Housing and Dining Services offices to close during CSUnite: No Place 4 H8 walk

Natalia Sperry

Colorado State University’s Housing and Dining Services offices will close for staff to take part in the CSUnite: No Place 4 H8 walk on March 29.

In a statement to The Collegian, Housing and Dining Services Director of Communications and Sustainability Tonie Miyamoto wrote that CSU President Tony Frank encouraged HDS offices to close for the event.

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“President Frank has encouraged the campus community to participate in the CSUnite event, similar to how folks across campus participate in the Fall Address and University picnic,” Miyamoto wrote. “Offices and areas in HDS that are able to close will do so (Thursday) so our student and professional staff can participate if they choose to.”

The closure will include all hall front desks and dining centers. Dining express facilities in Ramshorn and Durell will remain open during this time and dining centers will reopen for dinner at the usual time. Likewise, front desks and dining centers will reopen at 5 p.m., Miyamoto wrote.

Specific closing hours are as follows, according to the email Housing and Dining services sent to all students on Wednesday:

Residence Hall Front Desks: Closed 3-5 p.m.
Residence Hall Doors: Locked 2:45-5 p.m.
Dining Centers: Closed 3-5 p.m.
Durrell Express / Ram’s Horn Express: Open
RamCard and First National Bank: Closed 3-4:15 p.m.
University Apartment Front Desks: Open

CSUnite, an all-university walk and community gathering intended to stand up for University principles, was announced in an email from Frank last month, which addressed the various bias-motivated incidents that occurred on campus this year, including the discovery of flyers associated with the Traditionalist Workers Party found near the Lory Student Center.

“Through CSUnite, we are acknowledging that while we cannot prevent such acts, we can be united and we can refuse to be silent in response,” Frank wrote. “We all have a role, an opportunity and responsibility to confront acts of hate and discriminatory bias when they occur.”

In the event that students need to contact Housing and Dining Services during this time, they are encouraged to contact Customer Service at 970-491-7171 or 911 in the case of an emergency.

Collegian reporter Natalia Sperry can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @Natalia_Sperry.