February 14, 2021
Dear UT Community,
Due to the high degree of certainty of severe winter weather in and around Austin, the campus will close at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 14, and remain closed through at least Wednesday, February 17, at 8 a.m. We will monitor the situation and announce a reopening when conditions are determined to be safe. We expect many will suffer through power outages and other challenges, so all classes and events are canceled including virtual/online classes and events. Only core essential staff members will report to work during this closure.
If your position is identified as essential and you are required to perform your work on campus, you will need to report for your shift. Essential positions are determined at the college or business unit level and are vital to the business continuity of university operations (e.g., life/safety positions; positions responsible for the security of buildings, data or property, etc.).
If you are identified as essential and unable to report to campus due to extenuating circumstances, such as unsafe roadways or child care issues, please contact your supervisor as soon as possible.
If you are a remote employee, you are not expected to work unless indicated by your supervisor.
COVID-19 vaccine operations and proactive community testing will not continue on Monday or Tuesday as scheduled. Individuals with appointments are being contacted directly to reschedule for a later date, and we expect to be able to use all vaccine doses we have available by increasing our throughput once conditions allow.
University supervisors will receive timekeeping information after campus reopens.
Weather is often unpredictable and conditions can change rapidly. The university will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated. As the situation progresses, updates specific to closure and reopening will be available through your email, local media, the university's Facebook page and Twitter feed, and the emergency webpage.
You can also stay up to date by reading Troy Kimmel's campus weather updates.
Stay warm, be safe, and take care.