University Shutdown
Author: by Sarah J. Christensen, Daily Vanguard
Posted: December 15, 2009

Furlough closure

What students need to know about Dec. 19-28

By Sarah J. Christensen

Vanguard staff


Portland State will be closed from Dec. 19–28 for mandatory furlough days. Furlough days (or leave days) are required for all classified and unclassified staff. For students, this will mean many services and amenities will not be available, so they should plan accordingly.

Office of Student Financial Aid
The financial aid office will be completely closed down. Disbursements will be placed in students’ accounts on Dec. 28 due to the holiday.

Registration and Records office
The registration office in Neuberger Hall will be closed. However, online registration through Banweb will still be available to students.

University Housing
Administration offices will be closed, but resident assistants, mail clerks and front-desk attendants will be operating as usual.

All Portland State-operated dining services will be closed. This includes the Victor’s in Ondine dining hall, Viking Court and The Meetro Cafe.

Transportation and Parking Services
Garages will be open, but unmonitored. Parking from Dec. 18–28 will be free.

Center for Student Health and Counseling

SHAC will be closed, but afterhours nurses will be available for phone consultation by calling 503-725-2800. Urgent messages left for SHAC will be answered the next business day.

Dental services

The office will be closed, though emergency calls to the office will be answered the next day and there will be one dentist available for emergencies.

Online services
The Office of Information and Technology will be closed, but all online systems will still be operational. These include: Blackboard, Banweb, Webmail and the library Web site.

Peter W. Stott Center
The Stott Center will be closed to students for everything except for prescheduled sporting events. This will mean no open gym times, etc.