MTSU students, faculty, staff to observe Thanksgiv...

MTSU students, faculty, staff to observe Thanksgiving holiday break

MTSU students and faculty will enjoy a four-day break Nov. 22-25, and the university will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24, as the university observes the Thanksgiving holiday.

Fall semester classes will resume Monday, Nov. 27, and all business offices will return to their normal 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. operating hours that day.

True Blue Thanksgiving graphicA Thanksgiving dinner for students staying on campus for the holiday will be served Thursday, Nov. 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Scarlett Commons Clubhouse.

The MTSU Parent and Family Association will provide the food, which will be catered by MT Dining, and Housing and Residential Life staff members will set up and serve the meal. All other food venues will be closed that day.

Activity picks up around Floyd Stadium and surrounding areas Saturday, Nov. 25, as the Blue Raiders welcome Old Dominion University for football. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.

Hours of operation for buildings and offices during the holiday week include:

Student Union: Open 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22; closed Nov. 23-25 and open 6-10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26.

• James E. Walker Library: Open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 22; closed Nov. 23-25 and open from 1 p.m. Nov. 26 to 2 a.m. Nov. 27.

• Campus Recreation Center: Open 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 22; closed Nov. 23-26.

Health Services: Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22; closed Nov. 23-26.

• Campus Pharmacy: Open 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Nov. 22 with the drive-thru open until 4:30 p.m.; closed Nov. 23-26.

Some Aramark/MT Dining locations will be open Nov. 22-26; visit online and select “locations.” All campus food venues resume their regular hours Nov. 27.

The last scheduled day of classes for the semester will be Wednesday, Dec. 6. Study day will be Thursday, Dec. 7.

Final exams will begin Friday, Dec. 8, and continue through Thursday, Dec. 14. Fall 2017 commencement will be held Saturday, Dec. 16.

— Randy Weiler (