California State University, Long Beach will reopen on Fri., Jan. 22. Campus officials recommend that you check the university Web site at www.csulb.edu before leaving home in case weather conditions affect campus status.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Due to reports of severe storms expected later today and tomorrow, California State University, Long Beach will be closed for classes and business as of 3 p.m. today, January 20, 2010, continuing through tomorrow, Thursday. The determination to close the university was made because of the impact of flooding on campus and in surrounding areas in yesterday’s storm, very dangerous road conditions, and because more extreme weather is expected today and tomorrow. The campus will reopen on Friday.
The expectation is that all those able to leave by 3 p.m. today will do so, with managers requested to begin releasing employees as soon as possible. Those persons who are not able to leave by 3 p.m. due to carpool or other considerations will have the option of waiting in the Nugget, the Anatol Center or the hallway of the Academic Services building (next to the Beach Hut). Those who will be picked up by another driver are advised to be met by their rides at the South Turnaround near the McIntosh Humanities Building.
This closing will be designated an administrative/emergency leave for employees.
Please check the winter storm information located at the university home page for the university’s continuing status. This site will also provide links to campus and local traffic information, personal safety precautions related to severe winter, and updates provided by University Police and other campus safety personnel.
Thank you for your immediate attention.
F. King Alexander