University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus to cancel morning classes on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 due to extreme weather; classes resume Tuesday at noon
Twin Cities campus open all day Tuesday for all other business
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January 27, 2014
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus will cancel all morning classes Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, due to extreme weather conditions. All Twin Cities classes will resume at noon Tuesday, when the current wind chill advisory is set to expire. Temperatures are forecast to rise throughout the day. To be clear: there are large sections of classes that begin at 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. These classes are canceled Tuesday by virtue of their before-noon start time.
The Twin Cities campus will remain open all day Tuesday for all other business. While employees are expected to report to work at their normal start time, the University realizes employees may need flexibility due to travel issues, childcare needs and other circumstances. University managers and supervisors have been encouraged to accommodate employee needs on short notice as workload permits.
Whether to hold events planned for Tuesday morning on campus is up to the individual event organizers. Anyone planning to attend an event on campus Tuesday before noon should check with event organizers to determine whether the event is proceeding as scheduled.
Students should be in contact with their instructors or faculty members in the near future to determine how the missed class or related assignments may be made up.
The decision to cancel classes but keep the University open was made by University leaders after careful consideration. As of now, Metro Transit buses and light-rail trains will operate at full capacity. In addition, at present, neither the State of Minnesota, cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, nor other Twin Cities-area large employers are closing.