It’s closing time at UVU

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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