Student services to still be offered over winter break

From getting a flu shot at the Student Health Services to burning off holiday meals at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, students can still take advantage of many services offered on campus during winter break.

According to Michael Carbuto, director of Student Health Services, flu season is well underway and winter break is a good time for students to get vaccinated or come in for consultation.

“[Winter break] is a good time, especially for students who are local, to come in for an exam or x-rays, and they can get appointments when convenient to them,” Carbuto said.

Carbuto said there is no charge to use the Student Health Center during winter session or make an appointment.

Heidi Burkey, health educator and Health Resource Center coordinator, said sexual health awareness workshops will be offered during winter break. The workshops are designed to help students learn and talk about methods of contraception, partner communication, sexually transmitted diseases and safe sex tips.

The workshops will be held based on request and there is no set time, Burkey said. Burkey also said that she advises students to come in to the Health Resource Center at any time because winter break gives staff more freedom and flexibility to aid students.

Associated Students Inc. Communications Coordinator Christina Esparza said via e-mail that the University Student Union will also be open to students who are on campus during winter break, and there is no charge to use the USU or its amenities.

The Student Recreation and WC will also be available for student use during break.

“Each student who was enrolled in the fall semester and was paying the USU fee from their tuition will be eligible to use the SRWC until Jan. 20 at no extra cost,” Ashley McKeachie, membership services and marketing coordinator for the SRWC, said.

Vanessa Ojeda, a senior psychology major, said she will take advantage of the SRWC throughout the three-week break.
“Although my usual workout buddies will be out of the country visiting their families; I will try to work out by myself,” Ojeda said.

Ojeda also said that she expects the SRWC to be less crowded, which to her means less people will be on the equipment.


Winter Break Hours

Health Center

Starting Jan. 2-18

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jan. 11 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Closed Dec. 25 to Jan. 1

University Student Union

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7p.m.

Closed Dec. 24cs-Jan. 1

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1 and 2

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Weekends 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Aquatics at SRWC

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Weekends, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Rock Wall at SRWC

Monday-Friday, 12 – 6 p.m.

Weekends, 12 – 4 p.m. 

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