Third floor of the North Library/photo by Nova Blanco-Rico
By Angelica Mozol, social media manager
With the student population hitting 17,000 last semester, the need to give all those bodies more access to campus services has led both the University Library and the University Advisement Center to extend their hours.
The library is now open 14 more hours a week, including opening at 7 a.m. and closing at midnight staying open until midnight Monday through Thursdays. The advisement enter is now offering Saturday advising once a month.
The extension of the library’s hours is a proactive reaction to the unprecedented student enrollment, which resulted in 50 early morning classes and not enough space to accommodate the students, staff and organizations.
“The library and provost’s office are committed to providing more operating hours to enable students to have a place to study and have access to course reserves, research materials and most importantly, to get the research and information assistance that they need to be successful in their coursework,” the library’s Associate Dean Marwin Britt said.
The library is now opening earlier and closing later on weekdays and adding extended hours on weekends.
The Advisement Center’s new hours of operation include f Saturday Advising once a month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
University Advisement Center
Welch Hall A-220
Monday: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.