Emporia State University has postponed its residence hall move-in until Monday due to an approaching ice storm, university officials said.
A winter storm watch is in effect from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Sunday for 16 counties in southern Kansas, including the Emporia area. The watch statement forecasts up to an inch of ice accumulation.
Because the storm poses a threat for hazardous travel conditions and the potential for power outages, Emporia State students are instructed to begin moving into residents halls at noon Monday, university officials said in a news release.
Additional updates will be communicated via Emporia State e-mail and social media networks, including the ESU Residential Life Facebook page and Twitter account (@ESUResLife). Officials plan to provide updates by mid-afternoon Thursday and Friday.
For concerns or questions related to the move-in, call 620-341-5264 during university business hours. University offices will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.
Wednesday is the first day of classes at Emporia State.