Houston Weather Alert

Hurricane Harvey

9-11-17 12:30 p.m. — The TWU Houston campus will resume normal operating hours from 5 a.m. to midnight daily beginning Monday, September 11. Please keep in mind some areas within and outside of Houston may still be under governmentally-mandated curfews. Students residing in those areas should be mindful of the restrictions and time their coming and going to campus within the curfew hours. 

9-3-17 9 p.m. — We are moving forward with opening the campus Tuesday, September 5. However, due to the City of Houston’s ongoing curfew, the building will operate on a modified schedule for the first week, opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 10 p.m.  Students will follow a normal Tuesday class schedule September 5, unless you are contacted by your Program Directors or individual faculty members.

Read the Chancellor's Sept. 3rd Houston Update Message.

If you would like to help our Houston family affected by Hurricane Harvey, you may contribute to the student emergency fund or the employee emergency fund. 

We have put together a resource page for our students, faculty, and staff that addresses such issues as late registration, withdrawal, faculty support, payroll, and assistance program funds. We also have put together a Houston Human Resources Information page to address possible HR and benefits questions you may have. In addition, we've put together a Hurricane Harvey Volunteering page for those wishing to help. 

8-31-17 7 p.m. -  We remain optimistic about opening the Houston building and holding the first day of classes on Tuesday, Sept. 5. However, as we continue to receive updates, we must consider not only the weather, but road conditions, transportation infrastructure, and the facility itself. We also need to take into account the greater needs of our students, faculty and staff. Therefore, please look for an update on this by 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3.

We have put together a resource page for our students, faculty, and staff that addresses such issues as late registration, withdrawal, faculty support, payroll, and assistance program funds. We also have put together a Houston Human Resources Information page to address possible HR and benefits questions you may have. 

Read the Chancellor's Aug. 31st Houston Update Message

8-28-17, 5 p.m. - 

Due to the widespread impact that Tropical Storm Harvey is having in and around Houston, Texas Woman’s University will remain closed through Monday, Sept. 4, to allow our students, faculty and staff time to begin coping with the damage that may have occurred at their homes or their family’s homes.

We have extended late registration until Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Over the next few days, we will continue to assess and develop solutions for enrollment, academics and operational issues. We will provide an additional update by 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31.

Please know that the entire Texas Woman's community is praying and thinking about our TWU Houston family and the entire Houston community. Stay safe.

Please continue to monitor this webpage for additional updates related to Texas Woman’s University Houston campus and Tropical Storm Harvey. 

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Read Message from the Chancellor.

 

8-27-17, 10 a.m. - Texas Woman's University’s Houston campus will remained closed through Tuesday, August 29. TWU Office of Emergency Management continues to work with the National Weather Service regarding the impact of Hurricane Harvey to the Houston area. Because our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff, the TWU leadership team has made the decision to postpone the first two days of classes. A decision on further closures for the week will be made by Monday, August 28, at 5 p.m. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with our families and friends in Houston.

Please continue to check this website for updates. 

8-26-17, 12 p.m.Texas Woman's University remains closed through Sunday, August 27. All campus activities have been cancelled.

The safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff are our greatest concern. The TWU Office of Emergency Management continues to work with the National Weather Service on monitoring the impact of the storm to the Houston area and will make a decision on further campus closures by the afternoon of Sunday, August 27.

Please continue to check this website for updates.

FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT TO LIFE:

Students and families planning to travel to Denton from areas being impacted by Hurricane Harvey should prioritize their own safety as they make travel decisions. For those who are unable to get to campus in time for classes because of weather, the University will work to accommodate their needs both in the residence halls and in the classroom.

We also understand that many students have loved ones in the path of the storm about whom they are concerned; although it is natural to want to ensure their safety, we encourage you to put your own safety first and avoid travel to affected areas. Those who need emotional support over the weekend or after normal business hours may call the TWU Denton Campus Department of Public Safety at 940.898.2911 and request to speak with the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on call therapist. Beginning Monday, August 28, CAPS will be open Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and may be contacted at 940.898.3801 for an appointment.

The University will provide pertinent updates and information on the TWU website http://www.twu.edu/. Students may contact the Office of Student Life (940.898.3615) for questions or concerns not addressed on the website. Because the health and safety of our students is our primary concern, TWU campus administration, faculty and staff will continue to do what we can to ensure the safety of our campus community. 

 

8-25-17, 2:05 p.m.Texas Woman's University is closed until Sunday, August 27. All campus activities, including Saturday's orientation, have been cancelled.

The safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff are our greatest concern. The TWU Office of Emergency Management continues to work with the National Weather Service on monitoring the impact of the storm to the Houston area and will make a decision on further campus closures by the afternoon of Sunday, August 27.

Please continue to check this website for updates regarding the TWU Houston campus during the storm. 

 

8-24-17, 2:30 p.m. - Texas Woman's University is closing the Houston campus at 12 p.m., Friday, August 25, through Sunday, August 27. Both the morning and afternoon new student orientations scheduled for Friday and Saturday, and all other campus activities scheduled after 12 p.m. have been cancelled.

The safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff are our greatest concern. The TWU Office of Emergency Management will continue to work with the National Weather Service on monitoring the impact of the storm to the Houston area and will make a decision on further campus closures by the afternoon of Sunday, August 27.

Please continue to check this website for updates.

 

8-23-17, 2 p.m. - TWU Office of Emergency Management is working with the National Weather Service in tracking Tropical Depression Harvey.

A tropical storm and storm surge watch has been issued for the Houston area. A tropical storm watch means life threatening conditions are possible within the Houston area within the next 48 hours.

Updates related to the TWU Houston campus and campus related activities will be posted here as they become available. Please continue to use this website for weather-related information as it pertains to the Texas Woman's University Houston campus.

Now is the time to make personal preparations.

Steps you can take:

  • Have what you need: Ensure you have at least three days' worth of food,water and supplies for everyone in your household.
    • This includes prescription medication to get you through this period in case pharmacies and doctors' offices are closed.
    • If you have seniors, children, pets or other special circumstances, make sure their individual needs are met.
    • Download a copy of the Disaster Preparedness Guide for Houston at houstonoem.org for a checklist of things you should have on hand.
  • Know your level of risk. Tropical weather systems can bring heavy rain and strong winds. Check to see your area's risk of flooding by visiting the Harris County Flood Education Mapping Tool at harriscountyfemt.org.
  • Plan to Communicate: Develop a family communication plan, so that you know who to check in with after a storm. Visit ready.gov for information on how to do this.
    • Ensure your information for Pioneer Alert is current. Visit the TWU Portal for information.
  • Stay Aware: Monitor current conditions with the National Weather Service at weather.gov/houston, and the National Hurricane Center at hurricanes.gov.
    • Also, purchase a battery-powered or hand-crank NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed, even when the power goes out.
    • Stay informed about power restoration in your area. If applicable, sign up for CenterPoint Energy's Power Alert Service.
  • Check on your Neighbors: Work with your neighbors ahead of time to plan for heavy rain and strong winds. Remember that neighborhoods that plan together recover faster.

Where to Get More Information

During these types of situations, rumors and misinformation can be everywhere. That's why it is important to seek out official information from trusted sources. This includes:

For TWU information:

For Local or Weather Information:

Television and Radio Stations

Campus closure information will also be provided to television and radio stations.

  • KHOU (Ch. 11)
  • FOX 26 (Ch. 26)
  • ABC 13 (Ch. 13)
  • KPRC (Ch. 2)
  • KTRH (740 AM)
  • KPRC (950 AM)