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OU Emergency Alert

OU-Norman Urgent: 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1:

The OU Norman campus will resume normal operations on Thursday, February 2. Classes will be conducted as normally scheduled, and employees are to follow their normal work schedules. OU Facilities Management has worked to address campus road and pathway surfaces, but exercise caution when traveling and when on campus as there may still be some slick areas to avoid.

Supervisors and instructors are encouraged to show flexibility with employees and students as appropriate.

OU-Tulsa and HSC are to follow the guidance issued for those specific campuses.

OUHSC-OKC URGENT: 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1:

The OUHSC campus will resume normal operations on Thursday, February 2. Classes will be conducted as normally scheduled, and employees are to follow their normal work schedules. OU Facilities Management has worked to address campus road and pathway surfaces, but exercise caution when traveling and when on campus as there may still be some slick areas to avoid.

Supervisors and instructors are encouraged to show flexibility with employees and students as appropriate.

OU Norman and OU-Tulsa are to follow the guidance issued for those specific campuses.

OU-Tulsa Urgent: 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1:

OU-Tulsa will open for classes and administrative employees at 10 am, tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 2. Students should check with their teaching faculty regarding classes that start before 10 am.   All faculty and staff who are able to work remotely should be prepared to do so from 8 am until 10 am. Administrative employees who cannot work remotely should contact their supervisors for instruction.

OU Health Physicians Clinics and the OU College of Dentistry Clinic in Tulsa will be open regular business hours tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 2.

Please use extreme caution when walking in parking lots and sidewalks when on campus. Slick spots will still be an issue tomorrow so please allow extra time and be very careful. Please use the north or  south entrances or circle (penguin and buffalo) drives when entering building 1 (the main administration building).

If any of these plans change, you will be notified through the emergency communications system. Essential employees will follow their current schedules. Please contact your supervisor if you are uncertain of your work schedule.

Jan. 30, 2023

Be Prepared for Winter Weather


Winter weather is anticipated to impact the OU Norman campus Tuesday. Please follow the campus operations guidance for your campus, issued via OU’s RAVE alert system and listed above.

Winter Weather Safety and Preparation

The university is providing information to help you prepare and stay informed about weather conditions on campus.

For the latest weather updates:

Norman Campus:

Health Sciences Center:

OU-Tulsa:

Additional information:

Be Prepared.
Before winter weather arrives:

  • Stock up on food, water, medication, and other necessities.
  • Have batteries and flashlights on hand in case you lose power.
  • Keep cell phones and other electronics charged.
  • Plan to bring pets inside during winter weather.

Be Safe.
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.

OU Alerts

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

  • Norman Faculty/Staff/Students – account.ou.edu – Click your avatar in the upper right corner to view or change your settings
  • HSC Faculty/Staff/Students: ouhsc.edu/ecs
  • OU-Tulsa: Use the appropriate link above for your campus program

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:

www.ouhsc.edu

www.ou.edu/tulsa