Campus safety and services during Spring Break

Vice President for Student Life, Jon Dooley, shared information on Monday, Mar. 6 about operations and safety on campus during Spring Break, which runs after classes on Friday, March 10 through Monday, March 20.

Spring Break for undergraduate students and some graduate programs begins after classes on Friday, March 10. University offices will be closed Friday, March 17, for a spring break holiday.

As a reminder, there are several 24/7 services available throughout this time.

  • Campus Safety & Police can be reached at 336-278-5555. They can also assist with connections to the Student Life on-call administrators.
  • On-call crisis counselors are available at 336-278-2222.
  • SAFEline is available at 336-278-3333 for confidential support with identity-based bias, sexual violence, or interpersonal violence – they can also be a confidential resource to access on-call violence responders.
  • TimelyCare free virtual medical and mental health service is available 24/7 throughout the break from anywhere in the United States.

Residence halls and university apartments

  • Residence halls (not apartments) close at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 11 and re-open at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 19.
  • Information about requesting to stay for the break, stay late or return early can be found on the Break Housing page of the Residence Life website.
  • Offices remain open during the break Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Secure your residence

Whether you live on-campus or off-campus, make sure you secure your room, apartment or house, and take your keys with you for the break. Other important steps to take before you leave:

  • Unplug all appliances
  • Hide or relocate valuables and move expensive items away from windows
  • Secure any non-perishable food in airtight containers or cabinets; discard any perishable food from your refrigerator
  • Empty all trash; if you live off campus, secure your trash and recycling containers
  • Check all water faucets to make sure they are completely off
  • Set your thermostat for 50-55 degrees
  • If you live off campus and have a hidden spare key outside of your residence, make sure you remove it
  • Make sure all doors and windows are shut and locked

Students residing in off-campus residences may want to request a Vacation Home Check, a service provided by the Town of Elon Police – complete the online form available on the Town of Elon website.


If you are planning on leaving your vehicle on campus during Spring Break, you may leave it in your permitted lot or you may park it in the Innovation Quad lot, Historic Neighborhood lot, or the lot on the south side of the Health Center on south campus. Make sure your vehicle is locked and you take any valuables with you.

Campus services available during Spring Break

Below are the hours for student service operations during Spring Break. Please note that University offices are closed on Friday, March 17.

Belk Library

  • Belk Library will close at 5 p.m. Friday, March 10, and will have adjusted hours through Saturday, March 18.
  • The library will be open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17.
  • Normal operating hours will resume at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 19.
  • Visit the Belk Library website for information about the library’s adjusted hours

Campus Recreation and Wellness

  • Campus Recreation and Wellness facilities will have adjusted hours from Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 19.
  • The PARC fitness center will remain open from 6 a.m. – midnight daily throughout Spring Break
  • The fitness court is also available during daylight hours daily throughout Spring Break.
  • Visit the Campus Recreation and Wellness website and scroll to “Spring Break Hours” for adjusted hours of operation.

Counseling Services

  • Counseling Services will be open by appointment on the following days:
    • Monday, March 13
    • Wednesday, March 15
    • Thursday, March 16
  • The office will be closed on Tuesday, March 14 for staff development and Friday, March 17 for the University holiday.
  • Throughout Spring Break, students will have 24/7 access to on-demand mental health support through TimelyCare – no matter where you are in the U.S.
  • The Crisis Counselor-on-Call remains available 24/7 by calling 336-278-2222. Call 9-1-1 for any psychological emergency that is life-threatening or involves imminent danger to self or others.
  • Visit the Counseling Services website for information about hours and appointment times, links to online resources, and information about emergency and crisis resources.

Dining Services

  • A list of adjusted locations and hours for Spring Break is located online here. Hours will vary during the week. Regular dining hours will resume on Sunday March 19.
  • Menus and hours for dining locations across campus are always available on the Elon Dining menu/hours website.

Elon Express and Campus Transportation

  • Normal operation of Elon Express routes will stop at the end of shifts on Friday, March 10. Elon Express routes will resume their normal schedule on Monday, March 20.
  • The Haggard Avenue route will operate on Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17 on a reduced schedule from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Stops will be every 30 minutes.
  • Schedules and routes are available here.

Mail Services

  • Mail Services will have adjusted hours during Spring Break, open 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, March 13 through Thursday, March 16.
  • Regular operating hours will resume Monday, March 20.
  • Visit the Mail Services website for updated hours and operations.

Moseley Center

  • Moseley Center will have adjusted hours from Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 19.
    • Friday, March 10: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 11:  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Sunday, March 12: Closed
    • Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 18: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Sunday, March 19: noon – midnight
  • Visit the Moseley Center website for information about adjusted hours.

Student Health Services

  • Student Health Services will be closed to patients Saturday, March 11 through Sunday, March 19. Regular operating hours will resume on Monday, March 20.
  • TimelyCare medical telehealth service is available 24/7 throughout the break, no matter where you are in the U.S. For information about how to access the service, visit the appointments page of the Student Health Services website.

Best wishes for a safe and relaxing Spring Break!

Dr. Jon Dooley

Vice President for Student Life