by Walter Kraft, Published January 05, 2014
Due to the extreme snowfall and cold temperatures for our region, Eastern Michigan University has announced the cancellation of all classes at Eastern Michigan University on Monday, Jan. 6. This includes all planned campus activities, lectures and events. Residence halls will remain open this evening and tomorrow to accommodate students who are still moving in and who have already arrived.
The University plans to be open on Tuesday, Jan. 7 for regular business and classes.
Due to the 24/7 nature of some campus operations, certain designated personnel such as heating plant, physical plant, food service, public safety, WEMU and other employees within specific areas of the University may be required to work. Employees who are required to work will be notified by their supervisors.
All other employees should remain at home in accordance with the Eastern Michigan University Weather Policy and applicable collective bargaining agreement at http://www.emich.edu/hr/employeerelations/contracts.php. During the period of closure, all employees are expected to check the University closure website and other media sources to receive updates regarding the closure and reopening of campus.
For the benefit of students on campus in residence halls, campus dining/food service for Monday will be consolidated to the following:
• Eastern Eateries - regular hours 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
• QuickFixx - regular hours 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
• CrossRoads MarketPlace - regular hours 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
We urge students, faculty, other academic personnel, and staff to avoid travel if possible. The wind-driven snow may create hazardous travel conditions, while the predicted temperatures and wind chills could lead to frostbite or hypothermia. Stay inside if you can. If you are traveling, please make sure you have warm clothing with you and readily available. As temperatures drop, make sure to cover any exposed skin. Conditions are changing quickly, and we ask you to put your safety first.
University leaders are closely monitoring the situation, and we will communicate additional information as warranted. Students, faculty and staff should monitor their emich.edu email and www.emich.edu for further updates. If you have not signed up for the RAVE emergency text alert system, please do so at www.emich.edu/alerts/.