Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Observances / Candles are Prohibited

As the holiday season begins, all of us in Residential Life and Housing would like to send along our best wishes for a successful completion to your semester and for a happy and healthy holiday season.

The holiday season is filled with special occasions and traditions, which have an impact on our entire community. We would like for everyone to be safe in their observance of the holiday season. With this in mind, please be reminded that the possession and lighting of candles in the residence halls is prohibited. We will do our best to accommodate as many observances as possible providing they are safe for the entire community.

For example, this Hanukkah season (December 20-27) one menorah will be lit by Rabbi Yonah (of the Kraft Center/Hillel) in the Sulzberger Hall Lobby at sundown on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (December 20 – 22). Please note that menorahs may not be lit anywhere else in campus housing.  With Winter Break starting at 9am on Friday, December 23 (and campus offices closing), please note that menorahs will not be able to be lit in the Sulzberger Lobby or elsewhere in campus housing after the evening of Thursday, December 22.

Thanks for your cooperation and we wish you a very happy holiday season.