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Physical Facilities will have reduced services during the holiday break.


In general, the ambient temperatures will be maintained at approximately 55° degrees Fahrenheit. Please contact Physical Facilities Customer Service Center at 777-2226 if you have heating needs during the week of December 23.

Staff that intend to work over the break and do not have a key to unlock their building should either work with their building administrator for access or go to university police for assistance in accessing the building.


All research labs including the Biotechnology Building, Engineering and Science Buildings and Science III,Science IV and Science V will maintain normal temperatures. In the Engineering and Science Building, normal temperatures will be maintained in the laboratory spaces. Offices may be cooler than normal.

Library Hours

The Library maintains hours over the holiday period. Click here for details.

Custodial Services

Regular custodial/trash pickup services will end at 7 a.m. Friday, December 20. Please be sure to dispose of perishables/food prior to that pickup. Regular services will resume Thursday, January 2.

Customer Service Center

Physical Facilities Customer Service Center will close at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec 23 to observe the Christmas holiday.  We will resume normal operations, 7 a.m. Thursday, December 26.

Central Receiving

Binghamton University's Central Receiving will close at noon, Tuesday, Dec 24, to observe the Christmas holiday.  We will resume normal operations at 7 a.m., Thursday, January 2, 2014.

Campus Mail Services

Campus Mail Services will have reduced services on Tuesday, December 24. Mail runs will be provided in the morning only. ITC and UDC will be serviced earlier than usual. The personal postage and main/package pick up windows will not be open. Metering of outgoing mail will end at 11:30 a.m. and will not resume until Thursday, January 2. The following services will be suspended from December 26 through January 1: mail deliveries and pickup at all locations, package and postage window services, and metering of outgoing mail.

The CMS staff will maintain hours of operation from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. during the curtailment dates of December 26, 27, 30, & 31.  Faculty and staff wanting to pick up their mail may do so from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please call Ext. 7-2372 first and bring your BU ID.  Mail will be sorted by department so individuals should expect to search through all of the department mail to find personally addressed mail.

Campus Mail Services will receive express and overnight items from FedEx, DHL, and UPS for all departments during the curtailment dates. We will not be accepting ground deliveries. The U.S. Postal Service will pick up mail from the postal mailboxes (blue boxes on the south side of the University Union) on their normal schedule.

The stamp vending machine will be available in our main lobby. Regular hours and services will resume on Thursday, January 2.

Unplug Appliances Before the Break

"Phantom" loads, or the power consumed by any device while it is switched off, occur in most appliances that use electricity, such as VCRs, televisions, stereos, computers and kitchen appliances. In the average home, 75 percent of the electricity used to power electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. This can be avoided by unplugging the appliance or using a power strip and using the switch on the power strip to cut all power to the appliance. Remember to unplug all unnecessary appliances before you leave for winter break.

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Last Updated: 12/19/13