Message from President Donna Randall:
A winter storm warning has been issued for our area until 7:00 a.m. Monday morning. This storm is forecast to bring significant freezing rain, with up to a half-inch of ice possible overnight and into tomorrow morning. The College will monitor conditions throughout the evening and evaluate its impact on the classes and activities scheduled for tomorrow. However, because of the residential nature of the College, at this time there are no plans to cancel classes for Monday, February 21st, and most offices on campus will be open. Individual faculty members should use their judgment regarding whether to hold classes tomorrow and should convey that information to their students.
All staff who are able to get to campus safely tomorrow are requested to do so. However, the College does not expect any staff member or student to take unnecessary risks to travel to campus for work or class. In making a decision whether to come to work or attend class, each person should exercise his/her best judgment with regard to road and weather conditions, as well as other safety concerns. Staff members who determine that it is unsafe to come to work must notify their supervisor as soon as possible, while students should notify their faculty.
Beginning very early tomorrow morning the College Grounds Department will be applying rock salt and brine to the campus parking lots and walkways. However, there will still be ice and slippery spots around campus, so please be cautious when moving around campus this evening and tomorrow morning.
The Office of Campus Safety will remain staffed and continue operations throughout the storm. However, as conditions worsen, it will become hazardous to operate vehicles even on the streets around campus this evening into tomorrow morning. Students who request escorts or other non-emergency services should expect significant delays in Campus Safety response times, and in some cases officers may provide walking escorts if this is a safer and more timely option.
Thank you for making judgments that ensure your safety and the safety of others.