UT classes to begin Wednesday as scheduled


The University of Texas said Sunday that classes would begin as scheduled Wednesday, but said students and families planning to come to the campus from areas affected by Tropical Storm Harvey should put safety first when making travel decisions.

“To students who have been impacted by Harvey, the university will provide guidance to faculty members so they can make academic accommodations,” UT officials said in a statement Sunday. “Your safety remains our highest priority, and we continue to urge all students, employees and visitors to be safe and travel outside only if needed.”

It said that flooding has not been an issue on campus.

“Waller Creek is only one-third full where it runs through campus,” the release says. “Our rainfall has not exceeded 5 inches, with wind gusts only causing minor tree damage.”

Students who live off campus and have any flooding issues in their homes should call Student Emergency Services at 512-471-5017.



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