McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

Holiday closures at the Faculty of Health Sciences

Published: December 14, 2017

This message contains important information about the upcoming holiday closures or changes in hours of service at McMaster University and in the Health Sciences Centre (aka McMaster University Medical Centre).

McMaster University is closed from Monday Dec. 25, 2017 through Monday Jan. 1, 2018, with the exception of essential services.  The University re-opens Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018.

Here are links to specific information about hours from several services:

Central Facilities 

David Braley Health Science Centre Holiday Information & Closures

Security

McMaster & Hamilton Health Sciences Parking/ Shuttle Services

Mail Services

McMaster Gift Shop & Floral Design

Library (Health Sciences)

HSC Food Services

FHS Room Bookings

Local Hospital Links

 

Central Facilities Services

The University would like to ensure that campus buildings energy consumption is minimized over the holiday break.   
Please help by the following actions before leaving for holidays:

  1. Unplugging any unnecessary equipment.  Plugged in equipment continues to consume power even when not turned on.
  2. Turning off lights
  3. Closing off fume hood sashes and water taps in labs.

Facility services would be setting back facility heating and cooling systems to conserve energy.
Customer Service Centre ext. 24740

Facilities Services Website Alerts: http://ppims.services.mcmaster.ca/pplant/alerts.html


Security

The opportunity for theft rises when the University is closed. Here are tips to help create a safe and secure environment:

  • Items of value should be left at home. Do not bring items of value or large sums of money to work.  Any fundraising money needs to be locked up at all times.
  • Work areas particularly those unoccupied or isolated should be locked even if you are leaving your work area for a short period of time such as for lunch coffee breaks photocopying.     
  • Lock up all personal valuables and equipment example: purses, wallets, cell phones, laptop computers, keys.
  • Make sure that your purse, briefcase, gifts, pager, cell phone, laptop computer, or other items of value are not left in plain view in your vehicle or work area.  Ensure that all persons assigned to work in your area wear identification badges at all times.
  • Actual or potential breeches in security including lost keys access cards and HHS photo identification need to be reported to security immediately.

Any suspicious persons or activity has to be immediately reported to Security Services. Suspicious activity includes anything that seems out of the ordinary for whatever reason.

ALL THEFTS ARE TO BE REPORTED TO SECURITY SERVICES

McMaster Security 

ext. 24281 or 88

HHS Security

ext. 74444

St. Joseph's Healthcare

ext. 33280 – Switchboard (905) 522-1155


McMaster University Mail Services  

Thursday Dec.14  

Deadline for outgoing mailings. (Mail Services will do their best to accommodate but cannot guarantee.)

Thursday Dec. 21

Last day for mail delivery/pick from Canada Post

Friday Dec. 22

No mail delivery, pickup or processing.

Sunday Dec. 25 – Monday Jan. 1, 2018 

CLOSED

Saturday Dec. 23 to Monday Jan.1, 2018

Canada Post will hold all mail

Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018 

No mail delivery or pickup

Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018 

Full service resumes


McMaster Health Sciences Library 

Thursday Dec. 21 

8 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Friday Dec. 22

9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday Dec. 23 – Monday Jan. 1, 2018

CLOSED

Tuesday Jan. 2 and Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018 

9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018

Resume regular hours

For other information please visit the website.

FHS Room Bookings

Closed Saturday Dec. 23 through Monday Jan. 1, 2018. 
Re-opens on Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018.


David Braley Health Science Centre Holiday Information & Closures

Holiday Building Hours from December 28th to January 3rd :

December 26

CLOSED

December 27

CLOSED

December 28

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

December 29

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

December 30

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

January 2

Back to regular building schedule


What to expect during the Holiday Break:
· Security will be scheduled from 7am to 7pm on December 28th, 29th and 30th.
· Housekeeping will be scheduled 6am to 7pm on December 28th, 29th and 30th. Carpet cleaning has also been scheduled for these days so please clear under desks so we are able to clean all areas.
· If you are in the building on the days the building is closed please be mindful of your garbage as housekeeping will not be in the building. Please also ensure the doors close behind you when you leave for the day.
· Underground parking lot will be closed the 26th and 27th; please use the surface lot
· Snow removal will be monitored on December 28th, 29th and 30th.

Pharmacy News

Pharmacy will be open December 28th, 29th and 30th, returning to regular schedule on January 3rd 2017.

La Prep News
La Prep will be closed from December 26th to December 30th, returning to regular schedule on January 2nd 2017.

