Emergency Updates

University Open Tuesday With Reduced In-Person Staffing

Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, 10:11 PM --

Given tonight’s weather and concerns for travel safety, the University will be open tomorrow with limited in-person staffing. Administrative offices will open at 10:00 a.m. with limited in-person staffing. Employees who can work from home may plan to do so with your standard start time (8 a.m. for most). For essential employees and others who cannot work from home, please await instructions from your supervisor about reporting time (likely between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., depending on work demands and travel safety.)

Students should contact offices by phone or email and leave a message. Student employees should make contact with their supervisors prior to reporting to work.

Classes will be held at the faculty member’s discretion. We encourage all classes that can meet virtually, synchronously or asynchronously, to continue. Ames Library will be open with minimal staffing beginning at 10:00 a.m. Student dining will maintain regular operating hours.

Offices Closing at 3 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, 12:14 PM --

Faculty, Staff and Students,

Due to inclement weather and hazardous travel conditions, the University's administrative and academic offices (including The Ames Library) will close at 3 p.m. today, Feb. 15.

Classes, student organization and athletic activities may be held after 3 p.m. at the discretion of the faculty member or coach. Campus food services will remain open.

In extreme cold conditions, wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in under 30 minutes. Use caution while traveling outside and dress appropriately.

Be aware that snow parking bans are in effect locally. Snow routes will be enforced by the city of Bloomington, and all residents are encouraged to park off the street to allow for a more efficient and safer snow removal operation.

We will continue to monitor weather conditions. An IWU-Alert notification will be sent by Tuesday morning if further decisions are made that would alter normal campus operations. Please check your email for any updates. Stay warm and safe.