S&T Alert

Stay informed of any emergencies on the S&T campus

The S&T campus is currently operating under cautionary conditions.
For more information read the latest alerts. Remember, in case of an emergency dial 911.

Caution

Campus to open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17

February 17th, 2021 at 5:49 AM CST by

Due to winter weather, campus will delay opening until 10 a.m. CST today (Wednesday, Feb. 17) and continue remote operations for all but essential operations until that time. Students, faculty and staff should use caution when coming to work, whether driving or walking.

Dress warmly and prepare for cooler workspaces

Temperatures are warmer today but still below freezing. Students, faculty and staff are advised to dress warmly. Workstations may be cooler than normal due to the recent cold and stress on heating systems in some buildings. Dress in layers.

How to wear layers

  • Inner Layer: Wear fabrics that will hold more body heat and don’t absorb moisture. Wool, silk or polypropylene will hold more body heat than cotton.
  • Insulation Layer: An insulation layer will help you retain heat by trapping air close to your body. Natural fibers, like wool or goose down or a classic fleece work best.
  • Outer Layer: The outermost layer helps protect you from wind, rain, and snow. It should be tightly woven, and preferably be water and wind resistant to reduce loss of body heat.

Use caution walking on campus

While grounds crews have been working hard to clear walkways across campus, areas may be slick. Be careful and use caution walking on campus walkways and parking lots.

Safety tips for walking on slick surfaces

  • Leather- or plastic-soled shoes increase your risk of slipping and falling. Wear shoes with rubber or neoprene gripping soles.
  • Look at the surface before you start walking. When you exiting a vehicle, brace yourself to get stability. Anticipate ice.
  • On ice, don’t walk with your hands in your pockets. Take shuffling steps.
  • Don’t step on uneven surfaces, curbs, or painted concrete
  • If you feel as though you are going to fall, roll with the fall and try and roll backwards. If possible, relax when you begin to fall and discard anything you are carrying.
  • Avoid walking on surfaces that have not been treated. Avoid shortcuts as they are typically located in areas where snow and ice removal is not possible.

View more winter weather safety tips.

Caution

Campus to remain closed Tuesday, Feb. 16

February 15th, 2021 at 2:11 PM CST by

The Missouri S&T campus will remain closed Tuesday, Feb. 16, for all but essential operations due to significant snowfall, cold temperatures and potentially hazardous travel conditions. All other operations will remain remote, including telework, for the safety of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Instructors who normally hold classes on campus should either move to remote instruction or cancel their classes. Campus laboratories will also be closed to all but essential operations.

  • S&T’s Virtual Career Fair, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16, will proceed as planned.
  • Dining services will remain open with reduced (weekend) hours and operations at the Havener Center and Thomas Jefferson Hall. The TJ Hall dining room will be open continuously from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. In the Havener Center, Einstein’s will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Chick-fil-A and Mondos will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Au Bon Pain will be closed. CStores will be open and restocked as conditions allow.
  • Student Health Services will be closed. Students in need of immediate medical attention should contact Phelps Health at 573-458-8899.
  • Curtis Laws Wilson Library, the Student Recreation Center and the Fitness Center will be closed.

Faculty and staff are reminded to check the updated emergency closure policy to determine whether they should report to work on site or telework.

  • Employees who aren’t required to work on-site and will telework from home or another location. 
  • Those who cannot carry out their duties through telework and who are instructed that they are not required on-site to work will be compensated. 
  • Those who are required to telework and choose not to must take paid time off — either personal or vacation days. 
  • Those who are non-exempt (hourly) and are required to work on-site may be eligible to receive premium pay; those who are required to work on-site and choose not to will need to take paid time off — either personal or vacation days. 

Due to severe wind chills, all students, faculty and staff are advised to remain indoors Tuesday. See more winter weather safety tips.

Past Alerts

Campus to open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17

February 17th, 2021 at 5:49 AM CST by

Due to winter weather, campus will delay opening until 10 a.m. CST today (Wednesday, Feb. 17) and continue remote operations for all but essential operations until that time. Students, faculty and staff should use caution when coming to work, whether driving or walking. Dress warmly and prepare for cooler workspaces Temperatures are warmer today but […]

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Missouri S&T plans to resume normal operations Wednesday, Feb. 17, unless conditions overnight require the university to continue current remote operations. University officials will meet at 5 a.m. Wednesday to determine whether to continue remote operations or delay opening of campus until later in the day. If a decision is made to continue remote operations […]

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The Missouri S&T campus will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, for all but essential operations due to dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills, the potential for significant snowfall, and potentially hazardous travel conditions. All other operations will transition to remote and telework for the safety of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Instructors who normally […]

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Missouri S&T plans to resume normal campus operations Friday, Feb. 12, but due to bitter cold and severe wind chills, all students, faculty and staff are advised to take appropriate precautions. Dress warmly to avoid frostbite and hypothermia During extremely cold weather, experts advise wearing: A hat, scarf or knit mask to cover face and […]

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