YPSILANTI -- The National Weather Service has declared a Winter Storm Warning beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow, with a recommendation to avoid travel on roads and highways due to expected dangerous conditions. As a result, Eastern Michigan University will close tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 2, to help ensure the safety of our community.
The closing includes the cancellation of all scheduled classes, meetings, library operations, and other activities, whether virtual or in-person. Fully online courses without scheduled meeting times (e.g., asynchronous) should proceed with activities unless directed otherwise by the instructor. Faculty and staff who are teleworking due to the pandemic are not expected to work Wednesday.
Students who have off-campus placements in teaching, clinical, or similar settings should follow the instructions of their placement coordinator or onsite instructor.
Residence halls and apartments will remain open. Residential campus dining units (The Commons, The Eateries, and CrossRoads) will be open - visit EMU Dining for hours and locations. Other on-campus food service locations will be closed.
Due to the 24/7 nature of some campus operations, designated personnel who work in certain areas such as the energy center, physical plant, food service, public safety, WEMU and other employees within specific areas of the University may be required to work. All other employees should remain at home in accordance with the Eastern Michigan University Extreme Weather Policy (enter “weather” into the search bar) and applicable collective bargaining agreements.
The COVID-19 Testing Center will be open Friday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have a test scheduled for Wednesday and would like to get tested on Friday or Saturday, please arrive at a time convenient for you during those hours. You do not need to make a new registration. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the period of closure, students, faculty and staff should monitor their emich.edu email and the University website for further updates. If you have not signed up for the RAVE emergency text alert system, please do so at www.emich.edu/alerts/.