 

Parking

University and off-site parking closures and changes

Monday Dec. 18 – 22

Shuttles run regular hours 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Friday Dec. 22

6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday Dec. 23 – Monday Jan. 1, 2018

No service.

Tuesday Jan 2, 2018

Full service resumes

Any alterations to this service will be updated on the message board here:

http://parking.mcmaster.ca/Shuttle_Bus.html

McMaster University parking office website: http://parking.mcmaster.ca/

McMaster Children's Hospital (a.ka. MUMC) / Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) Parking and Ward Avenue Shuttle

Please note Ward Ave shuttle service will not be available from Monday Dec. 25, 2017 through to Monday Jan. 1, 2018

Regular shuttle service will resume as of Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018.

South Garage afterhours transponder holders:
Transponders will allow a 24 hours access to the South garage on these days.

Ward Ave. parkers with no after hours transponder
Please park in the Underground Garage by taking a ticket to enter upon exiting- visit Parking Office to have ticket validated or press the "Help" button at the exit gate for assistance to allow exit

MUMC Parking Office Hours

Sunday Dec. 24 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday Dec. 25

Closed

Wednesday Dec. 27 – Friday Dec. 29 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday Dec. 30 – Sunday Dec. 31

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Monday Jan. 1, 2018 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday Dec. 30 – Sunday Dec. 31

Closed

Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018 

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

REMINDER:

The King Street access to the underground/main parking garage at the Health Sciences Centre will be closed from Friday Dec. 15, 2017 inclusive to Monday Jan. 08, 2018.   All vehicles will be re-directed to the Main Street underground parking access.
During this closure traffic to the underground and south parking garages will be moving as follow:
·       South garage staff parkers may enter and exit south garage parking through the short-term parking lot (across from main entrance to hospital) to minimize the volume of traffic and limit congestion  around  entrance/exit  of the main garage.
·       Regular south garage entrance will be open at this time as well.
All drivers should allow for additional time to accommodate potential delays resulting from this closure.
Should you have any questions please contact the parking office at: ext. 76156 or contact parkingoffice@hhsc.ca
 

For more information on parking at other Hamilton Health Sciences sites please call x76156 or visit their main website or the individual hospital sites listed at the end of this message:  http://www.hhsc.ca/body.cfm?id=1482


Hamilton Health Sciences Parking Office Holiday Hours

Dec. 24 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Dec. 25

CLOSED

Dec. 26 – 27

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Dec. 28-30

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Dec. 31 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m

Jan. 1, 2017 

CLOSED

Jan. 2

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Jan. 3

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

For more information on parking at all Hamilton Health Sciences sites, please call x76156 or visit their main website or the individual hospital sites listed at the end of this message.

McMaster Gift Shop & Floral Design

Monday Dec. 19 through Friday Dec. 23

8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday Dec. 24

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday Dec. 25 and Monday Dec. 26

CLOSED

Tuesday Dec. 27 through Saturday Dec. 31

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday Jan. 1, 2018 

CLOSED

Monday Jan. 2, 2018

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday Jan. 3, 2018

8:30 a.m. -  7:30 p.m.

 

McMaster/HSC Food Service

 Baywest Café

 Corner Café

 Williams Fresh Café

 

Baywest Café (HSC Cafeteria)

Monday Dec. 18 through Friday Dec. 22 

7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Saturday Dec. 23 – Tuesday Jan. 2 2018

CLOSED

Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Corner Café (Main Entrance of HHS)

Monday Dec. 18 through Friday Dec. 22

Open 24 hours

Saturday Dec. 23

Closing at 6 p.m.

Sunday Dec. 24

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Monday Dec. 25

Open 24 hours

Tuesday Dec. 26 through Friday Dec. 29

Open 24 hours

Saturday Dec. 30

Open 24 hours

Sunday Dec. 31

Closing at 6 p.m.

Monday Jan. 1, 2018

Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday Jan 2

Open 7 a.m.

 

Williams Fresh Café

Williams upstairs unit:

Monday Dec 11 - Thursday Dec 21 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday Dec 23 – Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018

CLOSED

Wednesday Jan 3

Resume regular hours


Williams downstairs unit:

Monday Dec. 11 - Thursday Dec. 21

8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday Dec. 23 – Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018

CLOSED

Wednesday Jan. 3

Resume regular hours


Regular hours:

Monday - Thursday  

8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Hospital Links

Hamilton Health Sciences
St. Joseph's Healthcare
Hamilton General Hospital
St. Peter's Hospital
Juravinski Cancer Centre
Hamilton Health Sciences - King West
McMaster Children's Hospital
     

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