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Some KU office hours, services limited due to projected winter weather

Date posted: January 14, 2017 - 7:23am

Some University of Kansas offices and services will have limited hours Saturday and Sunday due to projected winter weather. Students, faculty and staff are advised to call or visit the websites of specific offices for the latest information.

KU student housing will remain open throughout the weekend. Students returning to Lawrence from winter break are encouraged to do so before the storm begins Saturday night, or to wait until the worst of the storm has passed later this weekend.

For information on specific university events scheduled tonight and this weekend, including KU Athletics events, please contact the event organizers.

All weather-essential personnel should report to work as scheduled throughout the weekend.

For updates, visit or follow @KUnews on Twitter.

The University of Kansas Lawrence Campus utilizes a range of tools to keep students, faculty, staff and visitors informed in the event of an emergency that could affect their health and safety. These tools include text messaging, public address speakers, e-mail, Twitter, and this page.

Students are now automatically subscribed to emergency text messages. Faculty and staff can click here to sign up for text messages. 

Alerts are sent when there is an immediate threat to the campus community and in situations requiring immediate action. The campus community may also receive e-mails about other types of incidents, such as when law enforcement is seeking assistance from members of the public who may have information about a crime.

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Sexual assault and harassment

Both KU Public Safety and the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access can investigate cases of sexual assault and harassment. 

In an emergency, dial 911. To reach Public Safety in non-emergency situations, call (785) 864-5900 or visit IOA can be contacted at (785) 864-6414​ or via

Law enforcement

KU's Public Safety Office maintains a 24-hour operation, employing commissioned law enforcement personnel, noncommissioned security officers and 911 dispatchers. Uniformed officers patrol the campus on foot, on Segways and in marked police cars. The department also monitors closed-circuit cameras located in parking lots and public areas throughout campus, including all major residence halls.​

The Lawrence Campus is
Emergency numbers

Police or Fire/Medical: Call 911

Public Safety Office:  (785) 864-5900

Watkins Health Services:  (785) 864-9500

Institutional Opportunity & Access: (785) 864-6414

Urgent care is an injury or illness that is not life threatening but requires immediate care. Contact Watkins Health Services at Watkins Memorial Health Center for on-campus urgent care services. 

Be prepared
Related information

Lawrence Campus Interactive Map

Emergency Management Plan

Environment, Health, and Safety

Annual Security Report

Cyber Security Report 

The annual security report about KU safety policies, crime statistics, and campus resources is available online at, or on paper by contacting the Office of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs, 133 Strong Hall, (785) 864-4060.

Douglas County Emergency Management