Eastern Michigan University to remain closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022

YPSILANTI --  Today’s winter storm is forecast to continue overnight, including the addition of colder temperatures, higher wind speeds and blowing snow. Campus conditions and roadways around the area are expected to remain challenging. As a result, Eastern Michigan University will remain closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 3, to help ensure the safety of our campus community.

The closing includes the cancellation of all scheduled class sessions, meetings, library operations, and other activities, whether virtual or in-person. Fully online courses without scheduled meeting times (e.g., asynchronous classes) 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 Thursday.  

Students who have off-campus placements in teaching, clinical, or similar settings should follow the instructions of their placement coordinator or onsite instructor.

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.

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. The Student Center and Rec/IM will reopen, along with the resumption of University operations, on Friday, Feb. 4, unless notified otherwise.

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 Thursday 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 emu_covidtest@emich.edu.

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/.

Thank you, and please stay safe. 

February 02, 2022

Written by:
Walter Kraft

Melissa Thrasher