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ME Dept Winter Closure Info

Stanford University will be closed Saturday December 21, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020, with regular operations resuming on Monday, January 6. Winter Closure applies to all regular, bargaining unit, and contingent staff.  During this time, building systems will be largely shut down and none of the normal operational and administrative support structure will be in place.

Be advised that the following services will be affected during this time:

Building Access: All exterior doors will remain locked for duration of the holidays.

Mail distribution and service: Will cease for the duration of the shutdown.

Environmental Health Safety Hotline: Call 650-725-9999 or 9/911

Stanford University Public Safety: Call 9/911 or 650-329-2413/650-723-9633

Facilities Maintenance: Contact the Stanford Dispatch Center at 650-723-2281.

Custodial Services will be limited during the break: Contact info: 650-723-7888

In addition to building-wide initiatives, there are a few items which each of us can do before leaving the building which include:

  • Power down all monitors and computers.

  • Turn off your lights.

  • Check all window and door locks to make sure they are functioning properly.

  • Close & lock all windows and pull blinds or shades down, especially on the first floor.

  • Lock all outer office or program doors.

Winter Closure Checklist for Staff >

Winter Closure Sustainability Opportunity>

For security measures from our Public Safety Office, click HERE .

For sustainability efforts you can take, click HERE.

We encourage building occupants to take advantage of the Space Heater Swap program. Through this program, anyone on campus can turn in their space heater in exchange for a Sustainable Stanford-branded fleece jacket.

If you are on campus and have a work-related emergency during Winter Close please contact the following:

  • Building issues:  723-2281
  • Chem spill/haz mat release - 725-9999
  • Serious injury requiring ambulance/ emergency room - 725-9999

The medical director of SUOHC (Richard Wittman, M.D., 650-723-6227) and SLAC Medical Clinic (Rich Wittman, M.D., 650-926-4382) will be available by telephone to assist with any urgent questions or concerns during the winter closure.

 Alliance Occupational Medicine (covering for Occupational Health Center during close) has three clinic locations:


Phone Number

Fax Number

315 South Abbott Avenue Milpitas, CA 95035

(408) 790-2900

(408) 790-2912

2737 Walsh Avenue

Santa Clara, CA 95051

(408) 228-8400

(408) 228-8401

1901 Monterey Rd., Suite 10

San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 477-8080

(408) 477-8081

Hours of operation for Alliance Occupational Medicine during this period are as follows:

Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.; HOLIDAY Hours may vary.

For injuries that require evaluation outside Alliance Occupational Medicine operating hours or for severe injuries/exposures that require immediate attention, the employee should go to Stanford Hospital ER900 Quarry Road Extension, 650-723-5111, for evaluation. Students and visitors are not covered by the University workers comp program and should seek attention from their own physician.

Happy holidays!