University extends class cancellations through Saturday
From Staff Reports
Published Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
In an update today, President Pablo Arenaz extended the cancellation of TAMIU classes through Saturday.
“Due to the continued unpredictability of power and water supplies for the area, classes have been canceled through Saturday, Feb. 20,” University President Pablo Arenaz wrote in an email to all employees and students on Wednesday afternoon. “All classes will resume normal schedule on Monday, Feb. 22.”
Throughout the Laredo region, students are experiencing continued power and internet outages due to the recent cold weather and Sunday night’s snow and freezing rain. Some have been without power for 48 hours or more, as of Wednesday morning.
“Employees should plan to return to work at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19,” the president concluded in the email.
Previously, TAMIU held a late opening policy on Monday and Tuesday, and then on Tuesday canceled all Wednesday and Thursday classes as well as closing campus for those two mid-week days.
“TAMIU community members are urged to monitor DustyALRT, the University’s emergency alert system, the University’s Uconnect portal, social media channels and local media for weather updates and additional notifications,” Arenaz wrote in his earlier emails.