Bundle Up! Tips for Braving the Cold
As temperatures are projected to dip into the single digits overnight, Texas Tech students should exercise caution and be smart when outside.
Written by Allison Matherly
Make sure to update your TechAlert! information to receive emergency notifications.
As temperatures are projected to dip into the single digits overnight, Texas Tech students should exercise caution and be smart when outside. Kelly Bennett, assistant professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, said there are ways to brave the cold.
- Allow for extra time to travel to class or work, especially if driving.
- Only healthy students should attempt to go to class in single-digit weather.
- Dress in as many layers as possible. Long johns and heavy materials are recommended.
- Avoid linen and leather shoes. Synthetic boots are best.
- Bring extra socks in case they get wet.
- Avoid cold beverages. Drink coffee, hot tea, etc.
- Use your head, and cover it too. Wear a hat, ear muffs or head wrap. Try to cover your neck and face with scarves.
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- More than 17,000 students, faculty and staff have opted in to receive text message alerts.
- As of the last TechAlert! message, more than 40,600 voice and 35,400 email messages were sent.
If you have not already done so this semester, update cell phone, home phone or text message information at www.ttu.edu/emergency. Up to four phone numbers can be entered, with TTY/TDD for hearing impaired and text messaging options.