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MU to Reopen Friday, Classes to be Held

February 3rd, 2011

Story Contact: MU News Bureau, 573-882-6211,

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton has announced that MU will open officially at 4 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, and all classes will be held as scheduled.

Winter weather conditions may, in some cases, still make it impossible for individual faculty to hold class. Faculty may cancel individual classes in this situation. If this is the case, the faculty member should inform the course coordinator or department chair as soon as possible and communicate with students, using e-mail via Blackboard or myZou, as soon as it becomes clear the class will not be held. Following this weather emergency closure of the university, plans will be made and announced in the near future regarding makeup classes, missed exams and appropriate adjustments to the academic calendar. Faculty should not make any adjustments to class and final exam schedules until these discussions and final decisions occur.

While Campus Facilities crews have worked 24/7 to clear snow and make the campus as safe as possible, students and employees should take care when walking, because it has not been possible to completely remove snow and ice from various walkways and areas. Roofs (top levels) of parking structures may not be cleared by Friday but will be by Monday.

City buses will run on snow routes, including those that serve the extended campus apartment complexes.

Students are encouraged to use public transportation at this time. Students, faculty, staff and parents should check MU Alert for future updates. Thanks to everyone for your dedication, patience and hard work to handle this historic weather emergency in true Mizzou spirit!