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Joliet campuses closed Friday USF tells staff

USF Encounter has learned that all Joliet campuses of the University of St. Francis will be closed Friday, Jan. 12 due to the impending inclement weather. All asynchronous classes will continue, and blended courses are expected remove instruction. All in-person are expected to provide an alternate assignment, or cancel instruction all together.

USF Encounter staff obtained a phone call sent to staff confirming the information. 

Staff received phone calls at 7 p.m. Thursday delivering the news. Students, at the time of reporting, have not received such a call.  

The University confirmed the information with a post on its Instagram page.

"Students are advised to check their email and Canvas for any additional information from their instructors," the post said.

The post also stated that only essential workers were to report to campus for work at their normally scheduled hours. Employees in Maintenance, Food Services, Housekeeping, Safety & Security, Technology and Residence Education departments are all considered essential.

This is the first “Emergency Day” for the University since 2022, when classes were cancelled on Feb. 2 due to a snowstorm, and later in March due to a power outage in Tower Hall.  

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.  

Last updated 1/11 at 7:55 P.M. A previous version of this story stated that all in-person classes would move to Zoom. That information was incorrect, and has been changed in the above article.

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