University Will Reopen at 9:30 AM Thursday

University Will Reopen at 9:30 AM Thursday

February 2, 2011

6156February 2, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw University will reopen Thursday after being forced to cancel classes for two days because of the winter storm that ravaged Indiana and much of the Midwest.  The University will open at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, February 3, with classes resuming at 10 a.m. (Classes that begin and end before 10 a.m. are cancelled; labs that begin at 9:40 will begin at 10 o'clock, unless cancelled by the instructor).

The delayed opening will allow crews ample time to ensure that sidewalks and parking lots and clear of ice and snow.  Faculty and staff should refrain from parking in University lots prior to 9 a.m.

"Lots are still very ice covered and everyone should use extreme caution while walking in these areas," says emergency management director Doug Cox. "Facilities oersonnel have begun working on lots and will resume early tomorrow morning.  We strongly urge students not to use their vehicles to travel on campus.  Many walkways are still ice covered, and everyone should wear shoes with good traction."

5745Putnam County remains on a level one (state of emergency) travel warning, which means travel on county roads is restricted to emergency personnel. This afternoon, the City of Greencastle moved to a level two advisory, which allows essential travel (including employees headed to and from work) on city streets.  State roads are clear.

Power has been restored to all campus living units that have reported outages.

The Hub (in the Union Building) will reopen at 7 a.m. Thursday, while The Den (in Longden Hall) will begin serving food at 11 a.m. Both facilities are expected to resume normal hours on Thursday.

Those with questions or concerns should call Public Safety at (765) 658-4261.