Winter Weather

Snow and Ice
It is important to be aware of any weather situation and plan accordingly. Keep in mind that even treated snow and ice covered sidewalks and roads may remain slick and hazardous.  Cold temperatures make it difficult for the treatment to melt snow and ice. Residents are encouraged to stay on treated sidewalks and roads and avoid taking short cuts through snow and ice covered areas. In times of snow and ice, main campus will be cleared first and then housing areas.

Snow Shovel Check Out
Snow shovels are available at the Community Center, Housing and Residence Life central office, and residence halls’ front desks.  Residents may check out a shovel for use while they are on campus. Residents may not take the shovels with them to an off campus location. Shovels are the property of USI Housing and Residence Life.  Residents may check out one snow shovel at a time.  If a resident would like to check out a snow shovel they may do so with an HRL staff member.

Reporting Emergencies

  • The quickest, easiest way to obtain help for any emergency is to call Public Safety at 812-492-7777.
  • Stay calm and carefully explain the problem and location.

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Housing and Residence Life

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