On Monday, March 4, the University delayed opening due to severe weather until 10 a.m. with classes “held as scheduled,” according to a Tiger Alert sent around 5 a.m.
Only essential employees were required to report for shifts that began before 10 a.m.
“Individual faculty members who decide to cancel their classes based on the guidance offered on the should notify their students through Blackboard in advance of the scheduled class time,” read the Tiger Alert.
Frist Campus Center and all residential dining halls ran on normal schedules while Mudd Library and athletic and recreation facilities opened at 10 a.m.
Essential personnel comprise staff from numerous departments that are vital to the University’s safety and operation. These departments include University Health Services, Facilities, Public Safety, and University Services.