VP Message- Supporting our students through this winter storm- February 17th

Dear DSA,

First of all, I hope you are all staying safe and as warm as possible.

As you know, the university will remain closed through Saturday due to this extreme weather event. I know you all are dealing with a variety of issues at home from little to no power to no water and dwindling food supplies. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you navigate this tough situation.

I want to express my deep gratitude to our essential workers in Housing and Dining who are once again stepping up in extreme circumstances to serve and support our students. 

We have about 1,800 students remaining on campus and our folks have gone above and beyond to be sure they are safe and fed.

There are some broken pipes and flooding in spots across campus but our colleagues in Facilities and our Housing staff are working around the clock to address those issues.

A huge thank you to our staff in the Pohl Recreation Center who also are dealing with a variety of issues caused by this winter storm.

Some other items to note:

  • As many of you have probably experienced, ITSS is dealing with a variety of problems as well. The UNT website is currently down and many other services are not reliable or unavailable. As such I know many of you won’t be reading this until next week.
  • Our COVID Hotline is still being checked as often as possible with the Contact Tracing Team available to assist students as needed.
  • Next week, Human Resources will send out time reporting instructions for this closure.

While we are dealing with some immense challenges both at home and the University, our division, and UNT are rising to the occasion to show that our caring community spirit is very much intact.


Take care of yourselves,

Elizabeth With Ed.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs