January 4, 2010

Friday Furlough Days Begin at SSU

Sonoma State University's campus will be closed two Fridays a month during the spring semester beginning Jan. 8 as part of the reductions caused by the current state budget crisis.

Four days in the April spring break period will also be used as furlough days. During these days the campus will be closed except for the Student Recreation Center which will remain open.

Additionally, Police and Parking Services, and services for the residential community, will be available for students.

Parking will be addressed like weekends or other holiday closures. Residence hall parking lots will continue to be enforced for permits. Non-permit violations, including timed zones, disabled zones, fire lanes and no parking areas will be enforced. Permits will not be required in non-reserved and reserved parking lots.

On May 21, the last day of instruction before finals week, the University Library will be open.

The complete schedule is:

Staff and Managers
• January 8, 22 (Fridays)
• February 5, 19 (Fridays)
• March 12, 26 (Fridays)
• April 5, 6, 7, 8 (Spring Break)
• May 7, 21 (Fridays)
• June 4, 11 (Fridays)

Faculty
• January*
• February 5, 19 (Fridays)
• March 12, 26 (Fridays)
• April*
• May 7, 21 (Fridays)
• June*

* Faculty must take three additional furlough days from January 27, 28, 29, April, and June 1, 2 and 3. Faculty may not furlough during Spring Break (April 5-8) and may not take more than one furlough day in any given week.

More details are available at http://www.sonoma.edu/uaffairs/furlough_central/.

For further information, contact Susan Kashack, Assoc. Vice President of Communications and Marketing, (707) 664-2122.


Jean Wasp
Media Relations Coordinator
University Affairs
(707) 664-2057
jean.wasp@sonoma.edu