The University of St. Thomas will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 7, after closing on Monday because of the extremely cold weather.

Dr. Susan Huber, executive vice president and provost, made the Tuesday decision after reviewing weather forecasts and consulting with other universities. Many K-12 school schools will remain closed Tuesday because they do not want children waiting for buses in subzero weather.

“The temperature will rise throughout the day, and it makes sense for St. Thomas to get back to business and to resume January Term classes,” Huber said.

Monday’s closing affected about 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled for January Term classes at St. Thomas. Monday evening’s basketball games against Bethel were postponed to Jan. 13.