Millikin Announces Mid-Day Closure

February 17, 2022

Millikin University has suspended all campus operations, including virtual classes, as of 2:30 P.M. today, Thursday, February 17th, per an email sent out by Chris Ballard of Public Safety on behalf of President Jim Reynolds. What began as slight rain this morning, has turned into wind gusts of sleet and snow, leading to a blanket of snow and ice over campus, dropping temperatures, and unsafe driving and walking conditions.

As operations were canceled midday, students who are stuck at campus are encouraged to reach out to Public Safety and Student Affairs for help.

“You know, if we get into a situation where students are uncomfortable leaving campus, Student Affairs and Public Safety, we’ll do what they can to get you into a safe spot that doesn’t involve you driving in those conditions will get you to, we’ll set something up with a hotel or we’ll set something up on campus,” said Ballard in a previous interview with a Decaturian staff member.

The University will continue to monitor conditions as the wintery weather persists, but plans to return to normal operations tomorrow on Friday, February 18th. In the meantime, stay indoors if possible, avoid slick roads and sidewalks, and bundle up.

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