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.
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.