What’s open at Eastern over Spring Break


Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Campus Reporter

With Spring Break fast approaching, here are some of the places that will and won’t be open at Eastern through March 14 to March 20. 

Before we get into the spring dates, students need to be aware of the shortened hours on Friday, March 11. 

Students are required to leave their residence halls or Greek courts by 8:00 p.m. 

Students who need to stay on campus over break are asked to send a request to campus housing to get permission. 

If not, students are to be sent home and can return to their residence hall on March 20. 

For students who are planning to grab one last meal before heading home, Thomas Dining Hall will be closing at 6 p.m. this Friday.

 They will also be closed for the break, along with all other dining areas. 

Dining halls will reopen on March 21. 

The Student Recreation Center will also have shortened hours on Friday, with the hours being from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

After that, they will be closed for next week. 

They will reopen March 20, with the hours being from noon to 10 p.m. 

To try and get some studying done over break, Booth Library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, but will reopen Monday. 

The hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. They will be closed March 19, but resume normal hours on March 20. 

Old Main will keep the same hours, opening at 8 a.m. and closing at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

The Martin Luther King Junior University Union offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

The bookstore, scheduling office, campus print and the ticket booth will all be open. 

The Panther Pantry, Java Coffee, and the Bowling lanes will all be closed. 

Java will reopen on Monday with regular hours. 

The bowling alley will be open until Thursday at 9 p.m. and reopens on March 21.  

The University Police Department office will be closed from March 14 to March 18 and will reopen on March 21. 

While parking tickets can’t be paid over break, they can still be paid for online. 

If there are any problems, contact the Coles County Sheriff’s Department or the Charleston Police Department.  

Even though there might not be much happening on campus, there’s plenty to do that’s within walking distance. 

For thrift shoppers, the Corner Spot located at 601 Monroe Ave. is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Also, Positively 4th Street at 411 Lincoln Ave. hours are varied, but typically it is from 10 am to 9 p.m. 

For those not staying on campus for Spring Break, read here on how to stay safe over break https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2022/03/11/stay-safe-during-spring-break/.


Adriana Hernandez-Santana can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].