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Snow Removal Underway

Howard University will be open on Friday, February 12 beginning at 10:00 a.m., with unscheduled leave in effect for faculty and staff.

Classes
Regularly scheduled Friday classes will be held in accordance with the University’s unscheduled leave policy. Faculty should notify students if a class will not be held as scheduled. In all cases, safety should be the primary consideration when making decisions to attend scheduled events.

Employees
All designated emergency employees must report to work. All other employees may choose not to report to work. Employees who do not report to work must use accrued leave. Employees must follow their department's normal call-in procedures to discuss the needs of their unit and individual circumstances.

iLAB
The iLAB will be providing additional hours for students this weekend, and on Monday February 15th, despite the official Holiday.
Below are the hours of operation:
Saturday February 13    10 am-5 pm
Sunday   February 14    10 am-5 pm
Monday   February 15   10 am- 3 pm

Dining Services
Dining services will be open in Bethune Annex and Blackburn Cafe on the following schedule through Monday, February 15, 2010:
Brunch 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Shuttle Services
Shuttle services will resume regular route hours beginning Friday, February 12 at 9 a.m. Weekend schedule will be in effect for Saturday, February 13 through Monday, February 15.

The Department of Auxiliary Enterprises appreciates the amazing efforts of the staff during this winter storm emergency. Have a great and safe weekend.

Snow removal is underway after the record-breaking storms left accumulation of 20-30 inches across the region.

Recent snow removal has cleared most of the snow from the most recent blizzard and gotten the University to where it was prior to the latter storm. The status of most areas remains as previously reported except for street parking, which is now available on 6th street.

Over the next few days, crews will continue to remove snow from priority areas to perimeter parking lots. Unfortunately, the Sherman Avenue and Georgia Avenue bookstore lots will be operating at about 80 percent capacity because of the large snow stockpiles being delivered there.

This is needed make interior roads, parking lots and walkways more accessible. The campus at present is significantly operational. The work planned through the weekend will provide greater parking capacity and improve accessibility to roads and buildings.

Sidewalks:

  • Main Quad – Sidewalks have been plowed to provide access across the quad and facilitate access to all buildings. (See below for status of building entrances)
  • 6th Street – Plowed at least on one side down to College Street.
  • College Street – Not Plowed
  • Bryant Street – Plowed from Georgia to 6th Street only.
  • W Street – Not plowed

Sidewalk access has been plowed from all residence halls to the main quad, however, not enough sidewalks have been plowed to facilitate free campus pedestrian movement.

The East Campus’ main access road has been plowed and the entrance to building cleared. Approximately 75 percent of parking is available.

The West Campus’s main entrance has been plowed but additional work is needed to make it easily accessible for cars. The parking lot can accommodate about 70 percent of designated spaces but the walkways cleared to the buildings are still very narrow and need to be widened.

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