(UPDATE: MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee announced Wednesday, March 11, that Spring Break will be extended one week for students until Sunday, March 22, with remote classes to begin Monday, March 23, as a precaution to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more.)
Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty will be on spring break from Monday, March 9, through Saturday, March 14.
And MTSU closed its offices March 9 to encourage employees to spend a “True Blue Day of Service” to volunteer with recovery efforts under way after this week’s deadly Midstate storms, university President Sidney A. McPhee announced Thursday, March 5. Previously scheduled events, such as campus tours and hosted meetings, were held as planned Monday, and the closure will not apply to those deemed essential to on-going campus operations.
From Tuesday, March 10, through Friday, March 13, MTSU offices will be open their normal hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Classes will resume Monday, March 16.
Some buildings and MT Dining food venues will be open during the week of spring break and both weekends, including:
• James E. Walker Library — open noon to 4 p.m. March 7 for first-ever Spring Festival of the Arts; open from 2 to 10 p.m. March 8; closed March 9; open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 10-13; closed March 14; open from 1 p.m. March 15, to 2 a.m. March 16.
• Student Union — open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 7, open from noon to 6 p.m. March 8, closed March 9, open from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 10-13, open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 and open from noon to 11 p.m. March 15.
• MT One Stop in the Student Services and Admissions Center — daily campus tours available at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 9-13, with housing tours at 12:15 p.m.; MT One Stop and SSAC open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 10-13. For more on the guided campus tours, visit http://www.mtsu.edu/schedule-a-visit/daily-campus-visits.php or call 615-898-5670.
• Campus Recreation Center — facilities open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10-13, closed March 14-15 and office open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 10-13.
• Student Health Services and Campus Pharmacy in the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center — open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10-13. (Note: The pharmacy closes from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch and drive-thru is open until 4:30 p.m.)
• MT Dining — A number of food venues are closed or have limited hours. To find openings and closings, visit http://mtsu.campusdish.com and click on “Locations.” Clicking on the individual locations will bring up spring break hours of operation.
MTSU has more than 300 combined undergraduate and graduate programs.
— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)