It’s closing time at UVU

It’s closing time at UVU

The school lacks consistency when it comes to end of the day hours. Photo: stock.xchng

Closing time on UVU’s campus is a pretty ambiguous thing, but most places on campus are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The hallways on campus are virtually empty by 9 p.m., which indicates that most students get done with classes by then.


The library is open from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.


The campus bookstore is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday with Friday’s closing time at 5 p.m. and Saturday’s hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This early closing time can cause some problems for students who work throughout the day or only have night classes.


“Sometimes if I work late I can’t get to the bookstore before it closes to get what I need,” junior Tawna Jones said.


The food court consistsing of The Wolverine Bake Shoppe & JFE Sushi, Pizza Hut Express, Courte Side grill, Teriyaki Stix, Costa Vida and Subway which all range in their hours of operation but most are open until 8 p.m. Subway, however, is open until 10 p.m. All of them close early on Fridays at 5 p.m. and some are open at limited hours on Saturdays like Pizza Hut and Subway, which are both open until 4 p.m.


The Food court hours can be somewhat inconvenient for night students who don’t get out of classes until 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m.


“Sometimes when I come straight from work I’m not able to eat, so having the food court for example be open later would be nice and convenient,” said sophomore Sasha Uribe, a night student.


The Valley View Room which serves as a restaurant in the day and a catering venue in the evening is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with the exception of Friday when it closes at 3 p.m., according to Sharrol Tenney with Dining Services.


Student Government recently extended its hours to be open until 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with Friday’s closing time at 5 p.m.


The intramural office is open until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but sports are played well beyond then. Outdoor sports will not usually go too late, but indoor sports like basketball and ping-pong can go until midnight.


While some say the actual lockdown of the campus happens around 10:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., it is unclear what time the doors on campus actually close each evening and who is in charge of doing that.


By Mikayla Cottrell
News Writer

One Response to "It’s closing time at UVU"

  1. John   February 22, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    The official time for lockup on campus is at 11 p.m. although it can be as early as 10:30, due to large amount of time that it takes to lock each building.

    Custodial Services is in charge of locking the doors at night.


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