Tulane University closes campuses in anticipation of severe weather

February 23, 2016

Carolyn Scofield

Tulane University is closing its campuses in New Orleans, St. Tammany Parish and Mississippi today (Feb. 23) at noon, in anticipation of extreme weather conditions expected later this afternoon and into the evening.

The National Weather Service and the university’s weather monitoring service are predicting 80 mph wind gusts, with 20-25 mph sustained winds starting around 1 p.m. There is also the threat of tornadic activity.

All classes are being canceled and students are requested to stay in their residence halls until the bad weather has passed and an all clear is issued by the university or Student Affairs. Students with questions about available services should contact their RAs and additional information will be provided shortly from Student Affairs.

Non-essential personnel should depart the campus by noon. Anyone unclear about their status as essential or non-essential should check with their supervisor.

The university expects to resume normal operations in the morning and employees should expect to report to work at their normal time, unless they are otherwise notified.

Please monitor for the most up-to-date information on campus conditions.  Information is also available through the Tulane AlertLine at 504-862-8080 or 1-877-862-8080.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000