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Winter Weather Advisory

The Crisis Management Team is keeping a close watch on the current winter storm system that is expected to last through tomorrow and will bring several inches of snow, high winds, and dangerously cold temperatures. The cold temperatures are currently forecasted to remain over the weekend and into next week. In preparation for this onset of extreme winter weather, we want to remind the campus community of important winter protocols and safety measures.

As the majority of classes are being taught online this term and on-campus events are limited due to the pandemic, much of campus life will proceed as normal during inclement weather:

  • Remote classes will continue to meet as normal; in-person classes may pivot to remote instruction if necessary. Please contact your professor if you have any questions about your class.  
  • Personnel in Facilities, Campus Services, and Bon Appetit will continue to work and report as scheduled, unless otherwise informed by your manager. Please utilize your best judgment regarding travel decisions when reporting and communicate with your supervisor concerning any schedule changes you may have. 
  • All other staff should continue to work remotely or shift to remote work if you are unable to make it to campus due to inclement weather. If you are unable to work remotely due to technology challenges or personal circumstances, please contact your supervisor or Human Resources.  
  • If any in-person curricular and co-curricular gatherings or events, including the College, Athletics, Conservatory, and Community Music School, need to shift to remote gatherings or be canceled, we ask that all event hosts share updates with the community via the campus event calendar, social media, or other appropriate channels. 
  • Off-campus shuttle services may be limited.

For those students living in campus, please note the following:

  • Information on dining hours can be found on the Lawrence Bon Appetit Facebook page.
  • Regular services provided by the Warch Campus Center, Mudd Library, or the Wellness Center, may be limited. Please visit their web or social media pages for information. 
  • Please also keep all windows shut to avoid freezing pipes. 
  • Continue to Honor the Pledge by wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, and following other health and safety protocols. 

Regardless of where you live, please remain indoors as much as possible in such extreme conditions. If you do venture outside, please ensure that you are dressed appropriately, including loose layers, winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves, as frostbite can occur at extreme temperatures in fewer than five minutes. 

We will continue to evaluate weather conditions over the next few days, and we ask that you please keep a close watch on email, the Lawrence website, social media, and other means of communication in case of additional developments.

Thank you for your patience during these extreme weather conditions. 

Stay warm, Lawrentians!
Crisis Management Team