Dear UIndy Community,
In order to prioritize the safety of our students, faculty and staff, due to continued impassable road conditions throughout the Indianapolis area, we have decided to extend our campus closure through Friday, February 4th, 2022.
The latest forecast calls for this storm to continue into the evening, and UIndy PD has assessed the road conditions in the surrounding area as impassable so we advise everyone to exercise extreme caution and stay home if they can until streets are clear.
We would like to thank our Facilities employees who have worked hard today to clear our campus walkways of snow, essential employees who have allowed us to continue dining services on campus, and UIndy PD who have continued their work throughout the storm.
Because the decision to cancel in-person/on-campus classes Friday was made according to our extreme weather policy, only courses that are normally scheduled for online delivery should continue as scheduled.
If you find yourself experiencing a non life-threatening emergency, perhaps due to a loss of power or other personal needs, please contact Student Affairs at (317) 788-3530 for assistance. The Health and Wellness Center will remain open tomorrow, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please continue to stay safe during the next few days.
Dear UIndy Community,
As of noon today, our best weather models predict freezing rain coming into our area around 5:00 pm, and snow accumulations between 8-12 inches through the day on Thursday. To be cautious, and to allow as much time for you to plan as possible, the University of Indianapolis will close at 4:00 pm. today, February 2, 2022, and will remain closed through Friday Morning February 4, 2022 at 6:00am. Any decision about our operating status for Friday will be communicated either late Thursday night or very early Friday morning.
It has been a year with a lot of uncertainty, and while we could create a complex strategy to move some of our 2,500 courses online, we have decided the best idea is to schedule an old-fashioned snow day and close the University.
We hope this approach will allow you to stay safe during this time, and take care of the other life challenges you may have that are caused by the storm. Storms of this nature can oftentimes create personal emergencies. If you find yourself experiencing a non life-threatening emergency, perhaps due to a loss of power or other personal needs, please contact Student Affairs at (317) 788-3530 for assistance.
Therefore, all courses that are scheduled as on-campus/in-person will be suspended beginning at 4:00 PM today Wednesday, February 2, and will remain so through the entire day on Thursday, February 3, 2022. In keeping with our past practices, any of our programs or classes that are designed for online delivery will be held as scheduled.
Student Clinical/Internship Activities/Student Teaching
All students on clinical rotations/internships/student teaching assignments should speak with their supervisors at the site locations where they are assigned and adhere to the weather decisions being made at those locations. All University students on clinical rotations/internships/Student Teaching should follow clinic/hospital/company/school policies and procedures for their specific site during inclement weather. However, student safety must remain a priority. A student should contact their clinical coordinator/director/internship coordinator at the University for guidance as soon as possible. A determination will be made, on a case-by-case basis, as to whether the student should proceed or remain at the clinical or internship site.
I want to take a moment to thank those members of our community who will enable us to continue to house, feed, and protect our students, and also clear our campus of the snow during this winter storm. All essential employees should contact their supervisors to schedule their work during these next two days. On-campus food service will continue, and facilities staff will be available to keep walkways and parking lots clear.
All updates to our University operating status will be shared via the following communication channels:
- University email and Watchdog
- uindy.edu, the UIndy app, and social media
- Indianapolis area media will also be provided with information about cancellations and/or delays.
Please stay safe during these next few days.
Mary Beth Bagg
Vice President for Student and Campus Affairs & Dean of Students