January 28, 2019

St. Catherine University open January 29; closed January 30 & 31

A major influx of extremely cold, arctic air will impact the Twin Cities area causing subzero temperatures beginning Tuesday evening with high risk of hypothermia, frostbite, and other cold weather hazards. This is a potentially dangerous and life threatening situation that should not be taken lightly. Exposure to outdoor conditions and travel should be avoided if possible during this time period. Please exercise extreme caution and plan accordingly to ensure your personal safety.

The University will be open tomorrow, January 29. However, due to extreme weather conditions predicted to start Tuesday evening, we will proactively close the University starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, and continuing through Thursday, January 31.

  • TLN and the all faculty meeting will take place as scheduled on Tuesday. The faculty and and staff cocktail hour as part of TLN has been cancelled.
  • All classes and activities are canceled for Tuesday evening, Wednesday, and Thursday. Students should check their email and D2L for details from their instructors.
  • Dining services will be available on Tuesday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4 – 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday and Thursday, there will be limited service from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • CdC will have limited hours on Wednesday and Thursday, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • The College for Adults and Graduate Student Orientation scheduled for January 30 has been cancelled. New students should be referred to the email that will be sent out on Tuesday for details about where they can find information from the program. If students have questions, please have them contact orientation@stkate.edu.
The University will reopen on Friday, February 1, unless otherwise communicated.

If you are an essential employee (if you are an employee who role has been defined as essential), please check with your supervisor about your hours. All other faculty and staff should not report to work.

For safety and security reasons it is important that we know who is in the buildings at all times, especially when there are only a few people on campus. If you need to come to campus during the closure, we ask that you alert Public Safety once you arrive.

If you have not done so already, we strongly encourage you to download the LiveSafe App to receive timely emergency and weather related notifications.

For weather-related updates, check the LiveSafe App, monitor the University home page at stkate.edu, University social media (Facebook and Twitter) or call the University Emergency Weather line at 651-690-8666.