Orange Appreciation Days/Winter Break Information

In continuation of Syracuse University’s commitment to providing comprehensive benefits and in appreciation of the contributions of faculty and staff, the University will be operating under its Orange Appreciation Days format for the Winter Break period from 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.

Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. In addition to the regular University holidays of Dec. 23, 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1, the following days have been designated as paid Orange Appreciation Days: Dec. 26, 27 and 30.

Units providing essential services that will remain operational during the Winter Break include Public Safety and Physical Plant and Maintenance. Some facilities, such as Bird Library, will be operational at reduced hours. Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, all buildings will be on a reduced occupancy schedule, and temperatures in most areas will be set at 60 degrees.

Services during Winter Break/Orange Appreciation Days

ADMISSIONS and ADMISSIONS PROCESSING

Admissions and Admissions Processing will be closed from Dec. 22 through Jan. 1 and will reopen on Jan. 2 at 8:30 a.m.

ADVANCEMENT AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

The division will have staff working related to the receipt and processing of gifts. Advancement Services staff will maintain business hours on Dec. 26, 27, 30 and 31.

ATHLETICS

The Athletics Department facilities will be closed to the public from Dec. 23, 2019, through Jan. 1, 2020, (except designated times Dec. 28 and 29 for individual sport camps). The Orange men’s basketball team will host Niagara on Dec. 28. The Dome Box Office schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday, Dec. 22-Friday, Dec. 27: closed
  • Saturday, Dec. 28: 3 to 8:30 p.m. (MBB vs. Niagara) (Dome Box Office only)
  • Sunday, Dec. 29-Wednesday, Jan. 1: closed
  • Thursday, Jan. 2: resume regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

BOOKSTORE

In observation of the University’s Orange Appreciation Days, the Bookstore will be closed Dec. 21, 2019, through Jan. 1, 2020. During this time, the Bookstore’s online store will be available for customer orders at http://bookweb.syr.edu. Orders received on or after Dec. 20 will be processed beginning Jan. 2. The Bookstore will reopen on Jan. 2 at 8:30 a.m.

BUILDING OCCUPANCY

The University will be operating under its Orange Appreciation Days format for the Winter Break period from 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, all University buildings will operate on a reduced occupancy schedule; the buildings will return to the normal occupancy schedule on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

During the Winter Break period:

  • All academic and administrative buildings will be locked or closed.
  • Building temperatures will be lowered to 60 degrees, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Request for Building Access:

If you require your building to be open over the Winter Break/Orange Appreciation Days period, please submit a request to your building coordinator, noting the specific dates and times. Requests should be made by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18. (Note that faculty and staff will be able to access all buildings, as usual, by swiping their SU I.D. cards, even when the buildings are locked.)

Request for Adjustments to Temperature and Lighting:

Deans, directors and department heads may submit a detailed request for adjustments to temperature and lighting during the Winter Break period. Please review the University’s temperature guidelines. We ask that requests be made using the online form by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Requests will be reviewed and approved by either the vice president and chief facilities officer or the provost.

Important: Buildings Not Included in Winter Break Reduced Occupancy Schedule

The following buildings will be excluded from the temperature setback and will remain on normal access, temperature and lighting settings:

  • Heroy Geology Laboratory
  • Bowne Hall, Fourth Floor
  • Lyman Hall, Fourth Floor
  • Sims Hall, Department of Public Safety
  • Center for Science and Technology
  • Bird Library: Operating hours are listed on the library website
  • Life Sciences Complex
  • Link Hall
  • Physics Building
  • Ensley Athletic Center
  • South Campus Library Facility
  • Manley Field House
  • Carmelo Anthony Center
  • Tennity Ice Pavilion
  • Crouse-Hinds Hall
  • 640 Skytop Road

Additionally, the following University web pages also provide information on Winter Break/Orange Appreciation Days services and resources:

Questions on building occupancy can be directed to the Department of Energy Systems and Sustainability Management, 315.443.1535 or energy@syr.edu.

