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Taylor Cancels Classes Starting Tuesday at 5:00 pm, Continuing Through Tomorrow, and into Thursday

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Taylor officials have announced classes are cancelled starting at 5 pm tonight, continuing through tomorrow (Wednesday, January 30), and until 5 pm on Thursday, January 31.

Campus offices will be closed as well tomorrow (Wednesday, January 30).

Food services will continue at Hodson and Boren as normal.

Taylor Provost Michael Hammond sent the following memo this morning:

As threatening weather continues to enter our area, here is an update on campus plans.

  • Classes will be cancelled from 5 pm tonight, all day Wednesday, through 5 pm Thursday. Faculty members are encouraged to use email and Blackboard to communicate with their students and make arrangements for alternate assignments where appropriate.
  • Chapel for Wednesday will also be cancelled.
  • The men's and women's basketball games scheduled for tonight will be continue as planned.
  • Campus offices will be closed on Wednesday. We will continue to monitor the situation and send an update about office hours for Thursday.
  • The campus shuttle will continue to run 7 am–10 pm. When wind chill temperatures rise consistently above –10, currently projected for Thursday afternoon, the shuttle service will be suspended.
  • The Hodson Dining Commons and Boren Center will continue to serve meals. The Boren Center will close at 10 pm Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
  • The KSAC will open at regular times but close at 10 pm tonight and Wednesday.
  • Employees should check with their supervisors regarding job responsibilities and Human Resources will follow up with instructions on recording hours.

Again, students and employees are urged to use caution if they find themselves in travel conditions that would prohibit their safe return to campus. The National Weather Service has published guidelines for such weather conditions that you may review these at the website below. As the National Weather Service advises:

  • Stay dry. Wet clothing results in much faster heat loss from your body. Wear waterproof insulated boots.
  • Stay covered. Wear mittens or gloves, and wear a hat. At least half of your body heat is lost if your head is not covered.
  • Dress layered. Trapped air between loose fitting clothing helps to insulate.
  • Stay informed. Have a portable NOAA weather radio nearby to keep you up-to-date with the latest forecasts and warnings.
  • Use wind chill temperatures to guide you in dressing properly for the outdoors. On very cold days, minimize your exposure to the outdoors if possible.

Updates will be sent via email.