Southern Arkansas University

Inclement Weather Updates

Last updated: 1/18 – 2:45 p.m.

Campus Operations

Due to current road conditions and extreme temperatures, Southern Arkansas University offices are closed Thursday, January 18, and Friday, January 19. Offices will open on Monday, January 22.

Spring registration will begin on Monday, January 22.

Classes will also begin on Monday, January 22. Students will not be penalized for late work during the extended registration period (delayed and late add registration).

Mulerider basketball will host their games as scheduled on Thursday night in the W.T. Watson Athletic Center. If you plan to attend, please use extreme caution while traveling to the game.

Campus Services

  • Dining Services 
    • Cafeteria – Wednesday, January 17 through Sunday, January 21
      • Brunch – 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
      • Dinner – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Aramark Dining Services will resume normal operating hours on Monday, January 22.
  • University police will continue to patrol campus and may be reached at 870-235-4100.
  • Housing assistance is available for students as needed. Students will need to contact their building staff to report any specific needs.

Winter Weather Safety

Magnolia is currently experiencing extreme cold temperatures. Road conditions are still covered in ice, which will impact traveling conditions.

Please use caution when walking or driving on campus. Sidewalks may be icy.

Bridges and overpasses will refreeze overnight and could potentially result in black ice. Drive safely!

Safe driving tips:

  • Check the air in tires.
  • Defrost all windows and mirrors before leaving.
  • Take a blanket and bottle of water when you travel in winter weather.
  • Allow more stopping and following distance between vehicles.

Speed limits are for optimal driving conditions and should be reduced for adverse weather.

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