University plans partial closure due to weather

Due to the severe weather forecast for the end of the week, Iowa State University will partially close on Thursday, Dec. 22. All winter session classes will meet virtually as scheduled. Friday, Dec. 23 is a university holiday.

As many campus units are operating on winter break schedules, supervisors should provide maximum flexibility for employees to work remotely or take leave. If remote work is not an option, consider potential training opportunities that employees can complete remotely.

Supervisors in police, public safety, security, power plant, food service, animal care and critical maintenance should make arrangements for team members to report safely to campus. Employees who cannot make it to campus should contact their supervisors.

For weather-related information and updates, employees should bookmark the following links:

For questions, access this FAQ and the university’s severe weather and emergency closings policy.

Before leaving campus on Wednesday, employees should make sure all windows and doors are securely closed. For faculty and staff who will be out for an extended time during winter break, Facilities Planning and Management asks that they make sure their workspace is in energy-saving mode before they leave:

  • Shut down all computers, printers and other accessories. Leave office computer on if needed for remote access or critical operations, but turn off connected devices.
  • Turn off and unplug copiers, space heaters, coffee pots, microwaves, desk lamps, radios and chargers for electronic devices.
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