CENTRAL TEXAS (FOX 44) – Winter weather is here, and colleges around Central Texas have issued statements on their plans of operation.

Baylor University:

Baylor University will be holding classes through remote instruction and staff will telework this Tuesday and this Wednesday morning. Wednesday classes beginning at 12:20 p.m. will be held in person.

Baylor issued an update on Tuesday afternoon, saying remote instruction will be extended through Wednesday.

Baylor released another update on Wednesday afternoon, saying the National Weather Service has extended its Winter Storm Warning through 9 a.m. Thursday, February 2, for the Central Texas area. The university will extend holding classes by remote instruction and staff teleworking through noon on Thursday. Normal university operations will resume at this time. Classes beginning at 12:30 p.m. Thursday will be held in person.

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McLennan Community College:

McLennan Community College closed at 2:30 p.m. Monday due to inclement weather. The College will also be closed on Tuesday, January 31 for the entire day.

The College sent out an update on Tuesday afternoon saying things will remain closed through Wednesday, February 1.

Tarleton State University:

Tarleton issued a “Code Purple” on Monday. All Tarleton campus locations closed at 2 p.m. Monday, and remain closed throughout, Tuesday, January 31. Evening classes on Monday and all classes on Tuesday will be virtual.

Temple College:

Temple College issued a statement on Monday afternoon saying that due to continued inclement weather and expected ice on roads, and sidewalks –  and out of an abundance of concern for safety – that they are moving to online services and classes on Tuesday, January 31.

Temple College campus offices will be closed, but staff will be available for virtual services. All on-campus events are canceled.

Temple College is also canceling evening classes and events on Monday, January 30, and will have an early release beginning at 5 p.m. for all campus locations. 

The college sent out an update on Tuesday afternoon saying that due to continued weather conditions, campus closures are extending, plus classes and services will be online on Wednesday, February 1. Offices will be closed, but staff will be available to assist with virtual services. All on-campus events are canceled.

Texas A&M:

As of the morning of Tuesday, January 31, the Texas A&M University campus remains open and operations are not affected. The university says the road conditions in the Bryan-College Station area are wet, but not icy.

Commuters are urged to use caution on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses.

Texas A&M University released an update on Wednesday afternoon saying normal operations will resume on Thursday, February 2, at the main campus in Bryan-College Station.

TSTC in Waco:

All in-person evening classes at TSTC in Waco have been canceled for Monday, January 30. There will be no day or evening in-person classes on Tuesday, January 31.

Online classes will continue as scheduled, with business operations being done remotely.

TSTC released another update on Wednesday afternoon, saying the campus will delay opening until noon on Thursday, February 2. Before noon, all in-person classes will be canceled and all offices will be closed. Virtual learning will continue for students, and TSTC staff will remain available for virtual services.


Due to inclement weather conditions, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor closed at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 30. All Monday evening classes were canceled. Residential dining remained open until 7:15 p.m. and re-opened at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

On Tuesday, January 31, all campus offices are closed. All classes scheduled for Tuesday will meet on Zoom at their regularly scheduled time. Professors will notify students with details about individual classes.