SMU will resume classes next week with virtual-only academic instruction on Monday, February 22, 2021. The decision on virtual and/or in-person classes on Tuesday and beyond will be announced by Monday. Graduate students with Saturday classes should expect to hear from the deans of their schools if instruction will occur.
Crews from the Office of Facilities Planning and Management and Office of Information Technology are working diligently to assess and repair damage to various buildings caused by this unusual winter blast, as well as ensuring all technology in classrooms are in working order.
We will provide an update later today on facilities that will be open this weekend. At this time
- Hughes-Trigg Student Center is open as a warming and charging-up location
- Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports is open limited hours to on-campus students, only
- Dining is available at Arnold Dining Commons
With the boil water notice still in effect for University Park, which includes SMU, students residing on campus can obtain bottled water at Arnold.
With campus re-opening next week, all faculty and staff should plan to return to work as usual. You will be notified by your supervisor or department chair if your work area is impacted by the weather-related damage. Please check the campus policy on weather and other emergency conditions for more information.
We are grateful to be returning to classes and normal operations on campus, but the aftermath of this severe weather may have some lingering impacts. Please continue to monitor SMU Aware email, website, Twitter and Facebook for updates.