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MU Campus Closed, Classes Canceled for Tuesday

Feb. 03, 2014

Story Contact(s):
Christian Basi, BasiC@missouri.edu, 573-882-4430

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— In anticipation of impending winter weather, University of Missouri officials have announced full closure of the MU campus for Tuesday, Feb. 4, with all classes cancelled. Only employees that are situationally critical should report for work.

“With forecasts predicting up to 8 inches of snow, we are concerned about the safety of our students, faculty and staff as they would be traveling to and from campus during the heaviest snowfall,” said Gary Ward, interim vice chancellor for administrative services. “This also will allow our crews to adequately clear the campus in preparation for classes to resume when it is safe to do so.”

All MU Health Care hospitals and the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital will remain open 24/7. For more information on MU Health Care, please visit http://www.muhealth.org/. The MU Student Center, Student Recreation Complex, residential hall dining facilities and select dining facilities in the MU Student Center will remain open. Ellis Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; however, no services will be available. Branch libraries will be closed. (For more information about the MU Libraries, please visit: http://library.missouri.edu/)

Employees who are unsure of their status as to whether or not they are situationally critical should contact their supervisor. More information on MU’s campus closure policies can be found at the below links:

A decision on Wednesday’s operations will be made by 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4. Information will be sent to media and posted on http://MUalert.missouri.edu.

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