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OU Emergency Alert

OU-Norman Alert: 5:52 a.m. Friday, March 11:

Due to inclement weather, the OU Norman campus will transition to online classes and remote work Friday, March 11. Weather is not expected to impact internet connectivity and power. Employees able to work remotely should, and essential employees should report to campus and follow their current schedules. Please check with your supervisor if you are unsure of your work schedule. Nonessential employees who cannot work remotely will receive administrative leave. Exercise caution when on campus. For more information on OU Athletics competitions, visit For road conditions, visit

Winter Weather Safety

During winter weather:

  • Walk carefully on snowy or icy walkways. Limit your outdoor exposure to 15-minute intervals.
  • Wear multiple insulating layers of clothing topped with a heavy coat. When outdoors, cover all exposed skin. Wear a warm hat, gloves, and waterproof footwear.
  • Keep a blanket, water, and snacks in your vehicle.
  • When leaving your residence, practice the “buddy system.” Bring along a companion, or let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite (loss of feeling and whiteness or paleness in fingers, toes, ear lobes, tip of the nose or other extremities). If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
  • Watch for signs of hypothermia (uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, apparent exhaustion).
    • If symptoms of hypothermia are detected, get to a warm location, remove wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and drink warm, non-alcoholic beverages. Get medical help as soon as possible.
  • Those living off campus should let their faucets drip to avoid freezing pipes.

More winter weather safety tips are available from OU Campus Safety and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

Students Living on Campus:

The following Norman campus dining locations will be open during regular business hours. All other food operations will be closed:

  • Couch Restaurants
  • Cross Village Dining
  • Residential Colleges Dining Halls
  • Headington Hall Dining
  • Xcetera

For more information and updates regarding OU Housing and dining on the Norman campus, visit

OU Alerts

To receive OU Alerts in the event of a weather or safety emergency, make sure your contact information is up-to-date in OU’s emergency alert system, RAVE. These timely warnings are designed to reach the entire campus community through the use of email, text message alerts, and/or phone calls.

To update or to verify your emergency contact information, please use these campus-specific links:

  • Norman Faculty/Staff/Students –
  • HSC Faculty/Staff/Students –
  • Tulsa - Use the appropriate link for your campus of record

Members of the community may opt-in to receive emergency alerts for the Norman campus by texting OUALERTS to 67283.

For information on the OU Health Sciences Center and OU-Tulsa operations, visit:

  • Health Sciences Center Dining: On-campus food options will be available at the OU Health hospitals.