In gratitude for your dedication and hard work, I am pleased to announce that, in addition to our regularly scheduled Christmas holidays, the University will close on December 26, 27 and 28. These additional days will be administrative closure days. Except for essential services, the University will close at the end of business on Friday, December 21, 2012, and re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. To all those who provide essential services, I offer my gratitude and that of the entire University community for ensuring that necessary operations continue during the closure.
Please note too, that all are invited to attend our annual ecumenical Christmas service in the Mission Church on December 12 at 4:30 p.m. Following the service, we will hold our Christmas and Holidays Party for faculty and staff. I hope you will join with colleagues and friends for an evening of prayer and celebration as we ring in the season of peace and joy.