Queen's University closing for winter holidays

Queen's University closing for winter holidays

By Communications Staff

December 21, 2017


Queen’s University's winter holiday shutdown will commence on Monday, Dec. 25, with the return to work scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Information regarding the Christmas Closing Policy can be found on the Human Resources website.

Staff and faculty are also reminded to turn off computers, laptops and work devices when leaving for the holiday break.

Throughout the holiday period Campus Security and Emergency Services will remain fully staffed and operational.

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Physical Plant Services will be closed from 4 pm on Friday, Dec. 22, through to 8 am on Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018. In preparing for the holiday closure, please keep the following information in mind:

1. Energy Conservation: Turn off office lights, power down non-essential equipment, close windows and doors, and set thermostats no lower than 18 degrees Celsius or 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Garbage/Recycling: Ensure that all garbage and recycling is routed to the central waste stations located in the common areas of your buildings before noon on Friday, Dec. 22. This provides Custodial Services with one last opportunity to check and empty these stations.

3. Organics: Departments participating in the office organics program should ensure that the organic waste is placed in the available exterior toters before leaving for the day on Friday, Dec. 22.

4. Report any ongoing water issues (ongoing leaks, broken toilets or leaky faucets) or lack of heating to Fixit at ext. 77301 at your earliest convenience.

5. For urgent physical plant issues (e.g. floods, broken windows, lack of heating or exterior door issues) during the closure, contact the Emergency Report Centre at 613-533-6080 (613-533-6111, Emergency) for immediate assistance.