NUI Galway has decided to remain closed this weekend.
The University released the following statement:
Due to safety concerns arising from the snow/ice, NUI Galway is to remain closed over the weekend. All events scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday are cancelled, including the Alumni Awards Gala and The Youth Academy.
The University expects to reopen on Monday 5th March.
Once Met Éireann lifts the red weather warning, the Buildings and Estates team will carry out safety assessments of the campus over the weekend. We will continue to monitor the weather conditions and the campus will be reopened once it is deemed safe to do so.
The University apologises for any inconvenience caused. However the safety of students, staff and visitors to the campus is paramount.
The 2018 Alumni Awards were to be presented at the 18th annual Alumni Awards Gala Banquet tomorrow in the Bailey Allen Hall located in Áras na Mac Léinn on campus.
The Alumni Awards recognise individual excellence and achievements among the University’s more than 90,000 graduates worldwide.