NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Classes at Stephen F. Austin State University will resume and offices will reopen at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. The SFA Charter School and Early Childhood Laboratory also will open at 11 a.m.
According to Dr. Scott Gordon, SFA president, the decision to cancel early morning classes was made with the safety of faculty, staff members and students in mind.
“A later opening should allow time for temperatures to rise above freezing and melt any ice on the roadways,” he said.
The university asks that faculty, staff and students exercise extreme caution if traveling overnight or early in the morning. The National Weather Service is forecasting widespread freezing fog that will cover the roadways with a layer of ice, and roads that are still wet will freeze during the overnight hours. Temperatures will drop to the mid-20s and not reach above freezing until approximately 9 a.m Tuesday.
SFA’s Physical Plant has applied gravel to the bridges on campus, and high-traffic walkways and building entrances have been treated with ice-melting substances to assist in keeping the campus safe.
For more information, contact the University Police Department at (936) 468-2608.