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What to Expect for IT Help During Winter Closure 2022-2023

Who's working and when?
Friday, December 2, 2022

This year, winter closure will take place starting 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, to 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.

That means University IT (UIT) will offer limited IT support to the Stanford community from Dec. 21 through Jan. 3.

Working Winter Closure? We've Got You Covered. Dec - Jan Calendar. Normal Support: Dec. 20 & Jan 4. Limited Support: Dec 21-22, 27-30, & Jan. 3. Closed: Dec. 23, 26, & Jan. 2. Snowman Holding Laptop.

During winter closure, UIT support will be available—with some limitations—for offices and labs that remain open on the main campus and the Redwood City campus, Stanford healthcare organizations, and for those who might be working at home.

What support will stay available and when?

The UIT Service Desk will have support available 24 hours per day during the break, with priority given to urgent requests related to system outages. Review the details to be prepared:

  • By phone at 650-725-4357 (5-HELP): The UIT Service Desk staff will be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by phone during the break. Urgent after-hours calls will be handled by the IT Operations Center, which will be open 24 hours per day during the break monitoring all critical UIT systems and services.

  • Online requests at Online requests will be monitored throughout the winter closure during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of weekends, Dec. 23, Dec. 26, and Jan. 2; priority response will be given to urgent requests related to system outages.

Non-emergency requests that require the support of UIT or distributed support groups, which are not staffed during winter closure, will be addressed when UIT Service Desk returns to full staffing levels on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.

To report an emergency or a critical need at any time during the break, call 5-HELP (650-725-4357).

Where can I learn more?

For the full list of UIT department support during the winter closure, visit

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