BURSAR’S OFFICE

In continuation of Syracuse University’s commitment to providing comprehensive benefits and in appreciation of the contributions of faculty and staff, the Bursar’s Office will be closed from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 and will reopen on Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. Student account payments may be made by credit or debit card or via EFT through MySlice. Information about payment options can be found at bfas.syr.edu/bursar/make-a-payment.

Questions may be directed via email to the Bursar’s Office at bursar@syr.edu. This email address will be monitored and responded to as quickly as possible during this time.

CAMPUS BUS SHUTTLE

Beginning Saturday, Dec. 14, campus shuttle service will operate on a reduced schedule until the conclusion of Winter Break. For schedule updates, visit parking.syr.edu. If a matter is urgent, on-call staff can be contacted through the Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224.

CAMPUS PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

The Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction will be closed from Dec. 21, 2019, through Jan. 1, 2020. For additional information, a complete list of projects during this time, and contact information for the assigned project manager, visit facilities.syr.edu/cpdc.

CASH OPERATIONS (Bowne Hall)

The Cash Operations offices at Bowne Hall will be closed. For questions, email e-cashops@syr.edu.

COUNSELING CENTER 

The Counseling Center will be closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1. However, in the event of a mental health emergency, or if there is a need to contact a member of the Sexual and Relationship Response Team, 24-hour services remain available. These services can be accessed by calling 315.443.8000.

CUSTODIAL SERVICES 

Custodial Services will be provided, on a reduced basis, in academic and administrative buildings. All residence halls close on Dec. 14 at noon, and no custodial services will be provided. If assistance is needed, call 315.443.1234.

DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE

The Dean of Students Office is closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1; however, Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience staff is on call during Orange Appreciation Days in the event of a student emergency; please contact the Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224 for assistance. For 24/7 health and wellness support, contact Barnes Center at The Arch at 315.443.8000.

DELIVERIES 

Deliveries and pick up will be provided to departments requesting service. Arrangements for service can be requested by contacting Materials Distribution at 315.443.1940.

DELIVERIES (UPS and FedEx)

The Purchasing Department, based on department-submitted instructions, will make arrangements for UPS and FedEx deliveries to those departments. Departments for which staff will be working in locked buildings will need to contact the Purchasing Department prior to closing on Dec. 20 to coordinate delivery instructions. If your department has a specific request pertaining to UPS or FedEx deliveries, contact Donna Cleary in Purchasing at 315.443.2281 or purchase@syr.edu to make delivery arrangements. Please provide the days that the office will be staffed, the normal delivery location and the temporary delivery location. If deliveries are scheduled after Dec. 20, please make sure you make arrangements directly with the shipper.

DISABILITY BENEFITS AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFIT PAYMENTS

Disability benefits checks will be processed in advance. All Disability benefits checks will be processed through the payroll system. For those who don’t use the direct deposit option, checks will be mailed to the employee’s home address by the payroll department during the week of Dec. 23. For assistance with Workers’ Compensation checks, please contact our third party administrator, PMA, at 1.888.476.2669. For assistance during Orange Appreciation Days, contact Michaele DeHart at mdehart@syr.edu or 315.741.0408.

DISBURSEMENTS

Disbursements will not be processing payments after Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. The last payment run will be the night of Thursday, Dec. 19, for distribution and handling on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Normal processing will resume on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

To ensure timeliness of payments your department may have, please make appropriate arrangements to have requests into the Disbursements department on or before 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19. Requests will be processed in the order in which they are received.

Types of payments to consider for planning purposes:

  • Time-sensitive requisitions/invoices
  • Cash advances for travel scheduled at the end of December
  • Clearing any outstanding cash advances for travel on or before the week of Dec. 9, 2019
  • Travel vouchers for the month of December
  • Wire transfers—foreign and domestic

Credit card reconciliations for the Dec. 4, 2019, statement date should be completed and submitted to Disbursements by Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019.

Questions may be directed to Mary Jo Alaimo at 315.443.3148 or malaimo@syr.edu.

