Dear Colleagues,

Please be aware that the following message is being sent to all students today. Thank you for your understanding, and if you are traveling please follow the same safety guidelines. We value your contributions to the teaching mission of the university. We want you to get here safely as well.

Best regards,

Andreas C. Cangellaris
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost


Dear Students,

As you might have heard, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of Illinois beginning tonight and well into the weekend. As many of you likely plan to travel to campus during that time, we remind you that NWS says a Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you can’t return to campus by this evening, we strongly encourage you to wait until Sunday to travel.

Your safety is our number one priority, and if you do not feel you can safely return to campus in time for classes Monday please alert the Office of the Dean of Students at

I hope your holiday was relaxing and fun, and I look forward to seeing you back on campus – but not until you can get here safely.


Robert J. Jones

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