We’re taking a break from publishing news articles, starting Friday, Dec. 23. We’ll resume publication on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.  Announcements and classified ads will continue to be posted as usual between now and the new year. Happy holidays!

The holiday season is a time for family, friends and celebrating. However, it’s also a time when safety risks can increase. Here are five tips to follow to help ensure your safety this holiday season.

Group celebration

On Thursday, Dec. 15, several members of the Fermilab Young Professionals lab resource group gathered for a holiday celebration.

The Users Center will be closed Dec. 23, 2022 – Jan. 3, 2023 for the winter break. The Users Center will reopen at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.

The Wilson Hall Fresh Seasons cafeteria will operate using the following hours during the winter break. Dec. 26-29, 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Limited menu: reduced salad bar, grill, sandwich station, Cafe Creations and grab & go stations will be open. Dec. 23 and 30, 7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Breakfast menu only. Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 – Cafeteria closed. Jan. 3 – Cafeteria open with regular hours and menu.

The Visa Office will be closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2, with email being monitored throughout the break. In addition, all major casework will be on hold starting on Dec 21 and will resume on Jan 6. If you experience an immigration-related emergency during that time, please email us and someone will reach out to you as soon as possible. All non-urgent matters should be reserved until after the break.

This year, Fermilab will observe Juneteenth, the federal holiday on June 19 that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and celebrates Black freedom and culture.