Campus closure, Jan. 18

EOU campus closes due to weather, classes cancelled

Contact: University Advancement | 541-962-3740

January 18, 2012
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Eastern Oregon University will close campus as of 12 p.m. (noon) today, Wednesday, Jan. 18. This will be a Level II closure with the following requirements:


Level II - Managers/Supervisors may grant discretionary leave

All classes will be cancelled. All Managers/Supervisors may grant leave to employees based on the work that needs to be completed. Employees have the choice to accept the offer to leave or stay and complete work. Employees must charge the time away based on the alternatives listed in the union contract or EOU employee handbook. All activities (i.e. sporting events, plays, etc.) will be held as planned. All outside activities will occur (i.e., if McKenzie Theatre was rented to an outside group, the event will occur). All residential halls and dining services remain open and functioning.  The President (or designee) will be the sole source in authorizing discretionary leave. This will be done via communicating to the Vice Presidents who will then inform the managers.  All Vice Presidents will be ultimately responsible for deciding which offices may close and which must remain open. Those employees who are deemed”essential” must remain on campus.

Monitor e-mail, the EOU website at www.eou.edu, local radio stations or call the Weather Hotline at 541-962-3844 for updates.

Complete policies and closure levels regarding inclement weather are posted to the HR website at www.eou.edu/hr.

Employees and students should be aware of the condition of walkways and roads as they are leaving.  Sidewalks and parking lots are extremely slippery. If there are further closures required during the week, that information will be forthcoming.

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