Thanksgiving Break

As specified in the College Catalog and on-line Student Handbook, the residence halls and houses will close for Thanksgiving Break on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.  They will reopen at noon on Sunday, December 1. Classes resume on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.  

All residents, including those in student teaching, international students or practicum students, must leave the traditional residence halls and residential houses shortly after their last class on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, and no later than 5:00 p.m., whichever comes first.     

If you live in any of the Hendrix-owned apartments or theme houses (Hendrix Corner, Clifton Street, Front Street, Huntington or Village Apartments; Eco House or Language House) you may remain in your place of residence during the Thanksgiving break, however, for safety and maintenance reasons we ask that you let us know if you’ll be staying for the entire break or when you’ll be leaving and returning. You can let us know your plans here.   

The last meal served in the Cafeteria and the Burrow will be lunch on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.  The cafeteria will reopen beginning with dinner on Sunday, December 1, 2013.  The Burrow will reopen on Monday, December 2, 2013.  

Except for Public Safety, the College will close on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.  Dining Services, the Burrow, Health and Counseling will not be available during the break.  


Closing Instructions for Thanksgiving Break
Requesting an Extension for the Traditional Residence Halls or Residential Houses
Residing in Hendrix-owned Apartments or the Eco House or Language House
Shuttle Service
Timeline


CLOSING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK:
Each resident is responsible for the following:   

  • Clean your room prior to leaving.  
  • Dispose of all open food stuff and return any dining hall property you may have borrowed.  
  • Empty all waste baskets into the big trash bin in the hallways.
    • Apartment residents, dispose of all open food, throw away any food items that will spoil or attract pests and empty all trash bins into the dumpster at your building.  
  • Do not leave any belongings in lounges, bathrooms, laundry rooms or hallways.  
  • Remove or secure all valuables. The college is not responsible for your property. Please refer to your lease regarding renter’s insurance.
  • Do not put any object in front or on top of the AC unit in your room.  
  • Turn off all lights; unplug all electrical appliances (refrigerator, fish tanks and answering machines may be left plugged in and operating).  
    • Apartment residents, unplug all unnecessary appliances to help conserve energy and reduce your utility bill.
  • Turn the thermostat to a reasonable level. In the winter, doing so will prevent the pipes from freezing
  • Take all items needed during break (checkbook, ATM card, contacts, prescriptions, cell phone and charger, car and house keys, etc.)  Your One-card will be disabled during the entire Break.  
  • Close and lock windows.     
  • Lower and shut all blinds.
  • Lock your door.  
  • Traditional residence hall and house residents, sign the bottom of your closing slip.

Re-entry into the traditional residence halls and houses will not be permitted during the break for any reason. 

Any questions concerning check-out should be directed to your Area Coordinator.   

After the facilities have officially closed, the Residence Life staff will check rooms for compliance of the above. Improper check-out will result in fines.


REQUESTING AN EXTENSION FOR THE TRADITIONAL RESIDENCE HALLS OR RESIDENTIAL HOUSES:
Students found in the traditional residence halls or residential houses after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, without prior approval will be assessed a $75.00 late fee per day that they are here and will be asked to leave.   

Anyone having a conflict with the closing and/or opening date or time must submit a Thanksgiving Break Request Form no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013.  This request should be as detailed as possible. Anyone submitting such a request after the deadline of 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2013, will automatically be assessed a late request fee of $75.00 to their account if their request is granted.  No requests will be reviewed during any period when the College is closed. 
You will be notified of your break request status by your Area Coordinator via email on November 19, 2013.

Each member of a Hendrix-sponsored group that will be here for all or part of the break must also complete a  Thanksgiving Break Request Form, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013, which will be approved only after your sponsor sends a roster to housing@hendrix.edu.  If you are part of one of these groups, please make sure to specify this on your form.  

Maintenance Issues:
If something malfunctions during break period (after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2013) residents should contact Public Safety at 501-450-7711 and provide detailed information. A Public Safety officer will notify the on-call Facilities Management staff member regarding the issue.

College Policies:
All College Policies are in effect and will be enforced during the break. Failure to comply may result in immediate removal for the break and possible permanent removal from your place of residence.   

Pet Reminder:
For reasons of health, sanitation and personal safety, pets of any kind are not allowed in the College-owned facilities. This includes pets that are just visiting. The only exceptions to this rule are fish. A 20-gallon tank is the largest tank acceptable in any facility. Violations will result in the loss of deposits by all residents of the room or apartment, cleaning charges including possible replacement of carpet, immediate removal of the pet and a referral to judicial action.   


RESIDING IN HENDRIX-OWNED APARTMENTS OR THE ECO HOUSE OR LANGUAGE HOUSE: If you will be residing in a Hendrix-owned apartment or the Eco House, or Language House, you do not need to request to stay over the break; however, for safety and maintenance reasons we ask that you let us know if you’ll be staying for the entire break or when you’ll be leaving and returning. You should let us know your plans by completing this quick form.   

All Hendrix and Residence Life policies are in effect at all times.  Health, Counseling, and Dining Services will not be available. The RA on duty during the break can be reached at 501-733-1433.  If you have a lock-out or maintenance issue over break that warrants immediate assistance, please call Public Safety at 501-450-7711.  

Maintenance Issues:
If something malfunctions during break period (after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26) residents should contact Public Safety at 501-450-7711 and provide detailed information. A Public Safety officer will notify the on-call Facilities Management staff member regarding the issue.  

College Policies:
All College Policies are in effect and will be enforced during the break. Failure to comply may result in immediate removal for the break and possible permanent removal from your place of residence.   

Pet Reminder:
For reasons of health, sanitation and personal safety, pets of any kind are not allowed in the College-owned facilities. This includes pets that are just visiting. The only exceptions to this rule are fish. A 20-gallon tank is the largest tank acceptable in any facility. Violations will result in the loss of deposits by all residents of the room or apartment, cleaning charges including possible replacement of carpet, immediate removal of the pet and a referral to judicial action. 


SHUTTLE SERVICE:
This year a shuttle service will be available for trips to and from the Little Rock Airport. If you have questions about the shuttle, call or email De Ann Huett at 501-450-1222 or huett@hendrix.edu.  Space is limited so don’t wait!  For more information, click here.  


TIMELINE:    

Friday, November 15 Deadline to submit a Thanksgiving Break Request Form at 5:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, November 26 Halls close at 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday, December 1 Halls reopen at noon. 
Monday, December 2 Classes resume.