TU Campus Closed Thursday, Friday

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

University officials announce campus closed Thursday and Friday to clean up from winter storm.

(UPDATED 11:30 a.m. Wednesday)  The University of Tulsa campus will be closed Thursday and Friday, with the university scheduled to resume classes and regular business hours starting Monday morning, weather permitting.

Physical plant workers remove snow from this week's blizzard that dumped 14 to 20 inches of snow on the Tulsa metro area. The snow removal, combined with windchills expected to dip as low as -20 degrees in the next few days, led university officials to close campus through the remainder of the week.

During the campus closure, classes are canceled and university offices are closed. Essential service personnel are asked to check with their supervisors about work schedules during the closure.

TU dining services will remain open for campus residents with the Pat Case Dining Center operating on its regular schedule. McFarlin Library, Allen Chapman Activity Center, and the Collins Fitness Center have remained open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to serve student needs.

Gilcrease Museum, which is operated by the university, will be closed Thursday and Friday.

The TU women's basketball game scheduled for Thursday night at the Reynolds Center has been canceled. Additional information about weather impacts to athletic schedules will be announced at www.tulsahurricane.com.

University officials continue to monitor weather and campus conditions. Should additional announcements be necessary, please stay tuned to the following official communication channels for more information:

If you have not signed up for the emergency text messaging service, you are encouraged to do so at your earliest opportunity. This number will only be used for official university announcements, including weather closures and campus emergencies. It will not be used for marketing purposes. To register or for more information, click the Technology link on the top of the TU home page and you will find the Emergency Text Registration link under MyTU Essentials. The form is available directly at https://forms.utulsa.edu/emergencyphone/session/new I

f it has been some time since you registered your cell number, you are encouraged to log in to the form to ensure that the university has your current cell phone number and your registration has not expired.

At all times, the university encourages faculty, staff and students to exercise caution when traveling to and from campus, especially when road conditions have deteriorated. Physical plant employees have started clearing streets and sidewalks, but caution is urged when traveling on campus.

Additional information will be communicated as the situation requires.