Currier, Dunster, Kirkland, and Winthrop dining halls will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday.

In an e-mail, HUHDS spokeswoman Crista Martin characterized the temporary closure of the dining halls as financially motivated.

"Annually we examine student participation in the dining program, especially around holidays, and work in conjunction with the College to identify periods of reduced use/participation and, as appropriate, close dining halls in an effort to be fiscally responsible at a time of continued financial constraints," she wrote.

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