Holiday and Academic Break Door Lock Procedure and Schedule

The Strategic Enterprise Risk Management Committee has approved the following procedure for locking buildings on the Eugene campus on holidays and during academic breaks.


All buildings are locked with the following exceptions:

  • Erb Memorial Union may be open if it is not closed for the holiday.
  • Housing dining facilities may be open if the holiday occurs during the academic term.

Academic Breaks

Academic Breaks for the purpose of this procedure includes:

  • Portions of Winter break (see below)
  • Spring break

It is noted that the Law School door locking schedule will follow their academic calendar.


Some buildings with public facing services may not be subject to the locking schedule, especially during academic breaks. These buildings include:

  • Central Power Station
  • Erb Memorial Union
  • Housing facilities with dining services
  • Museums
  • Olum Child Development Center
  • Oregon Hall
  • Outdoor Program
  • Student Recreation Center
  • Student Welcome Center
  • Thompson University Center
  • Transportation Services
  • University Health Services
  • UO Police Department Lobby
  • Knight Library
  • Price Science Commons
  • 1715 Franklin

Additional Information:

  • Employees can use their keys or prox card to access locked buildings. Those who do not have access, may request it from the UO Card Office.
  • Finance and Administration Shared Services IT administers the door locking system and will send reminders through the facility liaison list prior to door locking dates.
  • Authorized individuals may request exceptions to the locking procedure through FASS It by emailing or calling 541-346-2245. Criteria for exception requests are:
    • Building entry is staffed to monitor access.
    • Special events open to the public are scheduled in the space.
    • The space utilizes the EMS system for event scheduling.

The Holiday and Academic Break Door Lock Procedure was developed and approved by the Campus Vulnerability Assessment Team.

2023-2024 Holiday & Academic Break Schedule

Holidays & Academic Breaks

Building Lock Schedule


Building Unlock schedule


Veteran's Day

Thursday, November 10, 2023

Regular closing time

Monday, November 14, 2023

7:00 a.m.


Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Regular closing time

Monday, November 27, 2023

7:00 a.m.

Winter Break

Friday, December 15, 2023

Regular closing time

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Friday, January 12, 2024

Regular closing time

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Spring Break

Friday, March 22, 2024

Regular closing time

Monday, April 1, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Memorial Day

Friday, May 24, 2024

Regular closing time

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

7:00 a.m.


Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Regular closing time

Thursday, June 20, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Independence Day

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Regular closing time

Friday, July 5, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Labor Day

Friday, August 30, 2024

Regular closing time

Tuesday, September 3, 2024

7:00 a.m.