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University Holidays


During University Holidays, faculty, staff, and students are off and the university is closed, and the following parking rules change: all Residential Hall (Maroon & Orange), Student Commuter (Green & Silver), Staff, and Faculty surface parking lots are free to park. Reserved parking lots, reserved spaces, and all garages are enforced by OSU Police.


Please check the official Registrar calendar for specific dates:



Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving & Black Friday

Christmas Eve & Day

Winter University Closure

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

Memorial Day




Student Holidays


Students receive a holiday from class, but the university remains open, and faculty and staff remain at work. During Student breaks, all student surface lots (RH, SZ, GZ, OZ) are enforced as “Overflow” lots. Overflow means a current year parking permit is still required, but all student surface lots are available to permit holders; Park and Ride permit holders are still restricted to lot 120, and all single parking lot (Visual Arts Annex, Fuel Station, etc.) permit holders are restricted to their normal parking lots.  All faculty, staff, and family housing surface lots, as well as all garages, meters, reserved spaces, and reserved/restricted lots are enforced as normal. Only student surface parking lots change.


 Please check the official Registrar calendar for specific dates:



Fall Break

Summer Break

Spring Break

Student Wellness Days

Winter Intersession Holiday

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