DRUMLINS

The Tennis Club will be open Dec. 21-22 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 23 from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Dec. 24 from 8 a.m. to noon; closed Dec. 25; open Dec. 26-27 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 28-29 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 30 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to noon and Jan. 1, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Tennis Club will return to normal hours on Jan. 2. Call 315.446.2323 for court times and reservations.

The Banquet Sales Office will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1. All other days are normal business hours. Appointments are available by calling 315.446.8511, ext. 323.

The Golf Shop will close on Sunday, Dec. 22, and remain closed through Jan. 5. The shop will re-open on Monday, Jan. 6.

The business and management offices will be closed beginning Dec. 23 and will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Pascale Italian Bistro at Drumlins will be closed Dec. 22-26; open Dec. 27-28 during normal hours; closed Dec. 2-Jan. 8 and return to normal hours on Jan. 9. Call 315.446.8511 or visit the website at www.pascaledrumlins.com.

ENERGY SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT 

The Energy Management Operations Center is staffed 24/7. For building systems scheduling questions or concerns, call 315.443.1535.

For building access issues, contact the Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224.

ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

Enrollment Management will be closed from Dec. 23-Jan. 1 and will reopen on Jan. 2 at 8:30 a.m.

ENROLLMENT AND THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

The Parents Office, Career Services, First-Year and Transfer Programs, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Health Promotions and Student Activities will all be closed from Dec. 23-Jan. 1. If issues arise during this time, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224 for assistance.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SERVICES

Environmental Health and Safety Services will have on-call staff available to assist in the event of a hazardous materials spill or emergency during Winter Break/Orange Appreciation Days. Environmental Health’s on-call staff can be contacted through the Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, INCLUSION AND RESOLUTION SERVICES

The Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services will be closed in observance of the holidays on Dec. 23-25 and Dec. 31, 2019, and Jan. 1, 2020.

On Dec. 26, 27 and 30, this year’s designated Orange Appreciation Days, the office will be available to employees by email at equalopp@syr.edu or TitleIX@syr.edu. Email will be checked once a day on Orange Appreciation Days, and emergencies will be addressed within 24 hours. The office will return to normal business hours on Jan. 2, 2020, at 8:30 a.m.

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs will be closed from Dec. 23-Jan. 1 and will reopen on Jan. 2.

FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY SERVICES

Fire and Life Safety Services will be staffed on campus each Orange Appreciation Day from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will provide services as necessary. If Fire and Life Safety Services assistance is needed, call 315.443.5474 or the Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224.

FOOD SERVICES

Food Services will be open for athletic and special events as scheduling dictates.

Click here for the hours of operation for campus cafés during Winter Break.

HEALTH SERVICES

The Health Services facility will be closed from Dec. 23-Jan. 1; 24-hour on-call service is available at 315.443.9005.

HENDRICKS CHAPEL

Hendricks Chapel will be open on Saturday, Dec. 21 for the Pan Am 103 Remembrance Service, which begins in the Noble Room at 2:03 p.m. The chapel will be closed from Sunday, Dec. 22 through Wednesday, Jan. 1. The chapel’s food pantry will remain open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during Winter Break, except from Saturday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Jan. 1. Students in urgent need of the pantry during this time should contact Syeisha Byrd at 315.706.4526. Hendricks Chapel chaplains remain available via their contact information that can be found online at Hendricks Chapel’s website.

HOUSING, MEAL PLAN AND I.D. CARD SERVICE CENTERS

The Housing, Meal Plan and I.D. Card Service Centers at 206 Steele Hall and 210 Goldstein Student Center will be closed. Staff will monitor the Housing email account and will respond to emergency concerns only. If you have an emergency that requires immediate attention, contact the Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224.

HUMAN RESOURCES

The Office of Human Resources will be closed on the University holidays: Dec. 23-25, 31 and Jan. 1. On Dec. 26, 27 and 30, this year’s designated Orange Appreciation Days, the office will be available to employees through the HR Service Center by calling and leaving a message at 315.443.4042 or by email at hrservic@syr.edu. This voice and email service will be checked twice daily on Orange Appreciation Days, and emergencies will be addressed promptly. All other matters will be addressed when the University returns to normal business hours, 8:30 to 5 p.m., on Jan. 2.

