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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Where Science Meets Society

Thanksgiving Holiday: Thursday November 23, & Friday November 24
Christmas & New Year’s Day Holiday: December 25 - January 1

  • The IGB building will be closed.  This includes administrative offices, purchasing, shipping and receiving, and Array Cafe.  
  • All exterior doors will be locked, and all card access doors require entry with a valid IGB prox card.
  • Check your i-Card expiration date.  Access will automatically be deactivated if your i-Card expires on or before December 31, 2017.  You must renew your i-Card at the i-Card Center prior to December 20.
  • Do not place orders for packages that may be scheduled for delivery December 25-January 1. No packages or mail will be received or sent during this time by IGB Shipping and Receiving.  Please contact receiving@igb.illinois.edu for questions related to shipping, receiving, or mail.  Questions related to purchasing should be directed to the IGB Business Office at purchasing@igb.illinois.edu.
  • Take extra care when entering the IGB both via the exterior doors during off-hours and doors leading into secured spaces within the IGB at any time.
  • Do not let unknown people into the IGB or secured spaces.  Anyone needing access should be directed to Operations and Facilities for prox card or key access permissions.
  • Be aware of people loitering around the doors and grabbing the door before it closes behind you to gain access.  
  • Absolutely NO doors should be propped open to compromise IGB security.  
  • Be observant of your surroundings and report any suspicious behavior immediately by calling 911 from a campus phone.
  • Turn off all lights when you leave your area.
  • If you notice any urgent building issues (water leaks, CT room temperature problems, etc.) please call the Public Safety Dispatch Office at 217-333-0340 for off-hours assistance. During holiday break, emails sent to facilities@igb.illinois.edu will not be immediately addressed.  
  • "No parking"  and permit only parking areas are still enforced.  IGB bagged meters on Mathews and IGB dock parking spaces are available by permit only.  Ticketing/towing may occur at vehicle owner's expense if parked in non-assigned space without permit.
  • Be aware of the potential for ice forming on streets, sidewalks, and parking lots across campus.  Using customary winter caution is the most important means of protection against injury.  Look at the walkway in front of you frequently or continuously when you suspect there could be slick spots.  To report persistent areas of ice accumulation, please contact the Service Office at 217-333-0340.
  • The University of Illinois Public Safety website has helpful information regarding personal safety, as well as other topics of interest. http://www.dps.uiuc.edu/universitypolice/campussafety.html

Safety

Please be aware of the potential for ice forming on streets, sidewalks, and parking lots across campus. Using customary winter caution is the most important means of protection against injury. Also, look at the walkway in front of you frequently or even continuously, if necessary, when you suspect there could be slick spots. To report persistent areas of ice accumulation, please contact the Service Office, 217-333-0340.

I-Card Expiration Date

Please be mindful of the expiration date on your I-card.  If your card is scheduled to expire during the Holiday break, make plans to visit the I-card center soon to update your card.  If your card expires, your card access is automatically deactivated.

IGB Security Reminders

With the holidays approaching, please be reminded to take extra care when entering the IGB both via the exterior doors during off-hours and doors leading into secured spaces within the IGB at any time. Do not let unknown people into the IGB or secured spaces. Anyone needing access should be directed to Operations and Facilities for prox card or key access permissions. Be aware of people loitering around the doors and grabbing the door before it closes behind you to gain access. Absolutely NO doors should be propped open – this compromises IGB security.

We should all be observant of our surroundings and report any suspicious behavior immediately by calling 9-911 from a Campus phone.

The University of Illinois Public Safety website has helpful information regarding personal safety, as well as other topics of interest. http://www.dps.uiuc.edu/universitypolice/campussafety.html