Parker University Campus Updates
October 26, 12:27pm
Parker University and public clinics will reopen on Monday, October 28th. Patients please contact the clinics to schedule your appointment. Students, faculty, and staff, please visit MyParker by CLICKING HERE for detailed information regarding parking, class relocation, as well as information regarding an all-campus assembly at 8am on Monday morning. You may find more information on the FAQ page by CLICKING HERE.
October 23, 5:42pm
Parker University campus progress remained at a high pace and on schedule today. We are one day closer to opening our doors on Monday, October 28th and we remain on target.
Finalized information on specific class and office movements will be released tomorrow, if not sooner. Students, Faculty, and Staff are advised to continue monitoring email for this information.
We are happy to announce that we will also be keeping our favorite services running. For example, the Bookstore, the Café, the workout/weight room and ParkerFit will all be available on campus in either standard or temporary locations. For services that will not be immediately accessible on campus, we are researching alternate partnerships and locations.
An updated campus map highlighting these changes will also be available soon.
Parker University wouldn’t be this successful without the support of our students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and family. We are so appreciative for all of your thoughts and prayers. We will see you soon. #parkerstrong
October 22, 7:44am
Login access has been restored. This means that you can now access Blackboard, email (via both Outlook and Outlook.com), My.Parker.edu, and similar systems typically utilized by the school and clinics.
If you have individual issues, please contact ServiceDesk@parker.edu or HelpDesk@parker.edu, as normal. Please note that standard phone operations are still being restored, so using email is the best option, currently.
All non-essential personnel are to stay off-campus until the targeted date of Monday, October 28th for reopening. This includes Students, Faculty, Staff, Patients, and Guests.. This is for safety reasons as we clear debris and make updates to the campus for both returned and temporary class placements. We are so thankful for the warmth and support of the Parker family. It has made it possible for us to stay in communication and move quickly.
The Irving Clinic is operating at normal business hours.
Parker College Chiropractic Wellness Clinic – Irving
111 South Delaware Street, Irving, TX.
PH: 972-438-WELL (9355)
Updates will continue to be posted on this page regularly. Urgent system and text notifications will be used for major plan changes or confirmations from this point on.
Thank you again,
October 21, 3:23pm
The closure of Parker University’s campus, along with the Dallas Chiropractic and Massage Clinics, will be through Sunday, October 27.
Students, Faculty, Staff, Patients, and Guests should remain off campus during this time for safety reasons due to clean-up and initial rebuilding efforts.
The Irving-based Parker Chiropractic Clinic will remain open during this time.
Parker University leadership and teams are targeting Monday, October 28 for general re-opening, which will include on-ground classes. As mentioned earlier, temporary locations will be provided where needed and all involved will be alerted as information becomes finalized. Online, telephone, and other services will be restored throughout this week and notifications will be sent out regularly alongside updates to this page.
We thank you for your continued encouragement during this time. It warms our hearts to see the outreach and cheer that our supporters are offering. Parker University operation teams are working behind the scenes and we will open our physical doors as quickly as possible. As always, our path is to provide loving service for our students, alumni, faculty, staff, patients, guests, and prospective students.
Expect updates as we have them in the coming hours and days, including both interim progress alerts and how you can help where it most makes sense.
October 21, 11:30am – A message from Parker University’s president, William E. Morgan, DC
Dear Parker Family,
Last night, October 20, 2019, Parker University was directly hit by a tornado. While no one was injured, the main campus sustained enough damage to be closed for the next week and possibly longer.
While we have closed the campus due to safety concerns, we are preparing to have classroom space available in the very near future. Some of the classrooms may be temporarily off campus. Parker has a strong online presence and will increase the percentage of online classes and support systems as we repair our campus buildings.
Our staff will be working from home for the immediate future. Please stay in touch with your managers and keep the communication at a high level.
While much of the campus was damaged, our clinic sustained only minor damage. The Synapse Human Performance Center is totally intact. I expect those clinics to be operational within a week or two depending on when power is restored.
On my way home from the university last night, I was praying a prayer of thanksgiving to God. I was so grateful that this tornado hit us at a time when no students or faculty were on campus. Buildings can be rebuilt.
Please join me in giving thanks that no one was injured and that the damage was not more severe. Our Parker family is resilient and strong, so I know that you will be able to adapt to the changes we will experience over the next few weeks.
Continue to watch Parker.edu, the Parker University social media pages, and your text messages for updates as we have them.
May God bless you and protect you,
William E. Morgan, DC
October 21, 8:30am
To all Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Last night, one of the tornadoes that passed through Dallas blew over the Parker University campus. Exterior damage was done to buildings, trees, fences. The South building and Massage Therapy Clinic were damaged more than the others, including the roof and walls. No injuries have been reported.
At this time, all Students, Faculty, and Staff are to remain off campus for safety reasons. The Dallas Police Department is closing roads around different areas of Dallas to keep people safe and to manage traffic. Please heed all these cautions.
Parker University leadership and teams are working to restore normal operations as soon as possible. No classes or graduation cycles are in danger of being incomplete. At this time, Blackboard learning resources have been restored. Parker email services are also back online. However, if you fully logged out of the systems, the login servers to allow full access to those resources with a fresh login are still being updated and will be restored soon. Contingency plans are being developed as required for any temporary offsite learning and will be communicated as soon as possible.
Please remember to stay safe during these times and know that Parker University is absolutely still standing and supporting its members. Missing exterior portions, debris, fallen tree branches, and broken windows all look terrible, but do not constitute structural damage throughout the campus. Parker University will be back to normal operating standards rapidly and small setbacks will not stop the success of our students.
More updates will be made as systems continue to be restored and as plans are finalized.