ITS SUPPORT

ITS will be monitoring computing and network services throughout Winter Break and will respond appropriately if system-wide problems occur.

All times shown below are Eastern Time.

Telephone and Email Support Hours

During Winter Break, assistance is available from an ITS support staff member by calling 315.443.2677 or by emailing help@syr.edu as follows:

Dec. 22-23, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 26-31, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For ITS support during days and times outside those listed above, please email help@syr.edu or call 315.443.2677. If you choose to call, follow the automated prompts and leave a message for the on-call ITS staff. On-call support is applicable before/after the open hours listed above and on the following dates:

Dec. 24-25
Jan. 1

ITS support staff hours will resume regular business hours on Thursday, Jan. 2.

In-person Support Service Center Hours

The ITS Service Center in Room 1-227 of the Center for Science and Technology will operate as follows:

Dec. 14-15: closed

Dec. 16-19: open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dec. 20: open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 21-Jan. 1, 2020: closed

Jan. 2: open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jan. 3: open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jan. 4-5: closed

Jan. 6-9: open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jan. 10: open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jan. 11: open noon to 6 p.m.

Jan. 12: open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The ITS Service Center will resume regular business hours on Monday, Jan. 13.

LIBRARY

Bird Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 21, noon to 8 p.m. on Dec. 22, noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 26 and 27, and noon to 6 p.m. on Dec. 30. All other library locations will be closed. Please visit http://library.syr.edu/hours/ for a listing of specific hours of operations during Intersession.

MAIL SERVICES/MATERIALS DISTRIBUTION

Deliveries and pick up will be provided to departments requesting service. Arrangements for service can be requested by contacting Mail Services at 315.443.2803 or Materials Distribution at 315.443.1940. Mail delivery and pick up will be provided to departments requesting service. Arrangements for service can be requested by contacting Mail Services at 443.2803.

MAINTENANCE REQUESTS

Maintenance requests for academic and administrative buildings may be requested using the online form at facilities.syr.edu/physical-plant-service-requests. For emergencies, contact Facilities Services immediately at 315.443.1234.

Maintenance requests for residence halls, dining facilities or South Campus apartments may be requested using the online form at facilities.syr.edu. For emergencies, please contact Facilities Services immediately at 315.443.1234.

MEDIA QUERIES/NEWS SERVICES

The SU News team’s voice mail, 315.443.3784, will be monitored regularly over the Orange Appreciation Days and an on-call number is provided to the media. Urgent media inquiries should be directed to Sarah Scalese, senior associate vice president for University communications, at sescales@syr.edu.

PAYCHECK DISTRIBUTION

Weekly Pay Immediately Prior to Winter Break

Weekly pay for the work week ending Dec. 11, 2019, will be paid on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Paper paychecks will be delivered to departments for pick up/distribution on Dec. 18, 2019; direct deposit will be available to individuals’ accounts.

Paychecks that are not picked up by Dec. 20, 2019, will be kept in departments for pick up/distribution on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Departments must ensure that these paychecks are secured in locked locations until that date.

Weekly and Semi-Monthly Pay During Winter Break

Pay for the work week ending Dec. 18, 2019, will be paid on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. The semi-monthly pay period ending Dec. 31, 2019, will be paid on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. This is the last paycheck of the calendar year 2019 Form W-2 reporting period.

Employees who have not signed up for direct deposit and will therefore receive a paper paycheck should ensure their permanent address is accurate by going to MySlice, My Profile, Addresses. Any changes must be made by Dec. 18, 2019. Weekly paper paychecks dated Dec. 24, and 31, 2019, and semi-paper paychecks dated Dec. 31, 2019, will be mailed via U.S. Postal Service.

Direct deposit for the weekly payroll will be available in individuals’ accounts on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 2019. Direct deposit for the semi-monthly payroll will be available to individuals’ accounts on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Payments by direct deposit can be viewed anytime on MySlice, under Employee Services, Human Resources and Payroll Services.

Weekly Pay Immediately After Winter Break

Pay for the work week ending Jan. 1, 2020, will be paid on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. This is the first check of the calendar year 2020 Form W-2 reporting period.

