Oklahoma State University
OSU Student Union temporarily closed as storm shelter PDF  | Print |
Friday, 11 June 2010 14:51

Due to extensive renovation and construction in Oklahoma State University’s Student Union, OSU and the City of Stillwater have temporarily removed the facility from the list of available public storm shelters. 

“Construction in the Student Union is making it impossible to accommodate people during severe storm events; there are simply too many hazards in what is now a construction site in the Student Union’s lower levels to allow people in those restricted areas,” according to Ron Hill, OSU Emergency Operations and Preparedness Manager.

The OSU Student Union is one of three public storm shelters in Stillwater.   The other two, which are also on the OSU campus, are Agriculture (Ag) Hall (southwest corner of Farm Road and Monroe) and Engineering South (located just southeast of the Edmon Low Library). They will remain open to the public as storm shelters. 

“OSU will continue to work with the City of Stillwater to try and identify other locations that could be used during this period.  OSU will also work to help inform the community on how to prepare and keep themselves safe during severe weather events,” said Hill. 

The Student Union is expected to reopen as a public storm shelter in the spring of 2012.