***UPDATE: Baylor to Resume Normal Hours, Operations on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022*** Baylor University Waco Campus to Shift to Remote Instruction, Telework Thursday-Friday, Feb. 3-4, 2022

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Feb. 2, 2022

WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2022) - ***UPDATED 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2022: Baylor University will resume normal hours and operations on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. See latest update below.***

With the high potential for hazardous icy conditions as a strong arctic front moves through Central Texas, Baylor University will hold classes via remote instruction and staff will telework on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 3-4.

This news items will be updated as more information is available. Please follow University social media, such as @Baylor on Twitter, for additional updates.


UPDATE: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, 5 p.m.

As Baylor University resumes normal hours and services on Saturday, Feb. 5, the Baylor University facilities team will begin the process of returning to normal operations. As overnight temperatures are expected to drop again into the teens, it may take several hours on Saturday for some facilities to return to normal temperatures. We ask for your patience during this process and as regular services are restored throughout campus. We also ask that you continue to exercise caution when you are out and about on campus on Saturday as some roads and sidewalks may still be iced over.

Also returning to regular operations on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022:

Baylor Dining will return to its regular schedule on Saturday.

The SUB will operate its regular schedule, opening at 9 a.m. Saturday. Joy and Lady’s Birthday Party also will be held as scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. at the Bill and Eva Williams Bear Habitat.

The McLane Student Life Center (SLC) will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and resume regular hours on Sunday.

Moody and Jones libraries will be open regular hours this weekend.

The Baylor Bookstore will be open on Saturday.

Delayed opening on Saturday:

The Mayborn Museum will delay opening until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.


UPDATE: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, 8 a.m.

Due to continued icy conditions, Baylor University will hold classes today via remote instruction and staff will telework.

See Friday dining hall schedule below.

Moody and Jones libraries are open today. Moody Starbucks is open. SUB, SLC and Baylor Bookstore remain closed today.


UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, 5:45 p.m.

Friday Baylor Dining Schedule

Breakfast: 7:30-10 a.m. at Penland and East Village.

Lunch: All four residential dining locations (Penland, Memorial, Brooks and East Village) from 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow.

Dinner: 5-8:30 p.m. at Penland and 5-9 p.m. at Memorial.

Baylor Dining anticipates returning to its regular schedule on Saturday.

Baylor Bookstore

The Baylor Bookstore will remain closed on Friday.


UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, Noon

Thursday Baylor Dining Schedule

All Baylor dining halls are open for lunch and will close at 2 p.m. We encourage students to take extra food to-go for tonight by swiping for a to-go meal after lunch.

Only Penland and East Village will be open for dinner tonight (Thursday) from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with limited offerings.


UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, 8 a.m.

Baylor University will hold classes via remote instruction and staff will telework today.

Penland, Memorial, Brooks and East Village are all open for breakfast.

Moody and Jones libraries are open: Library updates.

Starbucks is closed at Moody Library, SUB and Baylor Sciences Building.


UPDATE: Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, 1 p.m.

Please note these additional closures:

Mail Center in the Bill Daniel Student Center – Closed Thursday and Friday, Feb. 3-4, to customers.

Copy Center in Morrison Hall – Closed Thursday and Friday, Feb. 3-4.

Baylor Bookstore – Closed on Thursday, Feb. 3. Possible late opening on Friday, Feb. 4, but dependent on weather.


Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

Baylor University sent the following Baylor Alert to campus at 11:30 a.m. today:

The National Weather Service has placed Central and North Texas under a Winter Storm Warning. With the high potential for hazardous icy conditions as a strong arctic front moves through Central Texas tonight, Baylor University will hold classes via remote instruction and staff will telework on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 3-4.

Essential services

Essential campus services, such as residential dining halls and Baylor Libraries, will remain open. The SUB and McLane SLC will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

It is important to note that this is not the same winter weather event that we experienced last February. The main impact to our area is expected to be ice-related, not snow, and although anticipated to be short-lived, the icy conditions can be extremely dangerous. We strongly encourage students, faculty and staff to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

For staff who are unable to telework, please consult your direct supervisor.

Dining and Food

Students living in residence halls are encouraged to take extra food back to their rooms during lunch and dinner service in the event there are any outages or delayed food service.

The SUB food court will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

Off-campus students are strongly encouraged to get food, water and any other supplies as soon as possible in the event there are any power outages over the next couple of days.

BUS Service

For students living in University Parks Apartments and Baylor Cityside, Waco Transit currently plans to run its Red and Silver routes that serve those residence halls.

After Hours BUS routes (after 5:30 PM) may be limited/stopped early due to road conditions.

Parking garages

Parking garages are open, however, due to icy conditions, Baylor Parking & Transportation Services anticipates closing the top levels of the garages on Thursday and Friday. Students without parking permits may park on campus on Thursday and Friday.

Telehealth/Counseling

If students are in need of healthcare or counseling during this time, 24/7 access is available for on-demand urgent care and counseling services through Baylor Telehealth by AcademicLiveCare.

COVID Testing

The COVID-19 testing location in the North Village Community Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

Nursing School in Dallas

For Dallas nursing campus, please watch your email for instructions from Dean Plank.

Additional updates

Please continue to monitor the Baylor website, Baylor Alert email/text messages and University social media, including @Baylor on Twitter, for additional updates. In addition, monitor local media outlets for the latest weather forecast and local conditions.

Waco TV

KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (cable Ch. 2, CBS)
KCEN-TV Ch. 6 (cable Ch. 3, NBC>
KXXV-TV Ch. 25 (cable Ch. 5, ABC)
KWKT-TV Ch. 44 (cable Ch. 14, FOX)

Newspaper

Waco Tribune-Herald
Baylor Lariat

Radio

WACO-FM 99.9
KWTX-FM 97.5
KBGO-FM 95.7
KBRQ-FM 102.5
KWTX-AM 1230
KWBU-FM 103.3
KLRK-FM 92.9
KRZI-AM 1660
KWOW-FM 104.1
KBW-AM/FM 1010, 105.9
KWBT-FM 94.5
KBHT-FM 104.9
KLFX-FM 107.3
KWPW-FM 107.9

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