Tips to stay safe, prepared during inclement weather

As we continue to see the effects of winter weather, it is crucial to remain vigilant and aware of potential hazards. 

  • Temperatures are expected to be in single digits with a wind chill below zero. If you need to be outside, wear layers of loose-fitting warm clothing, with a hat and gloves. 
  • Ice-covered surfaces can be treacherous, increasing the risk of slips and falls. Use caution, wear appropriate footwear and use designated walkways. 
  • The accumulation of snow and ice on roofs can lead to sudden dislodgement, be aware when walking next to buildings. 

To mitigate these risks, we urge everyone to use caution on campus. If you see something that looks particularly hazardous, report it as soon as possible to Vanderbilt University Maintenance and Operations through the ReADY app or call 615-322-2621.