Due to extreme temperatures, Beloit College will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30-31. Weather forecasts are predicting that temperatures will be well below zero with wind chill temperatures at record-setting lows (-40 to -60). Students, faculty, and staff are advised to avoid travel, stay inside, and not venture out into the extreme temperatures. Anyone who goes outside should wear multiple layers of clothing and cover all skin.
- All classes and other activities are canceled. Faculty may make alternate assignments for their courses, so students should monitor their email for details.
- Food service will be provided in Commons. DKs and Java Joint will be closed.
- Closures include the Library, Hendricks Center, CELEB, the Sanger Center for the Sciences, and the Sports Center.
- Administrative and academic offices will be closed.
- Essential safety personnel, including security and facilities employees, will be providing services. Outdoor duties will be limited to only what is essential for safety, security, and movement from building to building; vans may be used for shuttling security and facilities staff across campus.
- Report all frozen pipes to facilities as soon as they are detected.
- Contact Security if you suspect that you have frostbite.
Administrative and academic staff and faculty will receive pay for time off. Staff should report hours as Winter Break time. Staff providing essential services, which include security, grounds, housekeeping, and maintenance, will be paid at a double-time rate for hours worked.
The college is expecting to resume normal operations as of Friday, Feb.1.