MU Campus to Close Early

Jan. 11, 2018

In anticipation of impending winter weather and out of an abundance of caution, University of Missouri officials have announced a full closure of the MU campus beginning at noon Thursday, Jan. 11. Only employees who are situationally critical will need to report for work. A decision to resume normal operations will be made by 5 a.m., Friday, Jan. 12.

“Due to a winter weather advisory for our area and out of concern for the safety of our campus community, we have decided to close the campus at noon on Thursday,” said Gary Ward, MU vice chancellor for operations. “We have been working closely with local and state officials and, given the current information, believe this is the best course of action at this time. Depending on road conditions a decision will be made early Friday morning as to whether to resume normal operations.”

All MU Health Care hospitals will remain open. The Veterinary Health Center, which includes the Equine Center, will remain open for emergencies. For more information on MU Health Care, please visit http://www.muhealth.org/. The MU Student Center, Student Recreation Complex and select dining facilities (http://dining.missouri.edu) will remain open with limited services.

Information about which employees are situationally critical and MU’s campus closure policies can be found at the below links:


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