Taylor Cancels Classes, Closes Offices for Monday, January 6

Published: Jan 05, 2014

Taylor University has cancelled classes and closed offices for Monday, January 6, in light of impending severe winter weather.

The decision delays by one day the start of Taylor’s January Interterm to Tuesday, January 7. In addition, office will reopen on Tuesday.

The Hodson Dining Commons will remain open to serve students, many of whom arrived on campus yesterday, or are in transit. Additionally, the Kesler Student Activities Center (KSAC) will be open today from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and open again tomorrow at 6:00 a.m., rather than the previously announced 5:00 a.m. Taylor’s student union is also open and will continue to be available to students tomorrow.

The Zondervan Library will also be open Monday, from 9:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m.

Employees expected to come to work Monday will be notified by their supervisors and will report to work as needed and possible. Pay for hours worked on Monday will follow the inclement weather policy. All hourly employees who do not need to report on Monday should mark their time sheets as regular hours.

Central Indiana is in the opening stages of a powerful winter storm that is expected to add 8-10 inches of snowfall to the 3-5 inches received earlier this week. As the day continues, temperatures will drop to an anticipated low of 10 below zero by early tomorrow with dangerous wind chills.

“As we have watched this weather system develop, it became obvious that the most prudent and right thing to do was to delay the start of our January class schedule by one day,” said Dr. Jeff Moshier, Taylor’s Provost. “Our hope is the extra day will give students who are attempting to return to campus an extra measure of time to plan and travel in the safest way possible.”

Additional announcements and updates are forthcoming.