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Winter Break

December 10, 2012

Colorado State University begins its winter break on Saturday, December 15. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

Image by CSU Photography.The fall semester's over and it's time to rest and recoup. After the Fall 2012 Commencement ceremonies on Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15, many will be traveling home. 

Driving safety tips

  • Slow down for conditions.
  • Increase following distance to 8-10 seconds.
  • Watch for icy overpasses, bridges, and shady spots.
  • In a skid, ease off the accelerator; carefully steer in the direction you want the vehicle to go, then straighten the wheel when the vehicle begins to go in the desired direction. 

Winter car care tips

Here's some tried and true tips for maintaining your vehicle during the winter months: 

1. AAA of Colorado advises that during the winter, it is important to replace weak car batteries. Check the purchase date on your battery to determine if it is nearing its life expectancy.

2. Cold temperatures cause tire pressure to decrease.  Check for proper inflation and condition.

3. Avoid driving while fatigued and remember that even over-the-counter prescriptions affect driving. 

Parking enforcement on campus during break

Starting Monday, December 17 through Monday, January 21, 2013, parking permits will not be required in Q, W, X and Z lots or motorcycle zones. All other regulations will be enforced as usual. Questions? Call CSU Parking Services at (970) 491-7041.