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Winter weather remains in forecast; Vanderbilt classes operating on schedule

Feb. 14, 2021, 8:00 PM

UPDATED SUNDAY, FEB. 20, 9:30 A.M.

  • The COVID-19 testing center at the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center has reopened. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

UPDATED THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 5:30 P.M.

As we continue to see some snow and extreme weather temperatures through the evening, the university is sharing updates to its campus operations for Friday, Feb. 19.

  • Vandy Vans will not operate this evening, Feb. 18, due to road conditions.
  • All classes will be conducted on their normal schedule on Friday, Feb. 19. Faculty members will notify students should there be any change to class arrangements.
  • The Acorn School will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If plans change, families will be notified by 7:30 a.m. Friday morning.
  • The COVID-19 testing center at the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center will remain CLOSED on Friday, Feb. 19. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students who were scheduled for testing earlier in the week should forgo this test and will not be required to make it up this week. Faculty and staff who were planning to be tested should postpone until next week.
  • All campus tents are closed until further notice.

Guidance for staff remains the same for Friday as was announced previously.

All faculty, staff and students living off campus are strongly encouraged to evaluate road conditions along their commute and to use discretion in choosing whether or not to travel to campus. Personal safety is the first priority.

UPDATED WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 5:30 P.M.

As we expect another round of snow accumulations and extreme cold weather this evening and tomorrow, the university is sharing updates to its campus operations for Thursday, Feb. 18.

  • Vandy Vans will not operate this evening, Feb. 17, due to road conditions.
  • All classes will be conducted on their normal schedule on Thursday, Feb. 18. Faculty members will notify students should there be any change to class arrangements.
  • The Acorn School will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 18.
  • The COVID-19 testing center at the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center will remain CLOSED on Thursday, Feb. 18. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students who were scheduled for testing Thursday or earlier in the week should forgo this test and will not be required to make it up this week. Faculty and staff who were planning to be tested on Thursday should postpone until later in the week or next week. Decisions about testing for the rest of the week will be made on a daily basis.
  • All campus tents are closed until further notice.

Guidance for staff remains the same for Thursday as was announced previously.

All faculty, staff and students living off campus are strongly encouraged to evaluate road conditions along their commute and to use discretion in choosing whether or not to travel to campus. Personal safety is the first priority.

UPDATED WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 11:30 A.M.

  • In response to another round of winter precipitation projected to arrive Wednesday, Feb. 17, and continuing into Thursday, Feb. 18, Campus Dining is providing additional dining options for students. Learn more on the Campus Dining website.

UPDATEd Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m.

As we continue to see extreme cold weather and snow accumulations in Nashville, the university is sharing updates to its campus operations for Wednesday, Feb. 17.

  • All classes will be conducted on their normal schedule on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Faculty members will notify students should there be any change to class arrangements.
  • The Acorn School intends to open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. If plans change, families will be notified no later than 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
  • The COVID-19 testing center at the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center will remain CLOSED on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students who were scheduled for testing Wednesday or earlier in the week should forgo this test and will not be required to make it up this week. Faculty and staff who were planning to be tested on Wednesday should postpone until later in the week or next week. Decisions about testing for the rest of the week will be made on a daily basis.
  • All campus tents are closed until further notice.
  • Guidance for staff remains the same for Wednesday as was announced previously.
  • Information about Campus Dining and snow removal can be found in this message from the Office of the Dean of Students.

All faculty, staff and students living off campus are strongly encouraged to evaluate road conditions along their commute and to use discretion in choosing whether or not to travel to campus. Personal safety is the first priority.

Updated Monday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m.

With the potential for additional snowfall accumulations tonight and extreme cold temperatures on Tuesday morning, the university is sharing updates to its campus operations for Tuesday, Feb. 16.

  • Vandy Vans will not operate this evening, Feb. 15, due to road conditions.
  • All classes will be conducted on their normal schedule on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Faculty members will notify students should there be any change to class arrangements.
  • The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 16.
  • The COVID-19 testing center at the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center will remain CLOSED on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Undergraduate students who were scheduled for testing on Tuesday should forgo this test but should attend their second test for the week as scheduled Wednesday–Friday. Graduate and professional students, faculty and staff who were planning to be tested on Tuesday should postpone until Wednesday, Feb. 17, or later in the week.
  • All campus tents are closed until further notice.

Guidance for staff remains the same for Tuesday as was announced for today.

All faculty, staff and students living off campus are strongly encouraged to evaluate road conditions along their commute and to use discretion in choosing whether or not to travel to campus. Personal safety is the first priority.

Posted Sunday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m.

COVID-19 testing center closed for Monday, Feb. 15; VU essential staff should report

The Nashville area is under a winter storm warning from 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. The forecast calls for heavy mixed precipitation, with possible snow accumulations of up to 5 inches and possible ice accumulations of one-tenth to three-tenths of an inch.

All Vanderbilt University classes will be conducted on their normal schedule. Faculty members will notify students should there be any change to class arrangements.

The COVID-19 testing center at the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center will be CLOSED on Monday, Feb. 15. Undergraduate students who were scheduled for testing on Monday should forgo this test but should attend their second test for the week as scheduled Wednesday–Friday. Graduate and professional students, faculty and staff who were planning to be tested on Monday should postpone until Wednesday, Feb. 17, or later in the week.

Staff who are considered “essential” should make plans, in collaboration with their managers, to report to work if they are safely able to do so. Staff who are working remotely should continue to work remotely during this weather event. Staff who are currently working on campus but not designated by their department leader as “presence-based essential” should consult with their supervisor to determine whether to report to campus or, if feasible, to work remotely. In all cases, if staff have questions about their work location or expectations, they should contact their supervisor. (Staff covered by a collective bargaining agreement are subject to established departmental policies regarding attendance.)

All faculty, staff and students living off campus are strongly encouraged to evaluate road conditions along their commute and to use discretion in choosing whether or not to travel to campus. Personal safety is the first priority.

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