Administrative offices were closed on Monday due to a snowstorm, the University said. Although departments such as the Office of the Registrar did not operate and residential college offices operated for only a few hours, the dining halls were still open, as well as the libraries and Frist Campus Center. Employees in critical or essential roles, such as dining hall employees, were asked to report to work as usual.
University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua said that no classes were canceled via the Registrar’s office, but numerous professors decided not to hold lecture, including Scott Burnham, who teaches MUS 103: Introduction to Music, and Isik Ozge Ozturk, who teaches PSY 254: Developmental Psychology.
The University’s announcement Monday follows on a year of turbulent weather. On Jan. 21, the University issued a similar statement saying that it would dismiss employees at 1:30 p.m., with the exception of those in critical or essential roles. During reading week, temperatures reached a low of two degrees Fahrenheit, well below the average of 23 degrees Fahrenheit for that period, according to AccuWeather.
The University resumed normal operations as of 5 p.m. on Monday.