Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving Break – It is right around the corner . . .

Here is some important information regarding the break:

  • The Residence Halls will close for the break at 5:00 pm, Wednesday, November 21st.
  • The RSC will be CLOSED during the break and there will be NO MAIL SERVICE during the break.
  • The Residential complex will RE-OPEN at NOON on Sunday, November 25 after the break. 
  • Valsetz Dining Hall will also close at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, November 21st, however –
  • Please Note:  Students may stay in their rooms during this break at no additional cost, however
    you MUST sign up on the WOU Portal to stay.
  • Log onto the Portal.
  • Click on “WOU University Housing” to access your Housing Overview.
  • Look for the Thanksgiving Break Stayover form within the dropdown
    menu under Apps and Forms at the top of the page & sign up to stay!

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP TO STAY:  4:30 pm, Tuesday, November 20th.
REMEMBER:

The Residential Service Center (RSC) will be CLOSED during the break and there will be NO mail delivery during the Thanksgiving Break.
The RSC will re-open after the break at Noon, on Sunday, November 25 when the halls open.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION DURING THANKSGIVING BREAK

ALDERVIEW AND KNOX ST. APARTMENT RESIDENTS:

Along with Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks – this time of year ALSO ushers in COLD WEATHER. Please work with us to keep your apartments  warm, hassle-free and in good shape by keeping in mind the following Cold Weather Tips:

  • COLD WEATHER TIPS

  • Leave Cupboard doors under sinks open. This allows warm air to circulate in and around the pipes.
  • In severe cold weather, open the faucets (both hot and cold, sinks and tubs) JUST slightly and let the water drip all the time. (For obvious reasons, make sure that the drain is not plugged). This simple precaution can prevent most major pipe damage.
  • If your plumbing does freeze, contact your apartment manager immediately so that repairs can be initiated. PLEASE be patient. Our past experience is that campus maintenance staff work extremely long hours during these emergency situations in an effort to get all of campus thawed out and operating smoothly. Your patience and understanding until, and when, they get to you is appreciated!
  • If cold weather occurs during the break, and you are not at home, campus personnel may enter your apartments to check and open faucets.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!  With your assistance we will go through the winter with a minimum of freeze damage! 

Wherever you end up during this break, University Housing wishes you a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving Holiday!
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION DURING THANKSGIVING BREAK
 

CONTACT US

University Housing

(503) 838-8311 | or e-mail: housing@wou.edu  | Location: Ground floor of Ackerman Hall