University to close for semester break; Sternberg Museum to remain open for regular winter hours

12/20/18
HAYS, Kan. – The Sternberg Museum of Natural History and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will be the only two Fort Hays State University enterprises open during winter break.

The university closes at the end of business on Friday, Dec. 21, and will not reopen until Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

The Sternberg Museum, 3000 Sternberg Drive, will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day but will otherwise be open for its normal winter hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The museum is closed on Mondays from Oct. 1 through March 19.

The KWEC, 592 NR. K-156 Highway, Great Bend, about 12 miles northeast of the city, will also be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day but will otherwise be open for its normal winter hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Wetlands Center’s winter hours are from Nov. 1 through March 31.

The main campus will be closed down for the break period except for essential services.

The University Police Department office will be closed but full patrol schedules will be maintained, and operators will remain on duty at the power plant.

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