Safety and weather news
Purdue University is launching a call center today (March 23) to answer questions that students, parents, faculty and staff may have about the impact of the COVID-19 disease on campus. The Purdue COVID-19 Information Center, 765-496-INFO (4636) or toll-free 1-833-571-1043, will be staffed by university employees 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and will offer timely answers to questions regarding housing, financial aid, academics and more. Hours are subject to change.
The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, has designated this week (March 15-21) as Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The goal for the week is to raise awareness about the hazards of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, and to provide resources to help people prepare for severe weather.
Purdue President Mitch Daniels and Provost Jay Akridge have announced additional measures in the university's response to Coronavirus outbreak.
Purdue University is suspending all university-sponsored student travel to international locations over the upcoming spring break period. This includes international study abroad and service-learning trips, as well as international travel planned by official Purdue student organizations.
The coronavirus outbreak is a major health concern, and we are deeply committed to your safety and wellbeing. The safety and health of our students is of the utmost importance and we will continue working to make the most prudent decisions in the timeliest manner.
Purdue University’s Public Health Emergency Planning Committee is actively monitoring the status of novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV). There are no cases reported on campus or in the state of Indiana at this time.
Purdue University will test its emergency notification system, including sirens, at 10 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 23).