Jan. 14
Tuesday, Jan. 18, through Friday, Jan. 21
During the following days, shuttle service will not run due to the campus being closed:
Wednesday, Dec. 22, through Friday, Dec. 31 (Holiday Closedown)
Monday, Jan. 17 (MLK, Jr. Day)
All other days not included in this list UNO's shuttles will operate normally. To access a full shuttle schedule and shuttle map, visit the Parking Services website.
Permits in 2022
Need a Spring 2022 parking permit? You can purchase single-semester permits beginning Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Learn more about purchasing permits.
Because the university will be closed for multiple days during the holiday break, employees will need to submit the appropriate benefits time for any days that are not designated as university, state, or federal holidays. Please submit your floating holiday and vacation time by Thursday, Dec. 16.
The winter season is a time where we are more prone to illness, both in terms of the cold and flu, but also in how we feel mentally due to stress, exhaustion, depression, and other changes to our brains that are out of our control. Be sure to remember these important resources you can use ahead of and following the holiday closedown:
1-Check UNO App
The 1-Check UNO app, available on Android, iOS, and on the web is a helpful screener to alert you to any symptoms you may have that could be related to the COVID-19 virus. The app also has access to important guidelines and reporting resources.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides services that can assist students with challenges that have impacted their overall wellbeing. These resources include short-term counseling, group counseling, emergency services and more. A full list of these services including crisis contact information can be found on the CAPS website.
Please remember that students have access to a mental health professional after hours, on weekends, and holidays by contacting 402.554.2409 and pressing #2.
Nebraska Medicine - UNO Health Center
The Nebraska Medicine UNO Health Center provides both in-person and telehealth services. Appointments are required.
Faculty and Staff Employee Assistance Program
The Faculty and Staff Employee Assistance Program (FSEAP) provides confidential counseling and referral services to benefit-eligible faculty and staff and their eligible dependents. The program also publishes articles with important updates and information.
Department of Public Safety
UNO's Department of Public Safety is committed to providing students, staff, faculty, and guests with prompt, courteous, and professional services. If you or someone you know is in a dangerous, life-threatening situation, call 402.554.2911.
- Final Bullseye of the semester: Sunday, Dec. 19
- Bullseye to 3-Week January Session students: Sunday, Jan. 2
- Bullseye to 3-Week January Session students: Sunday, Jan. 9
- Bullseye resumes normal distribution: Sunday, Jan. 16
The Maverick Daily
- Final Maverick Daily of the semester: Monday, Dec. 20 (covers the entire week)
- Maverick Daily to all faculty and staff: Monday, Jan. 3 (covers the entire week)
- Maverick Daily to all faculty and staff: Monday, Jan. 10 (covers the entire week)
- Maverick Daily resumes normal distribution: Tuesday, Jan. 18 (following the holiday)
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