Weather Update: University Opening at 10:00am on December 15

by Ross Stout,

Dear Willamette Community,

The university will remain open until 5:00pm on Thursday, December 14, but all activities, events and classes after 5:00pm are canceled. Employees required for the health and safety of our campus and our students (including facilities services, campus safety, housing and dining services) will report as scheduled unless they receive alternate instructions from their supervisors. The Hatfield Library will remain open until 10:00pm tonight (and the 24 hour room is available via ID card access).

You should use your personal judgment and make the right decision for yourself if you need to depart campus early today. Employees should speak with their supervisors if it is possible to telecommute - and students should contact their professors if they are unable to report to campus for scheduled classes, exams or events.

For tomorrow, Thursday, December 15, the University will open at 10:00am (including the Hatfield Library). The following adjusted College of Liberal Arts exam schedule applies:

  • Exams regularly scheduled for 8:00am-11:00am Thursday will be rescheduled for 10:00am-1:00pm on Thursday.
  • Exams regularly scheduled for 2:00pm-5:00pm Thursday will be rescheduled for 3:00pm-6:00pm Thursday
  • Evening exam sessions on Thursday will take place as planned.

Update - For the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, the exam scheduled from 10:00am-1:00pm will be administered online starting at 10:00am and will end at 11:30am. Students should contact their instructor with any questions or issues accessing the exam.

Please drive and walk safely and be aware that walkways and parking lots on campus are slippery - use caution when navigating around campus and around town.

Thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding around changing weather conditions and forecasts.


Ross Stout
Director of Campus Safety

Willamette University

University Communications

Waller Hall, Fourth Floor
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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