ATU Inclement Weather Procedures: Jan. 18, 2024

Hindsman Tower Snow

All campuses of Arkansas Tech University will operate virtually on Thursday, Jan. 18, in order to provide for the safety of students, faculty and staff.

There will be no in-person classes or operations on Thursday. Some essential operations, including food service, public safety and facilities management, will remain available in order to serve residential students on the Russellville campus.

“While many of the main roads are clear, we continue to observe snow and ice on several of our on-campus roads and parking lots,” said Dr. Russell Jones, ATU interim president. “The same is true for many of the less-traveled roads our students, faculty and staff must pass in order to reach our campuses. The safety of the ATU community is our top priority and we will continue to make progress through remote operations.”

Students are encouraged to check Blackboard for class syllabi and any assignments provided by their faculty members.

ATU Student Activities Board is hosting an event to launch spring semester sports beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Tucker Coliseum. There will be free food and giveaways for ATU students. The fun will continue with Golden Suns basketball at 5:30 p.m. and Wonder Boys basketball at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be free for ATU students. Game tickets for the general public are available at

Chambers Cafeteria will be open for lunch from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and for dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Baswell Techionery concepts We Proudly Serve Starbucks (8 a.m.-10 p.m.), Jerry’s (8 a.m.-10 p.m.), Slim Chickens (10 a.m.-9 p.m.) and Which Wich (10 a.m.-8 p.m.) will also be open on Thursday.

Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center will be open from 7 a.m.-9:15 p.m. Thursday. The Hull Building Student Union will be open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday.

Personnel from public safety, facilities management and residence life are also on campus to ensure that residential students are safe and comfortable.