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December 2015

Universitywide News

Winter break closure

Dec. 25-Jan. 1

(Dec. 15, 2015) The University will be closed for winter break Friday, Dec. 25 through Friday, Jan. 1.

Momentum Scholarship Challenge aims to build financial support for undergraduates

(Dec. 8, 2015) As a result of conversations with the University community and alumni about the growing need for scholarship funding, Chancellor Rebecca Chopp launched the Momentum Scholarship Challenge earlier this year. The scholarship matching program will endow $45 million in new scholarship funding by 2018 in an effort to eliminate the need gap for undergraduate students — $6,500, the average a student still can't afford to pay even after receiving aid. 

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University holiday schedule

(Dec. 1, 2015) The University holiday schedule has been approved through 2018. Please mark your calendars and enjoy your holidays! 

2015

New Year’s Holiday, Thursday, Jan. 1

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 19

Memorial Day, Monday, May 25

Independence Day (observed), Friday, July 3

Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Friday, Nov. 27

Winter Break, Friday, Dec. 25 through Thursday, Dec. 31

2016

New Year’s Holiday, Friday, Jan. 1

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18

Memorial Day, Monday, May 30

Independence Day, Monday, July 4

Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Friday, Nov. 25

Winter Break, Monday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 30

2017      

New Year’s Holiday (observed), Monday, Jan. 2

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29

Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4

Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Friday, Nov. 24

Winter Break, Monday, Dec. 25 through Friday, Dec. 29

2018      

New Year’s Holiday, Monday, Jan. 1

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 15

Memorial Day, Monday, May 28

Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4

Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Friday, Nov. 23

Winter Break, Tuesday, Dec. 25 through Monday, Dec. 31

If essential service personnel are required to work on any of the posted official University holidays, please contact Human Resources for specific guidelines on calculating hours worked.

University Bookstore open house

Dec. 7-11 – University of Denver Bookstore, Driscoll Student Center

(Dec. 1, 2015) Stop by the bookstore Dec. 7-11 and enjoy special discounts of 25 percent off select items!

Try the Coors Fitness Center for free

Dec. 7-11 – Coors Fitness Center, Ritchie Center

(Dec. 1, 2015) Come on over to the Ritchie Center and try out the Coors Fitness Center! Whether you’re looking for a well-rounded workout or want to try one of our more than 50 group fitness classes, the Coors Fitness Center has all the resources to help you with your fitness and wellness goals! Discounted memberships are available for University of Denver faculty and staff members, with individual membership options ranging between $26-$41 per month. Plus-one and family membership rates are also available, so experience for yourself all that the Coors Fitness Center has to offer!