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Purdue classes to move remote this afternoon, employees dismissed at 4 p.m.

Purdue University announced Wednesday (Feb. 2) that all in-person class meetings on the West Lafayette campus should be moved online or canceled beginning at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and all non-essential personnel currently working on campus today are dismissed at 4 p.m.


Purdue administrators and public safety officials are working with city and county personnel to actively monitor the winter storm and ask everyone to remain aware of changing conditions.


The campus operating status for Thursday (Feb. 3) will be communicated via email, social media and area media as soon as possible.


A significant amount of snow and deteriorating conditions may make travel unsafe for faculty, staff, and off-campus students, prompting the decision. Note that planned virtual meetings of online/hybrid courses should continue as scheduled.


Instructors of impacted courses should communicate plans and expectations (e.g., due dates, remote meeting methods, exams/quizzes) directly to students. Students should check their email and Brightspace frequently for updates from their instructors. 


Predesignated essential personnel will be operating under their department procedures. Nonessential personnel should not report to campus for any shifts after 4 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 2). All nonessential personnel currently working on campus today are dismissed at 4 p.m. The campus adverse weather procedures are available online (pdf). Plans for Thursday (Feb.) 3 will be announced as soon as possible.

University officials, in partnership with city and county personnel, continue to monitor area road conditions - and encourage employees to do the same - to be aware of any local travel restrictions that might remain in place. Those planning to travel on area roads should monitor their county travel status.


Cars parked on campus or West Lafayette snow routes must be moved or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.


To check on the status of CityBus operations, you can download the app or search for the MyCityBus app in the Google Play or Apple App Store, or check the CityBus website


Purdue officials also are working in conjunction with local and state emergency responders to provide assistance locally.