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Campus Alert Update

UPDATE — Jan. 30, 2019

Due to the extreme cold, the Carthage campus will remain closed until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. All scheduled classes, athletic practices, music and theatre rehearsals, and on-campus events are canceled for Wednesday, Jan. 30, and Thursday, Jan. 31.

During the closure, Carthage will operate with essential personnel only — food service, maintenance, public safety, residential life, and maintenance-contracted services. Parking lot shuttles will continue to operate.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, all offices on campus will be open and staff should report to work.

Please read the important information below for all students, faculty, and staff.

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Jan. 29, 2019

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

In the coming days, we will experience some of the coldest, most extreme weather this region has seen in a generation, with temperatures dipping well into the negative numbers. Gov. Tony Evers has declared a state of emergency for Wisconsin. This message contains important information for students, faculty, and staff regarding the operations of the College. Please review the message carefully.

Information for Students

The College will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30, and until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. All scheduled classes, athletic practices, music and theatre rehearsals, and on-campus events will be canceled for all of Wednesday and Thursday. Faculty will be in touch with students about completing their coursework.

We strongly encourage all residential students, if they are able, to return to their permanent homes until Tuesday, Feb. 5. Students may depart as soon as their classes are completed on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

For those students remaining on campus, the cafeteria will remain open during its normal operating hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All retail dining will be closed. This includes Seattle’s Best Coffee, the Red Zone/Student Union, Donna’s Bytes/Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Starbucks. In the event of a power outage, students who remain on campus will be given directions for any warming locations or relocations through email, web, social media, and/or alert messages.

During this time, students should contact the Office of Public Safety (262-551-5911) with any concerns to be routed to the appropriate service providers.

During the closure, Carthage will operate with essential personnel only — food service, maintenance, public safety, residential life, and maintenance contracted services. Parking lot shuttles will continue to operate.

Information for Faculty

The College will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30, and until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. All scheduled classes, athletic practices, music and theatre rehearsals, and on-campus events will be canceled. Please be in touch with your students about completing their coursework.

During the closure, Carthage will operate with essential personnel only — food service, maintenance, public safety, residential life, and maintenance-contracted services. Parking lot shuttles will continue to operate.

Information for Staff

The College will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30, with a late start of 10:30 a.m. for all staff on Thursday, Jan. 31. During the closure period, Carthage will operate with essential personnel only — food service, maintenance, public safety, residential life, and maintenance-contracted services. Parking lot shuttles will continue to operate. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, all offices on campus will be open and staff should report to work.

We strongly urge community members to stay indoors. When and if there is a need to travel outside, please take the utmost precaution, wearing layers of clothing; bundling up with hats, scarves, gloves, and boots; and covering all skin to prevent exposure to the cold.

Stay safe and warm during this time.

Sincerely,

John Swallow
President