All buildings at the University of Texas at Austin were reopened Friday afternoon after a bomb threat earlier prompted a campus-wide evacuation, officials said.
The university grounds were cleared for reentry at noon, a campus police dispatcher told the Los Angeles Times.
"We are very confident the campus is safe," said university President William Powers Jr. at a broadcast news briefing. He said university officials had worked with local, state and federal officials to assess the situation.
Classes were canceled for the day, but other scheduled activities were expected to resume after 5 p.m., according to a posting on the university’s website.
The evacuation order was issued at 9:30 a.m. CDT via email and the campus website and a university evacuation plan followed without incident, a spokeswoman said. At least 51,000 students are enrolled at the school, but it was unclear how many were on campus at the time of the evacuation.