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Emergency News Updates


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

3:02 AM
As of 3 a.m. Cookeville Police continue to patrol area. Shortly after 2 a.m. Subject involved in assault was last seen north of Whitney and 7th St. Report any suspicious activity to police. About 2 a.m. Police began looking for a black male wearing dark clothing involved in an assault at the hospital. Subject is armed with a knife

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Campus Status Yellow for Friday, March 6

6:19 PM
Campus Status Yellow for Friday, March 6. Open on regular schedule, but students and employees should use their own judgment as to whether it is safe for them to travel to the campus. Students who choose not to attend class should contact their faculty members at the earliest opportunity and discuss making up any class assignments/exams missed. Employees will be charged leave according to policy. Please note a revision to the Yellow code regarding missed assignments and exams.

Campus status changed to Red, university closed

10:03 AM
Red: The campus is closed Thursday, March 5, except for emergency personnel. Emergency personnel include Campus Police, Facilities personnel, Dining Services personnel, Residential Life personnel and Health Services personnel. The Volpe Library is open until 4:30.

Campus Status: Delayed Opening at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5

5:09 AM
TTU classes before 11 a.m. are cancelled, Thursday, March 5. All classes after 11 a.m. are on schedule. Offices will open at 11 a.m. Students and employees should use their own judgment as to whether it is safe for them to travel to the campus. Emergency personnel reporting on time.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Campus status remains yellow for Thursday, Feb. 26

6:04 AM
The campus status remains yellow for Thursday, Feb. 26. Allow extra travel time to campus. Crews have been working since 11 p.m. last night to clear campus entrances, streets and sidewalks. Parking lots have some snow covering. The university is open on regular schedule, but students and employees should use their own judgment as to whether it is safe for them to travel to the campus. Student will not be penalized for missing class and will be allowed to make up any class assignments missed. Employees will be charged leave according to policy.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Campus Status: Yellow for Thursday, Feb. 26

11:27 PM
Campus Status: Yellow for Thursday, Feb. 26 Campus Status: Yellow – Open on regular schedule, but students and employees should use their own judgment as to whether it is safe for them to travel to the campus. Student will not be penalized for missing class and will be allowed to make up any class assignments missed. Employees will be charged leave according to policy. Description of each color code: Green – Open on regular schedule Yellow – Open on regular schedule, but students and employees should use their own judgment as to whether it is safe for them to travel to the campus. Student will not be penalized for missing class and will be allowed to make up any class assignments missed. Employees will be charged leave according to policy. Orange – No classes, but employees will report for work. Employees should use their own judgment as to whether it is safe for them to travel to campus. Employees will be charged leave according to policy. Red – The campus is closed except for emergency personnel. Emergency personnel include Campus Police, Facilities personnel, Dining Services personnel, Residential Life personnel, and Health Services personnel.

Emergency closing of campus for winter weather events

8:44 AM
The status of university operations will be designated and communicated via the webpage to the university community through a color coded days system. Description of each color code: • Green – Open on regular schedule • Yellow – Open on regular schedule, but students and employees should use their own judgment as to whether it is safe for them to travel to campus. Students will not be penalized for missing class and will be allowed to make up any class assignments missed. Employees will be charged leave according to policy. • Orange – No classes, but employees will report for work. Employees should use their own judgment as to whether it is safe for them to travel to campus. Employees will be charged leave according to policy. • Red – The campus is closed except for emergency personnel. Emergency personnel include campus police, Facilities personnel, Dining Services personnel, Residential Life personnel and Health Services personnel.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Campus Status Green

11:51 AM
TTU's Campus Status: Green Open on regular schedule for Monday, Feb. 23. We will work with colleges to make sure students are not penalized as a result of inclement weather closing of the University. Generally, each class has its own requirements and instructors determine the best way to help students catch up. Students who live in areas still under duress due to power outages and closed roads should contact their faculty members. Faculty and staff members who live in areas still under duress due to power outages and closed roads should contact their supervisors to discuss individual situations.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Campus Status Red for Thursday, Feb. 19, and Friday, Feb. 20

7:30 PM
Campus Status: Red Thursday, Feb. 19 and Friday, Feb. 20 The campus will be closed Thursday, Feb. 19, and Friday, Feb. 20, except for emergency personnel and other essential personnel as defined and requested by supervisors. Emergency personnel include Campus Police, Facilities personnel, Dining Services personnel, and Residential Life personnel. Dining Services will follow the following schedule: Thursday, Feb. 19 Cafeteria open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Swoops open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 Cafeteria open 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Swoops open 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Campus Status: Red for Feb. 18

6:47 AM
Campus Status Changed to Red TTU closed Wednesday, Feb. 18. Offices closed except for emergency personnel.
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