January 15, 2024

Tuesday, January 16, Campus Information

The National Weather Service is predicting severe freezing rain in the greater Portland area, beginning early afternoon Tuesday, January 16, and continuing throughout the afternoon and evening. Additional tree damage and power outages are likely, and travel conditions are likely to be extremely dangerous. In addition, the graduate school remains without power, and many faculty, staff, and students are dealing with power outages and other weather-related issues at their homes.

To keep students, faculty, and staff as safe as possible, operations at all three of our campuses will be curtailed tomorrow. Read our School Closure Policy.

Important Information for Students (Tuesday, January 16)

  • CAS classes are canceled.
  • Law and graduate classes will be conducted remotely, to the extent possible. Professors will be in touch with information and instructions. Accommodations will be made for students who are unable to attend remote classes due to lack of power.
  • Events, athletics practices, and all other planned campus activities are canceled.
  • The Pio Express will use a modified route on Tuesday, running between the Fowler and Fred Meyer stops. On campus students may want to consider visiting Fred Meyer in the morning to pick up supplies for a few easy meals. It’s possible that the Pio will suspend service on Tuesday afternoon or evening if road conditions become unsafe. Check the app for the most up-to-date information.
  • Food service will be available in Fields and dinner is scheduled to end Tuesday at 6 p.m. Dining will resume in Fields as early as possible on Wednesday. Any schedule changes to ensure Bon Appétit staff safety will be communicated to residential students.
  • If power goes out on campus, Fowler Student Center is powered by a backup generator and will remain open as a space to keep warm, charge phones, etc.

Important Information for Faculty and Staff (Tuesday, January 16)

  • Nonessential personnel should not report to campus and should work remotely, to the extent possible. Essential personnel should report for work when it is safe to do so, unless otherwise instructed by their supervisor.
  • Employees with questions about expectations and schedules should contact their supervisor.

If you are on campus, be extremely cautious, especially around trees. Avoid wooded areas as ice storm conditions are likely to cause additional trees to fall. In the event of an emergency, or to notify the college of any hazardous condition on campus, contact Campus Safety at 503-768-7777. In an emergency, call or text 911.