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UND to reopen at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 16; weather monitoring continues

The University of North Dakota Main Campus in Grand Forks plans to reopen for normal operations two hours late, at 10 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 16, to allow campus and city crews time to prepare area roadways after several days of severe winter weather. A UND weather team will reconvene at 7 a.m., Friday morning to assess current conditions, and will update the campus community of any changes. If it’s not safe for you to travel, please notify your instructor or supervisor.

The graduate student commencement ceremony, which had been scheduled for Thursday (Dec. 15), has been postponed to 1 p.m., Friday (Dec. 16), in concert with the undergraduate ceremony already scheduled at that time. A second undergraduate ceremony, at 4 p.m., Friday, will take place as planned. All winter commencement events take place in the Chester Fritz Auditorium on campus.

If students eligible to graduate are unable to attend due to inclement weather, all ceremonies will be live-streamed at and UND’s Facebook page. The names of all graduates will be listed in the commencement program, which will be available to view on the commencement website. Check the commencement website for updates.

As always, before heading out, keep apprised of weather reports and heed any advisories, watches and warnings. The University will continue to monitor the changing weather situation and update the campus community and public, as necessary.