Before leaving for Winter Break, do these things

Monday, December 4, 2023 Before leaving for Winter Break, do these things

Undergraduate students participate in a discussion in a Sociology class at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. [Craig Chandler | University Communication]

The last days of the semester are crazy busy. While you finish group projects, put finishing touches on papers and study diligently for final exams, you're trying to organize your personal stuff before departing campus for the Winter Break, too.

Use this checklist to help you minimize the stress of preparing to be away for an extended period.

  • Finalize your course schedule for the Spring Pre-Session, happening January 2-19, 2024.
  • Sell back textbooks to the Campus Store inside the Nebraska Union.
  • Return or renew books from the UNL Libraries.
  • If you live on campus, you're welcome to stay in your room for any break period. Be sure to review campus dining hours and residence hall information for break.
  • Get your 2023 COVID vaccine booster and a free flu shot at the University Health Center.
  • Sign up and commit to help with the MLK Week of Service project, planned for January 22–26, 2024.
  • Make a plan for your prescriptions with the University Health Center's pharmacy. Mail order, curbside delivery, and other delivery options available. Call 402-472-7457.
  • Store your bicycle in your room or apartment.
  • Clear out uneaten food. Help other Huskers by dropping off non-perishable items at one of the Husker Pantry's on-campus drop-off bins.
  • Gather your laundry - including bed sheets and towels - to wash and bring back fresh to campus.
  • Empty the trash cans and recycling bins. Do not flush or toss unwanted medications; use the Safe Disposal Box at the University Health Center’s pharmacy.
  • Unplug all electric devices - including computers, hair dryers, TVs, video game players, and countertop appliances.
  • Take your houseplants and fish.
  • Close and tightly latch windows.
  • Turn off lights and lock the door.

Enjoy a wonderful, safe and rejuvenating break!

Related:  Adjusted hours for campus locations and services during Final Exams and Winter Break

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