ATU Closed Thursday; No Remote Classes or Work

Hindsman Tower Snow 2021
File photo from a snowy day at Arkansas Tech University in February 2021.

Arkansas Tech University President Dr. Robin E. Bowen has declared an inclement winter weather day with no in-person or remote classes for ATU students and faculty and no non-essential in-person or remote work for ATU staff at the Russellville and Ozark campuses on Thursday, Feb. 3.

“I believe in the restorative power of an old-fashioned snow day,” said Bowen. “Inclement winter weather provides an ideal opportunity for us to pause and invest a day in our mental health. Many of our faculty and staff members will also be actively engaged in assisting with an alternative methods of instruction day for the K-12 students in their homes. I encourage each member of the ATU community to remain safe and do something that makes them happy on Thursday.

“I understand some operations must continue,” continued Bowen, “and I express sincere appreciation to the individuals who will carry out those tasks and ensure our buildings are warm, our residential students are safe and fed, our campuses are secure and our technology resources remain available.”

Decisions regarding in-person or remote classes and work for Friday, Feb. 4, will be made once the effects of the winter storm are known. Information will be shared through e-mail, ATU social media,, OneTech announcements and media outlets as decisions are made.