Residence Halls Closed For Thanksgiving

By Tia’s Hammond
All residence halls will be officially closed at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16.

Students will have until 5 p.m. Friday to evacuate the campus for the Thanksgiving break. This will be the university’s first year to have a full week of school off for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Procedures to be completed before residents check out include: the cleaning of their rooms, unplugging of all appliances, closing and locking windows, turning off all lights and locking doors.

Students are highly recommended to take their valuable items with them because the university will not be held liable for the items that are left behind.

Many students are excited to finally have a full week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. Senior, Khaliah Brooks said, “since I’ve attended Lincoln we’ve only had three days off. It feels good to have a whole week off to relax and eat with family.”

According to the university’s physical plant, the power will be shut down at the university on Monday Nov. 19 for up to six hours.

Matt Muscella, director of the university’s physical plant, said “The reason for the shutdown of power is to clean the substation, which brings the power from Peco into the university. This is state regulated not for us to save money.”

Residents will not be required to turn in their room keys in to their residence advisors or residence coordinators. They will only have to turn their keys in for winter break.

Students will be able to return to campus on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m.

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