Baldwin Wallace University Advisory

BW ADVISORY– Updated 01/30/19 at 8:30 a.m.

Due to extreme weather conditions, all Baldwin Wallace University classes for Wednesday, January 30, 2019 through 4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019 are CANCELED. Thursday evening classes will meet as scheduled.

All BW offices are closed Wednesday, January 30 thru noon Thursday, January 31 except for essential services. Employees in essential services--Safety & Security, B&G, Dining Services, and Residence Life-- should report as instructed by supervisors.

The Lou Higgins Recreation Center will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday, January 30 and noon to 11 p.m. Thursday, January 31 for drop-in recreation. There will be no access to the pool and all Group Fitness Classes are canceled.

Revised Dining Services hours of operation are as follows...

Wednesday 1/30:

  • Union Dining Hall: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Lang Dining Hall: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Cyber Cafe: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Union Convenience Store: 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Starbucks: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Colony Room and Smoothie Bar at Higgins CLOSED

Thursday 1/31:

  • Union and Lang resume normal schedule. 
  • Cyber Cafe: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Union Convenience Store: 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Starbucks: 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Colony Room and Smoothie Bar at Higgins CLOSED

Scheduled and confirmed catered events for Wednesday and Thursday will be delivered.

BW activities and events scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, 2019 through 4 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019 are also canceled or postponed with the FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS: Economic Insights Forum, Bach and the Romantics lecture and Nursing Admission interviews, which will proceed as scheduled. Students may not be required to attend these events.

The BW men's and women's basketball games against Ohio Northern, originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, have been postponed to Thursday, January 31.

As you make your way to, from and around campus over the next two days, please be prepared for extreme wind chills and dress appropriately for the weather.

BW will continue to update this page with new/additional information.

About BW's Emergency Alert System

Baldwin Wallace University employs a variety of communication tools to issue timely safety alerts and advisories to the students, faculty, staff and visitors on our campuses.

The campus community is informed through:

  • An advisory with timely information in situations such as a class cancellation due to weather or a campus power outage
  • An emergency alert with an urgent notification about a significant emergency or other situation affecting health and safety on campus.

When a situation warrants, the University will post the most detailed information available on this BW advisory page and will use a variety of communication tools to issue an advisory or alert including but not limited to:

  • Text messaging
  • Email
  • BW home page
  • MyBW
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Cleveland news media

During an ongoing emergency alert situation, please remember that it can take time to verify the facts and provide the campus with instructions and updates. Do NOT call 911 or the Department of Public Safety for general information. This website and the communication tools above will be used to provide new details as quickly as possible.

When a campus closure or class cancellation is under consideration, a team of University leaders weighs a variety of factors and will only cancel classes when absolutely necessary. Like most workplaces in Northeast Ohio, it's rare for BW to close for snow or other inclement weather. As you would for a commute to any job, please be prepared to allow extra time to get to your destination when weather or other conditions necessitate reduced speed and extra caution.

Advisory/Alert terms explained/defined:

  • "Morning classes” refers to all classes that begin before noon Monday through Friday.
  • "Afternoon classes" begin at or after noon Monday through Friday.
  • "Evening classes" begin after 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • If the "BW Campus is closed:"
    • essential services will be provided to residential students, but check this page for possible changes to dining services options/schedules
    • the campus will reopen at 6 a.m. the following day