The University Winter Break schedule for December 2011 provides for an extended period of 10 days when the University will shut down most operations (visit the University holiday website to view the schedule: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-ecu/holiday.cfm).
While this Winter Break practice is new to ECU, other campuses in the UNC System have closed operations between the Christmas and New Year holidays for many years. The University is adopting this approach in order to facilitate employee time off to spend with family, friends, or a favorite activity outside of work. The extended break is intended to boost morale and employees and supervisors are asked to cooperate to make the extended break a success.
The University will also benefit from the extended break by avoiding utility costs and saving the environment through minimizing heating, cooling, and electrical loads during the holiday. When leaving for the break, occupants are asked to turn off and reduce electrical loads as much as possible. In addition, certain building temperature set points will be reduced (campus research labs, occupied support spaces, and patient care areas are excluded from the setback). As a result, the University will save both electricity and natural gas; thereby avoiding utility costs and helping the University reach its required 30% energy reduction by 2015.
For areas included in the setback listed below, a formal exemption request can be submitted for evaluation for exclusion from the setback (see building lists and exemption request link below). Exemption requests must be submitted by December 15th for evaluation.
Those who choose to be on campus during the break can expect to find many buildings with decreased lighting and cooler temperatures. In accordance with the defined holiday schedule, buildings will not be returned to normal occupied conditions until the end of the break.
Main Campus Schedule
Main Campus will be closed Saturday, December 24th, 2011- Monday, January 2nd, 2012
Health Science Campus Schedule (Clinic Schedule)
Health Science Campus will be closed Saturday, December 24th, 2011- Monday, January 2nd, 2011.
Clinics may be Open Wednesday, December 28th 2011 - Friday, December 30th, 2011.
What You Can Do to HELP this GREEN Holiday be a SUCCESS:
Unplug all non-essential electronics including coffee pots, chargers, microwaves, printers, copiers, computers, radios, etc.
Turn off copiers, computers, lights and anything else you see
Shutdown non-essential lab equipment, close fume hoods, etc.
Close all exterior doors and windows.
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2011 Holiday Setback Program Report
IT Help Desk Holiday Schedule
The ECU IT Help Desk will be open on December 26th- December 30th from 8:00 am- 5:00pm with limited staff to assist with technology issues. After 5:00pm, you may contact the Help Desk and select the appropriate menu option to report an emergency or system outage. For more information: www.ecu.edu/itcs/help.cfm