Winter Weather Impact

Updated Jan. 6, 12:26 p.m.

Classes to resume Tuesday

Classes for undergraduate, graduate and professional students will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Road conditions in the middle Tennessee area have improved; however, temperatures throughout today and into tomorrow are expected to continue in the single digits and teens. Everyone is urged to take appropriate precautions traveling to and walking on campus.  Students who continue to be unable to return to campus from holiday break because of the weather should notify their professors.

Updated Jan. 5, 7:35 p.m.

All undergraduate, graduate and most professional school classes at Vanderbilt are canceled for Monday, Jan. 6

All undergraduate, graduate and most professional school classes at Vanderbilt are canceled for Monday, Jan. 6, in the interest of the safety of our students, faculty and staff. The School of Medicine will hold classes, but students who cannot attend classes or clinics because of the weather will be excused. A winter storm sweeping much of the nation is expected to hit Nashville overnight with plunging temperatures and the possibility of snow or ice. Hazardous travel conditions and canceled air flights have already delayed some students and faculty from returning to campus from holiday break.

The university will continue to monitor weather conditions and will post further updates to this website about the situation, including the resumption of classes.

In the meantime, essential staff members in the Police Department, Plant Operations, Dining Services, and Housing are in position and will be available throughout the evening and into tomorrow to ensure that our students are safe and well cared for and our campus buildings are secured.

Message from Traci Nordberg to University (Non-medical) Staff

In anticipation of inclement weather and poor road conditions on Monday, the majority of academic programs will be reduced or closed. Our paramount concern is for the safety of our students and staff. Staff directly supporting academic programs may use a vacation or personal day if they are unable to get to work and will be not be penalized for being absent or arriving late. However, with students on campus, some areas will need staff to provide food and other services. Administrative areas such as Finance, Division of Administration, Office of General Counsel, Athletics, Development and Alumni Relations, Public Affairs, Investments, and VUIT will determine their core services and staffing needs and contact employees about whether to report to work. Those who are not identified as core, or who are unable to make it into work, may use a vacation or personal day. As always, we look for employees to use their best judgment about commuting when we are experiencing inclement weather.

– Traci K. Nordberg | Chief Human Resources Officer