Campus update, Monday plans

Saturday, February 05, 2011

The University of Tulsa will reopen for classes and general business on Monday, February 7th.


This past week, Tulsa has experienced record snowfall. About 18” of snow fell on the campus midweek, and yesterday Mother Nature added another 5” for good measure. Throughout the entire storm, TU’s Physical Plant, Grounds, Security, McFarlin Library, Dining Services, Housing and Student Life staff have done exceptional work to provide essential services to our university family.

While the worst of the storm appears to be over, the National Weather Service is predicting additional snowfall on Sunday night, and over Tuesday and Wednesday of the coming week. While snowfall amounts are expected to be much lighter, even a slight addition to the accumulation that is currently on the ground is problematic.

I ask for your patience as we reopen for classes and general business on Monday, February 7th. Everyone is working hard to address the unprecedented weather conditions. Despite this fact, some services and programs may not be operating at full capacity.

Importantly, I ask each of you to allow extra time to get to your classes or offices on Monday and as the week progresses. Roads and walkways are icy despite being cleared, and travel in and around the university will be much slower than normal. For students relying on the Yellow Bike program for transportation on campus, I ask that you move around on foot until the ice on roads and walkways dissipates.

Thank you for your forbearance over the last several days. I look forward to seeing you on campus as we get back into our normal schedule.

-- Stead