CHICAGO — Due to continuing poor weather and blizzard-like conditions with projected travel delays and dangerous road conditions Monday morning, DePaul University is canceling classes for Feb. 2. All DePaul Chicago and suburban campuses will be closed. Employees, except those in essential roles, do not need to report to work.
“We have been monitoring weather conditions all Sunday and have stayed in touch with local transportation officials in order to make a decision on closing the university and canceling classes,” said Bob Janis, vice president of Facility Operations.
“While our crews have kept up with the snowfall and our campuses were in good shape Sunday afternoon, the side streets in the surrounding neighborhoods were still snow-packed with several cars stuck. The suburban areas, where many of our faculty and staff live, have similar conditions,” he said.
“We will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions but the plan is to reopen and resume classes on Tuesday,” Janis said. For updates, go to www.depaul.edu.
All buildings on the Lincoln Park Campus, with some exceptions, will be closed on Monday. Residence halls are open. On Monday, the Student Center will serve food from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center also will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Richardson Library and Student Center on the Lincoln Park Campus will close at 10 p.m. Sunday. The library will remain closed on Monday and reopen at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3.
The DePaul Center on the Loop Campus, as well as the Daley Building, will be open due to the tenants we have in those buildings, Janis said. All other Loop Campus buildings, and the DePaul offices and classrooms in the DePaul Center and the Daley Building, will be closed.