Wesleyan to Re-open Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 a.m.

Update, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m.: The University will re-open Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 a.m., and scheduled classes and events are expected to resume. It will be cold and windy, and members of the Wesleyan community are asked to exercise extreme caution when outside on campus. Although the grounds crew is working to clear parking lots, snowy walkways may be difficult, so please wear appropriate shoes. A Middletown street parking ban may still be in effect; extra parking (and shuttle service) will be available at Long Lane. Report slippery conditions requiring immediate attention by calling work order control at 860-685-3400.

Original Story:

Due to the arrival of a major winter storm, Wesleyan will be closing at 6 p.m. today, Jan. 26, and will remain closed tomorrow, Jan. 27. All events and classes are cancelled during this time. Normal operations are expected to resume the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 28. There will be an update at 4 p.m. tomorrow confirming when on Wednesday the University will reopen.

Heavy snow and strong winds are expected for this evening, continuing into Tuesday. Only essential personnel should report to work during the storm, and all students are encouraged to remain in their residences as much as possible.

Usdan University Center will be open 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. today and tomorrow. Usdan Marketplace, Summerfields, Red & Black Café and WesWings will maintain regular service hours through dinner tonight. Other dining options will close at 5 p.m. today. There will be no late night dining tonight. The Usdan Marketplace and WesWings will be the only dining venues open on Tuesday – WesWings will be open regular hours, and the Marketplace will open for brunch 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. and dinner 5 – 8 p.m. Normal operations will resume in all locations on Wednesday.

Libraries will open at noon tomorrow, and the Freeman Athletic Center will be closed tomorrow.

At 6 p.m. today, most faculty/staff parking lots will close. Faculty and staff who have permits to park in these lots and who would like to remain on campus beyond the closing time, are asked to relocate their vehicles to the V Lot on Vine Street or to the 56 Hamlin Street parking lot (former Physical Plant building). Faculty and staff who are traveling out of town should park in the Vine Street parking lot as a courtesy to colleagues. Faculty and staff may call Public Safety for a ride to and from the Vine Street lot at night if necessary.

Members of the Wesleyan community should call Public Safety for help with storm-related matters at 860-685-2345. For emergencies, call 860-685-3333.