Winter is here: TCU extends campus closure into the weekend

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The TCU campus stays closed until Saturday, Feb. 3 at noon. Tarrant County is enduring cold weather with wind chill of 3 degrees fahrenheit. (JD Pells/TCU 360)

By JD Pells

Amid a winter storm warning, TCU has closed campus from 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2 until noon on Saturday, Feb. 5.

The university notified the TCU community that all academic instruction and activities — including work with deadlines in the closing period — online or in-person, on or off-campus, will cease until the university reopens at 6 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6.

Unlike last year’s winter storm, make-up work will take place during scheduled class times or throughout out-of-class activities, not on separate makeup days, said TCU accreditation coordinator Brianna Edwards.

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The Recreation Center will be open for recreational use and as a “warming station” to harbor students affected by the winter weather. For access to the “warming station” after 11 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, please contact TCU Police at 817-257-8400. The university recommended students using the station bring personal toiletries, a sleeping bag and pillow.

In addition, TCU plans to continue providing meals for students during the closing. TCU Dining will close at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 and plans to reopen for breakfast through dinner from 8 a.m. through 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3.

TCU urges its students on and off-campus to take caution as freezing temperatures and road conditions are expected to become hazardous.

**This is a developing story. Please return to this story for updates.