At the time of this message, Howard University will reopen tomorrow, January 30, 2019 on a two-hour delayed schedule, following the suspension of normal operations due to a winter storm that brought snow and ice to the Washington, D.C. region earlier today. Classes and student activities will resume at 10 a.m., therefore any classes that are normally scheduled to start before 10 a.m. are canceled. Essential personnel are still required to report at their regularly scheduled time unless otherwise arranged with their supervisor. If anything changes, you will be notified.
The safety of the campus community is always our top priority. Facilities management crews have treated the streets, sidewalks, ramps, steps and parking lots on campus. However, as operations resume, everyone is urged to continue to use good judgment and exercise caution while you traverse the campus and city streets. Be especially conscious of “black ice” that is expected due to overnight refreezing.
Temperatures are expected to drop precipitously tomorrow to single digits. The cold and windy conditions will likely lead to icy surfaces and make for slippery roadways.
As secondary and tertiary road conditions continue to impact travel in some areas in the region, drivers are asked to limit travel to main streets, if possible. Commuters should allow for more travel time as well. Area transportation officials have warned that delays may occur.
Please report all weather-related and HVAC maintenance issues and concerns through Physical Facilities Management’s work order portal (https://www2.howard.edu/departments/pfm/requests). All safety concerns will be addressed by the Department of Public Safety at 202-806-1100.
Continue to stay safe and warm.