MSU implements remote operations on January 16 due to winter weather

Winter weather conditions are impacting Mississippi State University’s Starkville and MSU-Meridian campuses, resulting in remote operations for the start of the spring semester on Jan. 16.

Students are advised to access course information from instructors by logging in to Canvas.

The severe winter weather is causing hazardous driving conditions in Central and North Mississippi and is expected to continue affecting transportation on Tuesday [Jan. 16].

Employees who have the capability to work remotely are encouraged to do so. However, designated employees must work in person on campus as instructed by their supervisors. More information on MSU’s Operational Guidance can be found at https://www.emergency.msstate.edu/guidelines/op-guidance.

All faculty, staff, and students are urged to exercise caution to ensure their personal safety. The university will announce the status of the institution for Wednesday, Jan. 17 by 5 p.m. This information can be found on the MSU website and social media platforms. Additionally, it is important to monitor local news outlets for updates on changing conditions and advisories.

The residence halls on the Starkville campus will remain open. Perry Cafeteria will be open on Tuesday [Jan. 16] from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Subway and Moe’s will open at noon. The PODs in Hathorn and Dogwood will be available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Maroon Markets in Griffis and the Wise Center are open 24 hours.

Mitchell Memorial Library and the Sanderson Center will be closed on Tuesday. Students should exercise caution when moving around campus as sidewalks and outside stairs are likely to be extremely slippery and covered with ice in some areas.

Due to the possibility of icy road conditions, SMART service will be suspended on Tuesday [Jan. 16]. Updates can be found at www.smart.msstate.edu and through SMART social media channels.

For media inquiries, please contact Sid Salter, MSU Chief Communications Officer, at 601-507-8004 or ss51@msstate.edu.

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