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On Campus for the Holidays? We’ve Got You Covered. Check here for holiday break and interterm dining hours, parking updates, fitness hours and more.

Congratulations—you’ve made it through finals. Now it’s time to relax; but first, check out the reminders below to help you prepare for the new year and stay safe during the long break.

Student Union winter break and interterm hours

During winter break, the Student Union will be closed Dec. 21 through Jan. 1. Interterm desk hours will be as follows:

  • Jan. 2-Jan. 26 – The desk will be unstaffed
  • Jan. 27-Feb. 2
    • Monday-Wednesday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Thursday-Sunday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Chapman Fitness Centers Winter Break and Interterm Hours

The Julianne Argyros Fitness Center and Henley Hall Fitness Center both will be closed Dec. 14 through Jan. 5 for winter break. Interterm (Jan. 6 through Feb. 2) hours are as follows:

  • Julianne Argyros Fitness Center
    • Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Henley Hall Fitness Center
    • Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Please note that GroupX sessions will be offered during Interterm in the Henley Hall Fitness Center. Beginning Jan. 6, check the RecPortal to view the schedule and sign up. Please note that the Doti-Struppa Rock Wall is currently closed for maintenance and cleaning and will reopen on Feb. 3.

Interterm Dining Hours

All dining options on campus will be closed from Dec. 22 through Jan. 1 for winter break. The following are the interterm hours of our campus restaurants, effective Jan. 2:

  • Einstein Bros. Bagels – Closed
  • Jamba Juice – Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Qdoba – Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 p.m.
  • Subconnection – Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Starbucks – Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Rotunda Café – Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Simply to Go – Closed
  • Twelve – Closed
  • Randall Dining Commons
    • Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 5-8 p.m.
    • Friday from 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 5-7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m.

Parking and Shuttle Updates for Interterm

Here are a few winter break and interterm parking and shuttle reminders:

  • Valid hangtags or virtual parking permits are required at all times, even during interterm.
  • During interterm, resident permit holders may leave vehicles parked in the residence complex in the Jim Miller structure. Residents in Chapman Grand, Panther Village and The K may leave their vehicles at their respective parking areas provided they have valid parking permits.
  • There is no vehicle storage permitted in any other lot or structure, and vehicles left parked beyond 15 days in any location may be towed. Please roll up all windows, lock the vehicle, and store all valuables out of sight, as the University assumes no liability for any theft or damage to vehicles left parked on University property.
  • The overnight parking restriction in commuter parking areas remains in effect for winter break and interterm, and vehicles parked in violation of this policy are subject to being towed.
  • Parking Services and Public Safety also recommend you store bicycles in your dorm rooms during the break.
  • Please note there will be no shuttle service Dec. 21 through Jan. 1. Beginning Jan. 2, shuttle service will resume on a modified interterm schedule. The schedule has been sent to Chapman Grand and Panther Village staff for distribution to residents and will also be available on the Passio Go! shuttle tracking app.

Additional information regarding parking and shuttle services can be obtained at or by emailing

Holiday Home Security

If you are traveling this holiday season, Public Safety reminds you to take the necessary precautions to secure your homes and residence hall rooms. Help protect yourself by keeping your doors and windows locked, securing side gates and garage side doors, keeping outside lighting on, and maintaining landscaping to eliminate hiding places. Immediately report any suspicious activity to Orange Police Dispatch at 714-744-7444 or call 911 for any in-progress crime or emergency.

Cyber Security During the Holidays

During the holiday season, cyber attackers use holiday-related themes and tricks to get you to click on harmful links and obtain user login information. Having a strong and unique password is your best line of defense against these types of attacks, and regularly changing your password is highly recommended. You can change your password for your student account by visiting Find more holiday safety tips at IS&T’s blog. Contact the Service Desk at 714-997-6600 with any questions.

Global Citizens Wall

Students don’t stop being Global Citizens while on break. This week’s question focuses on the topic of global citizenship: What can you do to continue to contribute as a Global Citizen during winter break and interterm? You can look back at fall semester’s responses on Engage.

Important Information for Students Graduating in the Spring

If you are expecting to graduate this spring, this is a reminder to apply for degree conferral as soon as possible, preferably by Jan. 15. Visit the Office of the University Registrar for more information. 

Important Financial Aid Information

The 2020-21 FAFSA and California Dream Act applications are available. For the FAFSA, go to to apply; you can also download the myStudentAid app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store on your phone or tablet and complete it on the app. For the California Dream Act application, go to to apply. The preferred filing date is Mar. 2 for both applications; please note that this is a critical deadline for those of you receiving federal, state, or Chapman financial aid.

Stephanie House