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April 16, 2014

Classes canceled, normal operations suspended Wed., April 16


3:55 p.m.

The Auburn campus will resume normal operations tomorrow as of 5:30 am. Classes will be held as scheduled, and employees should report to work according to their regular schedules unless otherwise notified by their supervisor. Dining venues, campus buildings and other facilities will operate tomorrow on normal hours beginning at 5:30 am. The Auburn University Libraries will open at 7:45 am.

While law enforcement officials see no threat to campus from events of the past 24 hours, we continue to encourage students, faculty, staff and visitors to remain aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity by calling 911. Anyone with information about who may have left the threatening message is encouraged to call the Auburn Police Division at 334-501-3140 or anonymously at 334-246-1391. 

1:45 p.m.

University officials and local and federal law enforcement officers continue investigating a report of a threatening message about campus. Reports late yesterday of a suspicious person on campus and a photo circulating on social media that connected the threat to the anniversary of the Virginia Tech tragedy raised legitimate concerns among the campus community. Although Auburn Police officials expressed they don’t believe this alleged threat represents any danger, security was increased and the university remains closed to normal operations until tomorrow morning out of an abundance of caution. Our top concern is the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors. As always, we encourage everyone to be aware of their surroundings and immediately report any suspicious activity by calling 911. We will update the campus community later today. 

Please continue to monitor this page for updates.

10 a.m.

Campus dining hours for April 16:

Plains to Plate - 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Terrell - 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
Village View Dining Hall - 7 a.m.-1 a.m.
South Donahue C-Store - 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

9:10 a.m.

Statement from Auburn University regarding class cancellation

The Auburn University Department of Public Safety & Security and the Auburn Police learned of a threatening message posted in a campus restroom. While we have substantiated no immediate threat, we have canceled classes and suspended normal university operations today because the safety of our students, faculty and employees is our primary concern. Law enforcement officials are actively investigating and increasing security in and around campus. As more information becomes available, we will keep the Auburn family and community informed.

7:10 a.m.

Due to continued student and parent anxiety over the reported threat to campus, Auburn University will cancel classes and suspend normal university operations for the day on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Authorities do not have any additional information and do not believe the threat is credible at this time. Classes and normal operations will resume at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 17. 

Police presence has and will be increased in and around the campus of Auburn University today.  Please continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity or security concerns to Auburn Police at 911 (emergency) or 334-501-3100 (non-emergency).

Research Week activities are also canceled Wednesday. Research Week attendees will receive updated information on schedules based on their registration.


April 15, 2014
11:18 p.m.

Information regarding campus threat

The Auburn University Department of Public Safety & Security and the Auburn Police Division have been made aware of information being circulated regarding a threatening message posted in a campus restroom. While no immediate threat has been substantiated, police presence has and will be increased in and around the campus of Auburn University.   

This is a good reminder to always be vigilant about reporting security concerns and to make sure you are signed up to receive emergency notifications via AU ALERT (link on the Campus Life tab in AU Access). Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to immediately report suspicious activity to the Auburn Police Division at 334-501-3100or by calling 911.

Last Updated: Apr. 16, 2014

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