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Inclement Weather - Union Hours 1/23/2019:

Due to classes being cancelled for Wednesday, 1/23/2019 due to inclement weather, special hours will be in place for Union operations across campus.

Affected Union hours, service locations:

  • The Kansas Union will be open from 8:30am to 6:30pm on Wednesday, January 23. The Burge Union and DeBruce Center will be closed.
  • All KU Bookstore services in the Kansas Union will be open throughout Kansas Union building hours.
  • Retail KU Dining locations will be closed, with the exception of the Kansas Union Roasterie and Kansas Union Hawk Shop (open throughout building hours) and the Kansas Union Market (open 8:30am-4:00pm).
  • Residential Dining Centers (Mrs. E's, South DIning Commons, North College Cafe) will operate under regular hours.
  • The Studio Grill and Southside will be open Wednesday night for normal evening hours.

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