Paper paychecks will be delivered to departments for distribution; direct deposit will be made to account(s).

PAYROLL DEADLINES

Weekly Payroll Deadlines Immediately Prior to Winter Break

The week ending Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, paid on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2019:

  • Time approval is due by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019.
  • Online RAP approval is due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019.

Semi Payroll Deadlines Immediately Prior to Winter Break

  • Semi online RAPs for the pay period ending Dec. 31, 2019, are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

Weekly Payroll Deadlines During Winter Break

The week ending Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, paid on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2019:

  • Time approval is due by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019.
  • Online RAP approval is due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019.

Any employees’ time that is submitted but not approved by the deadline will be approved by the Payroll Office. Employees will be paid (or not paid) based upon the time that has or has not been submitted in the system. Any adjustments or corrections will have to be submitted for payment in the following pay period. There will be no special checks processed.

PAYROLL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If I do not have direct deposit, how will I get my paycheck on Dec. 24 and 31, 2019?

Paychecks will be mailed to your permanent address. You can verify your permanent address is accurate by going to MySlice, My Profile, Addresses. Any changes must be made by Dec. 18, 2019.

Where can I sign up for direct deposit?

Log onto https://myslice.syr.edu and select “Human Resources and Payroll Services.”

Why might I not receive a paycheck at my home by Dec. 24, 2019?

Several reasons could result in you not receiving your paper paycheck on or before Dec. 24, 2019. Your permanent address in MySlice has to be correct as of Dec. 18, 2019. For example, if you have moved and did not change your address, the paper paycheck will be delivered to the address per MySlice and either forwarded to your new address (if you have filed a change of address form with the U.S. Postal Service) or it will be returned to Payroll. Either case will result in potentially significant delays in your receipt of your paper paycheck.

What happens if my permanent address is incorrect in MySlice?

Since paper paychecks will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service, Syracuse University cannot control, track or locate your paycheck once mailed. If you have filed a change of address form with the U.S. Postal Service to forward your mail, delivery of your paycheck will be delayed. If no such form has been filed, the paper paycheck will be returned to Payroll. Either case will result in potentially significant delays in your receipt of your paper paycheck.

How do I change my permanent address?

Log onto https://myslice.syr.edu and select My Profile, Addresses.

If I receive my weekly paper paycheck before Dec. 24 or 31, 2019 or my semi paper paycheck before Dec. 31, 2019, can I cash/deposit it?

No. Paychecks dated Dec. 24, 2019, or Dec. 31, 2019, are not valid prior to that date.

What happens if I don’t receive my paper paycheck?

If you have not received your paycheck by Dec. 26, 2019, you can call Payroll at 315.443.4042, option 2, and leave a message with the following information:

  • Indicate that you did not receive your paycheck.
  • Give your name and SU I.D. number.
  • Give the name of the University department that you were expecting pay from.
  • Provide a telephone number where you can be reached.

Messages will be reviewed at various times during the day and calls will be returned as soon as possible.

No special checks will be issued during Winter Break.

PUBLIC SAFETY

The Department of Public Safety will remain open 24/7 during the Winter Break. For emergencies or assistance, call 315.443.2224, connect with us via the LiveSafe app, or text or email 711@syr.edu.

RECREATION SERVICES

Marshall Square Mall Fitness Center

Closed Dec. 21-Jan. 1.

Open Dec. 16-19:

Ernie Davis Hall Fitness Center, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Flanagan Gym, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Goldstein Fitness Center, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sibley Pool, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Open Dec. 20

Ernie Davis Hall Fitness Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Flanagan Gym, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Goldstein Fitness Center, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sibley Pool, 1-4 p.m.

Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Open Jan. 2-3

Barnes Center at The Arch, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Barnes Center Pool, 1-5 p.m.

Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion, noon to 8 p.m.

 

Open Jan. 4-5

Barnes Center at The Arch, noon to 6 p.m.

Barnes Center Pool, 1-5 p.m.

Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion, noon to 6 p.m.

