Baylor Observes Special Hours During Christmas Break

Dec. 17, 2013

Media contact: Lori Fogleman, (254) 710-6275

WACO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2013) - In observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays, Baylor University will close from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. Baylor University administrative offices will have adjusted hours during the break. Classes will begin Monday, Jan. 13 for the spring semester.

The following is a list of buildings that will have altered hours during the break:

• All residence halls will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 and reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9.

• Collins and Brooks dining halls closed on Dec. 16. Penland and East Village dining halls close on Dec. 17. Memorial dining hall will remain open until 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 and reopen Jan. 9. Penland and Brooks dining halls will reopen Jan. 12 and Collins and East Village dining halls will reopen Jan. 13.

• The Moody Memorial and Jesse H. Jones Libraries will have varied hours Dec. 18 through Dec. 23 and will close Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. The libraries will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan 2, and will return to normal hours Sunday, Jan. 12. For a more detailed library calendar, please visit

• The McLane Student Life Center (SLC) will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 21. The SLC will close Sunday, Dec. 22 and reopen Monday, Jan. 6 at 8 a.m.

• The Baylor Health Center and Pharmacy will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23 and reopen Thursday, Jan. 2 for regular business hours.

• The Bill Daniel Student Center (SUB) will close at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 and will remain closed through Jan. 4, except from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 and Jan. 2 through Jan. 3.

• The Wiethorn Visitors Center will not hold tours of the university from Dec. 16 through Jan. 12. The office will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1.

• The Baylor Bookstore will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The store will close Sundays, Christmas eve, Christmas day and New Year's day. Regular hours resume on Monday, Jan. 6.

by Rachel Miller, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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