Holiday break extended this year

Dear faculty and staff,

In accordance with the holiday policy for this fiscal year, the University is scheduled to close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. I am pleased to announce that I am expanding this year’s winter break by adding four additional days! The University will now close on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. and will re-open and resume normal operating hours on Monday, Jan. 3.

During this holiday season, my Cabinet members and I would like to thank you for your continued hard work and dedication to the University of Redlands. I also wish to express my deepest appreciation to each of you for the warm welcome you have given to my family and me.

To meet our service responsibilities in the most efficient manner, some offices and functions will remain minimally operational during all or part of the break. If you have duties that require you to work during the shutdown, please speak with your supervisors to make arrangements for alternate days off to be used prior to Dec. 20 but no later than Jan. 21, 2022, as indicated in the attached FAQ document.

Leadership Coverage

Members of the President’s Cabinet will provide coverage throughout the holiday period, as follows:


Cabinet Member

Monday, Dec. 20, 2021

Kathy Ogren

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021

Donna Eddleman

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021

Tamara Josserand

Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021

Steve Garcia

Friday, Dec. 24, 2021

Kevin Dyerly

Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021

Michelle Rogers

Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021

Mika Ono

Monday, Dec. 27, 2021

Christopher Jones

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021

Thomas Horan

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021

Steve Wuhs

Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021

Jen Thompson

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021

Mario Martinez

Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022

Amy Moff Hudec

Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022

Michelle Rogers

Should an emergency arise during the shutdown, please call 911. For other urgent matters, please call Public Safety at 909-748-8888, who will then direct you to the appropriate Cabinet member or contact person.

University Operations

All University offices will be closed from Dec. 20, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2021, unless otherwise noted:

Advancement Office

Offices will be closed. However, staff will be available and on-call to process year-end gifts and transactions. For more information on making a gift, or to speak with a Development Officer, please call 909-748-8050.

Marin Campus

On-call emergency contact: Chris Ocker

Facilities emergencies: Dean Hansen

Housing Items: April Hewes and Lucas Walker 

Event Services and Lodging on-call: 415-306-3248 (voice messages only)

Office and Mail Services

Closed during the entire holiday break with one exception: Open on Friday, Dec. 31. Mail will be sorted and available for pickup between 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. at Office Services, University Hall.

On Campus Housing (CAS)

Residence halls will be closed during the break. Students who have applied to stay on campus during the break will mostly be housed in their own rooms, with a roster provided to Student Affairs, Facilities Management, and Public Safety. Those staying will check out a special winter key from Public Safety to gain entrance to their building for the days they are permitted to be on campus. An administrator on call (AOC) and a President’s Cabinet member are on call 24 hours a day. If problems arise, please contact Public Safety at 909-748-8888.

Per our regular practice, the following offices must provide me, Public Safety, and Vice President for Administration Michelle Rogers with a contact list that includes individuals that may be called during the holiday break in the event of an emergency or other urgent matter. Those listed must be reachable during the entire break (or a portion of the break, as assigned):

  • Facilities Management - Roger Cellini, Melinda Jo Sanchez, or Rick Quinbar
  • Student Affairs/Residence Program - Donna Eddleman
  • Office of Business and Finance - Pat Caudle
  • Registrar's Office - Laura Valle
  • Office of Student Financial Services - Emily Baker
  • Information Technology Services - Steve Garcia
  • Administrative Services and COVID-Related Items - Michelle Rogers
  • Admissions - Belinda Sandoval Zazueta
  • Advancement - Tamara Josserand
  • University Communications - Mika Ono or Stephanie Johnson

Notes on Coverage: It is essential that all administrative functions remain operational until 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, with weekend coverage (Dec. 18 – 19) as needed. Offices should arrange telephone forwarding where appropriate to ensure coverage is maintained (if necessary) during the break. Please adjust your voice mail messages and out-of-office email messages to reflect the holiday closure.

If you need further information regarding the details in this memo, please call Human Resources at 909-748-8040.

Have a safe and happy holiday break! 

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Krista Newkirk