REGISTRAR’S OFFICE

The Office of the Registrar will be closed from 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, through Wednesday, Jan. 1. The office will reopen on Jan. 2, at 8:30 a.m. Questions regarding grading may be directed via email to registrar@syr.edu. This email address will be monitored and responded to as quickly as possible during this time.

RESEARCH INTEGRITY AND PROTECTIONS

Facility technicians will report to work every day during the period from Dec. 21-Jan. 1 in order to perform essential duties in the LSC, CST and ISR facilities. For emergencies or assistance, call Public Safety at 315.443.2224.

SCHINE BOX OFFICE

The Schine Box Office will be open on the following dates and times during Winter Break:

  • Thursday, Dec. 19-Friday, Dec. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 2-Friday, Jan. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Normal business hours will resume on Monday, Jan. 6.

SHERATON HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER

Hotel operating normal business hours, 24 hours each day with the exception of the restaurants. Rachel’s Restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch each day with the exception of Dec. 25. Rachel’s will be closed for dinner from Dec. 22-27 and Dec. 29–Jan. 2. Sitrus Lounge will serve dinner and cocktails during normal business hours of 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 21-23 and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 24; closed Dec. 25; and open Dec. 26-30 from 2 p.m.–close and Dec. 31, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

SNOW CLEARING

Normal snow clearing activities will take place. If assistance is needed, call 315.443.1234.

SPONSORED PROGRAMS

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) will have limited staff checking email during the Winter Break/Orange Appreciation Days period. OSP can be contacted at ospoff@syr.edu or Stuart Taub can be contacted directly at staub@syr.edu.

Submission of applications with deadlines during the Winter Break/Orange Appreciation Days period should be coordinated with OSP staff in advance of the break to ensure timely review and authorization.

 

STEAM STATION/CHILLED WATER PLANT

The Steam Station is staffed 24/7. Please contact the control room at 315.443.5105 for any steam- or chilled-water related problems.

STUDENT CENTERS AND PROGRAMMING SERVICES

The Ann and Alfred Goldstein Student Center and the Women’s Building will both be closed from Dec. 21-Jan. 1. Both centers will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 8 a.m.

SYRACUSE ABROAD

The Syracuse Abroad main campus office will be closed from 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20-Wednesday, Jan. 1, reopening at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2. The general voicemail (800.235.3472 or 315.443.3471) and email (suabroad@syr.edu) will be checked regularly; urgent calls and pressing inquiries will be returned as soon as possible. For more information, visit the Syracuse Abroad website, http://suabroad.syr.edu.

The schedule for the University’s Abroad Centers follows:

SU FLORENCE

Closed Dec. 25-Jan. 1.

SU HONG KONG

Closed Dec. 25- 26, and Jan. 1.

SU LONDON

Closed Dec. 23-Jan. 5.

SU MADRID

Closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1.

SU SANTIAGO

Closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1.

SU STRASBOURG

Closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) staff will be checking email during the Winter Break/Orange Appreciation Days period and will respond to urgent matters as needed.

Invention disclosures with imminent publication (conference presentation/poster session, grant application, paper submission) deadlines prior to Jan. 2 should be coordinated with OTT staff in advance of the break to ensure timely review and filing for protection. The office may be reached at 315.443.5196.

TREASURER’S OFFICE (621 Skytop)

The Treasurer’s Office at 621 Skytop Road will be closed. Critical functions will continue to be performed, including security gift processing, bank transfers and electronic payments. For questions related to Treasurer’s Office functions, please call 315.443.2474 or email treasoff@syr.edu. Any requests for the Treasurer’s Office of an urgent nature should be directed to Scott Kemp at 315.679.0379.

UNIVERSITY CREDIT CARD

Please contact J P Morgan directly at 1.800.316.6056 for any issues related to lost or stolen cards, fraud charges or declined transactions. Please be aware that the last four digits of your SU I.D. number is the pin number on file.

University staff will also be available to handle credit issues relating to University procurement or credit cards by phone at 315.443.1957 or by email at JPMCSUCC@syr.edu.