What's open, what's closed during winter break

Dozens of academic buildings will close down during the winter break, as will many that serve the campus community and the general public. Break hours for some public buildings, offices and services are listed below. The university holidays are Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1. The spring semester begins Jan. 8.

Ames/ISU Ice Arena
Closed Dec. 25
Check online schedule for daily public skating hours

Athletics ticket offices
Closed Dec. 22-27 and Dec. 30-Jan. 1
Open noon-4 p.m. Dec. 28-29
Hilton Coliseum ticket office opens one hour before games

Chemistry Stores
Closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1, except Dec. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

No service Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
Reduced hours Dec. 16-Jan. 7, including no service after 6 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31

Iowa State Center ticket office
Closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1

ISU Book Store
Closed Dec. 23-26 and Dec. 30-Jan. 1
Reduced hours Dec. 18-Jan. 4

ISU Dining (dining centers, restaurants, cafés and convenience stores)
Closed Dec. 16-Jan. 1
Locations begin opening Jan. 2. Check online schedule for details.

Memorial Union
The MU will be open throughout the break, as will the parking ramp. However, many establishments and offices will be closed Dec. 18-Jan. 7, including:

  • Browsing Library and Chapel
  • CyBowl & Billiards
  • ISU Lectures Office
  • Maintenance Shop
  • Multicultural Center
  • Post Office
  • Student Government
  • Student Union Board
  • Workspace

Parks Library
Closed Dec. 16-17, Dec. 23-26, Dec. 30-Jan. 1 and Jan. 6-7
Reduced hours during break
Tech lending closed Dec. 27-29

Recreation Services (State Gym, Beyer Hall and Lied Center)
Closed Dec. 24-26 and Jan. 1
Reduced hours Dec. 16-Jan. 6
State Gym pool closed Dec. 16-Jan. 1 for repairs

Reiman Gardens
Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

Transportation Services
Closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1
For vehicle reservations that begin during that time, select a start time for Dec. 22 between 3 and 5 p.m. for early key pickup. Include note in comments section stating when you'll take vehicle from lot. Access to on-site fuel will be open 24/7. 

University museums (all locations)
Closed Dec. 18-Jan. 5