Weekend Event and Building Schedule Update
Weekend Update: Campus will be open and following the standard weekend schedule. Events including the Holiday Bazaar, Children's Holiday Party (both occurring Saturday in the Memorial Union) and the Holiday Concert (occurring Sunday in Lasells Stewart Center) will occur as planned. Please continue to use caution when traveling due to severe snow and ice conditions lasting through Monday.
Friday Update: CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will close its main campus in Corvallis at noon today because of excessive snow that is becoming packed, creating hazardous conditions.
A forecast for temperatures down into the teens tonight prompted university officials to close early.
“We want students, employees and visitors to safely reach home before temperatures drop to potentially dangerous levels,” said Steve Clark, vice president for University Relations and Marketing at OSU.
Classes for the remainder of the day have been canceled, and most other activities on campus will be canceled or postponed. These include:
- The holiday marketplace in the Memorial Union ballroom will remain open until 4 p.m. today; organizers hope to open on Saturday as planned, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- A gymnastics exhibition tonight at Gill Coliseum, which was to begin at 7 p.m., will be canceled and tentatively rescheduled for Jan. 3 at 7 p.m.
- Any change of schedule to the theater performance of “The King of Spain’s Daughter,” set for 7:30 p.m. at the Withycombe Hall Theater tonight, will be announced on the theater program’s website at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre/
OSU employees who are at work will be sent home at noon except for those designated as “essential” to keeping the university infrastructure operational.