UW-Whitewater cancels classes, campus events, and programs

Classes canceled from 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 until 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1

Given the unprecedented cold weather forecast for Wisconsin this week, UW-Whitewater has canceled all classes, events and programs at the Whitewater and Rock County campuses beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 until 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1.  Campus buildings will remain open.

Employees who cannot make it safely to work should contact their supervisors and request appropriate leave.

During this extreme weather incident, or whenever you need help, please remember that the University Police are an excellent resource. You can reach them at 262-472-4660 and they will help you. In an emergency or life-threatening incident always call 911.

Because of the predicted extreme temperatures and wind chill, it is advised that if you must go outside that you dress properly. See http://www.uww.edu/documents/Cold-Weather-Info.pdf for more information. Remember, in these extreme temperatures, bare skin that is exposed to the air can become frostbitten in less than 15 minutes. Please exercise caution.

Need a hat or other warm gear? The Community Space at 834 E. Milwaukee in Whitewater has coats, hats, gloves and other items available to pick up free of charge. If you have warm items to contribute, you can leave them in the vestibule, which is open 24 hours a day. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/WhitewaterCommunitySpace

In Rock County, you can find resources at http://echojanesville.org/

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