What’s happening on and around campus:
This afternoon, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton shared word that West Campus in downtown Clayton will reopen tomorrow after today’s closure. Employees should report to work as scheduled. He also shared that normal operations are expected to continue heading into and following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Important information for faculty, staff, students:
Make sure all contact information in HRMS or WebSTAC is correct in case you need to be reached by email and/or text message. Bookmark this page. In the event of an emergency, important notifications will be posted at emergency.wustl.edu.
For students who are continuing to travel home for the Thanksgiving holiday, here is some important information:
- Lambert St. Louis International airport remains open. For complete and updated airport information, visit flystl.com/. The public transportation train system MetroLink is also running as scheduled. For updated public transportation information, visit metrostlouis.org.
- The university is providing a free airport shuttle Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 6 a.m.-3 p.m., departing every half hour on the half-hour from the Clocktower on the South 40.
- The university shuttle from the Clocktower to the Big Bend MetroLink station continues to run every 30 minutes and is scheduled to do so until 10 p.m today, Nov. 25. It will also be operational Saturday, Nov. 29, and Sunday, Nov. 30.
- A student-run business, “U-Shuttle,” continues to run shuttles to the airport from the South 40 and is scheduled to do so until 8 p.m. today, Nov. 25. The cost is $10/ride and tickets are available at u-shuttle.com.
- Taxis are available by calling County Cab at 314-993-TAXI (8294), Laclede Cab at 314-652-3456, or another local cab company. There is a taxi stand on Shepley Drive on the South 40.
Opportunities to engage:
If you wish to express yourself following the announcement, give some thought to how you can do so safely and thoughtfully. If you need support during this stressful time, reach out to available resources, an adviser or supervisor, a friend or a family member.
“Talking Circles” gatherings for Danforth faculty and staff who would like to discuss the decision and what it means for them personally and the St. Louis region began today and continue tomorrow Wednesday, Nov. 26, in the Danforth University Center, Room 276.
External sources for news:
For general information about what’s happening in the region, local media outlets such as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis American, St. Louis Public Radio, KMOV-TV, KSDK-TV, KTVI-TV and KMOX-AM are useful sources.