Winter Break 2016-2017: What's Open, What's Closed On Campus

Emergency services are available during this and all academic breaks, even though administrative offices are closed from 5PM Thursday, December 22, 2016 until 8:30 AM Tuesday, January 3, 2017. This page contains information about:

  1. Emergency numbers - 24/7 availability even during Breaks
  2. What's open, what's closed on campus in January


Response for crisis & emergencies even during school breaks and closings

Department of Public Safety 24/7

(401) 863-4111

Administrator on Call (AOC) 24/7
Public Safety will have the AOC call you back

(401) 863-3322

Building or Facility Emergency (e.g., broken window, toilet overflow, no heat) 24/7

Non-emergency Facility Service Request - request service on line

(401) 863-7800
Medical Emergencies 24/7
(401) 863-4111
Nursing Advice 24/7
(401) 863-1330
Mental Health Support and Emergencies 24/7
(401) 863-3476
Sexual Assault Crisis Support 24/7
Confidential resource
(401) 863-6000



Academic deans and support services will be closed beginning December 22, 2016 until January 3, 2017.  Check information on the websites of the Dean of the College, the Graduate School, and the Medical School.


Additional information about Winter Break hours for recreational sport and fitness facilities may be found on

Aquatics Center, Nelson Fitness, OMAC

Closed Dec 24, Dec 25, and Dec 31, 2016 as well as Jan 1, 2017. For hours on other days in December and January, view calendar of hours at
Meehan Rink Last University skate is Wed, Dec 21, 2016 and will resume Wed, Jan 25, 2017.

Athletic events on campus

Thurs Dec 22 @ 1PM
Thurs Dec 22 @ 3:30PM
Women's basketball v. Saint Peter's (Pizzitola)
Men's basketball v. Maine (Pzzitola)
Thurs Dec 29@ 7PM Men's basketball v. Quinnipiac (Pizzitola)
Sat Dec 31 @ 2PM Men's basketball v. Stony Brook (Pizzitola)
Sat Jan 7 @ 7PM Men's ice hockey v. New Hampshire (Meehan)
Mon Jan 9 @ 12 noon
Women's basketball v. RI College (Pizzitola)
Fri Jan 13 @ 7PM Men's ice hockey v. St. Lawrence (Meehan)
Sat Jan 14  @ 2PM Men's ice hockey v. Clarkson (Meehan)
Fri Jan 20 @ 5:30PM
Fri Jan 20 @ 6PM
Fri Jan 20 @ 8PM

Women's basketball v. Yale (Pizzitola)
Women's ice hockey v. Harvard (Meehan)
Men's basketball v. Yale (Pizzitola)

Sat Jan 21 @ 10AM
Sat Jan 21 @ 3PM
Men's Tennis v. URI (Pizzitola)
Women's ice hockey v.s Dartmouth (Meehan)
Rest of January Check schedule on

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The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life serves all members of the Brown community regardless of religious affiliation. Chaplains offer confidential counsel and assistance, and can be reached at (401) 863-2344, or for emergencies after hours through the University's on-call system at (401) 863-3322.

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  • In the event of a mental health crisis, call (401) 863-3476 to reach ProtoCall counselors who are trained to help. ProtoCall provides Brown students with immediate support, assessment and referrals. In an emergency, they can help connect you with campus resources.
  • For appointments, CAPS will be closed beginning 5 PM Thurs, Dec 22, 2016 and will reopen 8:30 AM Tues, Jan 3, 2017. Students may visit the office or call for an appointment.
  •  CAPS will be closed for appointments Wed, Jan. 18 through Fri, Jan 20 during which time ProtoCall will take calls and a clinician will be on call for emergencies. Call (401) 863-3476 those days.

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  • Administrative offices close 5 PM Thurs, Dec 22, 2016 and reopen 8:30 AM Tues, Jan 3, 2017.
  • Meal plan service ends after dinner on Wed, Dec 21, 2016, and begins again Tues, Jan 24, 2017 with dinner in Sharpe Refectory from 4 PM - 7:30 PM. 
  • Optional meal plan for student enrolled in Winter Session courses and dining arranged athletes in competition and on campus during the break.
  • Check schedule of Cafe Hours for the various Dining venues, including the Blue Room and Ivy Room, as many have modified hours during winter break.
  • All venues open normal hours beginning Wed, Jan 25, 2017.

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During break, EMS and medical advice are available 24 hours, seven days a week:

  • Emergency medical services -- call (401) 863-4111 (Brown Public Safety).
  • Medical advice for students -- call (401) 863-1330 (Nurse Response).


Wed, Dec 21 and Thurs, Dec 22 Open 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Dec 23, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017 CLOSED
Nursing Advice available (401) 863-1330
Tue, Jan 3 - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 Open 8:30 AM - 5 PM -- closed weekends. Check Health Services website for "Today's Hours."
Mon, Jan 16 CLOSED University holiday
Nursing Advice available (401) 863-1330
Tue, Jan 17 Open 1:30PM - 5PM
Wed, Jan 18
Nursing Advice available (401) 863-1330
Thurs, Jan 19 and Fri, Jan 20 Open 1:30PM - 5PM
Sat, Jan 21 and Sun, Jan 22 CLOSED
Nursing Advice available (401) 863-1330
Mon, Jan 23 Regular weekly hours resume
Sat, Jan 28
Weekend hours resume

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  • The office will close Thurs, Dec 22, 2016 at 5 PM and will reopen Tues, Jan 3, 2017 at 8:30 AM
  • Dates and times of activities over break have been sent to students who registered with the office.


The University Libraries close Thurs, Dec 22 at 5PM. Detailed hours of each library, and a printable schedule, are available on the library website or by calling 401 863-BOOK.

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  • Students are required to vacate residence halls no later than 9AM Thurs, Dec 22, 2016. Doors will be locked and card access will be disabled during Break.
  • Residence halls reopen on Sat, Jan 21, 2017 for Spring Semester.
  • Additional information on the reslife website about extended stay arrangements for students for whom international residence or circumstance prevent leaving campus during Break.
  • Students enrolled in a Wintersession course should visit the Wintersession website for information about housing and meal plans.

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  • Campus Center will be closed 5PM Thurs, Dec 22, 2016 until 7:30 AM Tue, Jan 3, 2017.
  • The Blue Room  will close at 3 PM on Thursday, Dec 22 and reopen on Tues, Jan 3, 2017. Check winter hours


  • Office is closed from 5PM Thurs, Dec 22, 2016 until 8:30AM Tue, Jan 3, 2017.
  • SEAS Shuttle: Please see the Transportation website for details about Winter Adjusted Schedule during break.

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  • Student support deans help students facing personal or family emergencies; they are also happy to help students think through troubling, non-emergency situations. Call (401) 863-3145 for a "same day appointment" with the Dean of the Day.  If the emergency occurs in the evening, on a weekend, or during a school vacation break, call (401) 863-3322 and Public Safety will have the Administrator-on-Call contact you.
  • The office is closed from 5PM Thurs, Dec 22, 2016 until 8:30AM Tue, Jan 3, 2017. Emergency support is available by calling (401) 863-3322; Public Safety will have the Administrator on Call contact you.

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University Shuttle services operate on a Winter Adjusted Schedule during January. Please refer to the Transportation website for details about BUS, Brown onCall, and SEAS Shuttle service schedules.

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page date 12.20.16