Rice ALERT - Classes moved online Friday

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Rice ALERT - Classes moved online Friday

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Houston until noon Friday. Due to the possibility of freezing rain and icy road conditions, Rice University will operate in a modified manner Friday:

  • All classes will be delivered remotely. If a class cannot be delivered in an online format, the instructor should determine the best way to make up for the missed class.
  • Nonessential employees should work remotely. If you have any doubt about whether you need to come to campus, please check with your supervisor.
  • Research activities may continue as needed.
  • Fondren Library closed at 8 p.m. tonight and will reopen at noon Friday.
  • The Gibbs Rec Center, student center (including vendors) and Brochstein Pavilion will open at noon Friday.
  • Scheduled events may proceed on Friday, but you need to consult with the Crisis Management Team by emailing hrf1@rice.edu.
  • Serveries will operate on a weekend schedule starting at lunch time Friday. The North, Seibel, South and West serveries will open for continental breakfast at 10 a.m.
  • All COVID-19 testing will be delayed until noon Friday. If you have a test scheduled before noon and still wish to test Friday, please come to your testing location between noon and 4:45 p.m.

Please be weather-aware and plan accordingly. Remember the five P's of cold-weather preparedness: Protect people, pets, pipes and plants and practice fire safety.

If you’re not yet signed up to receive Rice Alerts through your mobile phone or the Everbridge mobile app, you can do so at https://emergency.rice.edu/rice-alert-sign-up.

Rice Crisis Management Team