If it becomes necessary to cancel classes and/or work or to delay opening due to various types of emergencies including but not limited to inclement weather or man made and/or natural disasters, an announcement will be made on the following radio and television stations:
The decision to cancel classes and or to delay opening is based on a number of factors including the time and nature of a storm, road conditions and conditions on campus. The decision is made by Dr. Alene Graham or her designee after conferring with and receiving feedback from me and from members of the University and local public safety officials. The decision and announcement will be made as early as practical.
When a delayed opening is announced, faculty, students and staff should understand that this decision may only be a temporary one. You should continue to listen for later announcements. If the weather conditions worsen, the decision to close the University may then be made.
When the decision is made to delay the opening of the University, faculty, students and staff are expected to be on campus for work and scheduled classes at the time designated.
If snow begins during the day, all offices will remain open and classes will continue to meet until such time that a decision is made to close early.
Unless specific announcements are made extending cancellation of classes, and other academic programs or extra-curricular events, classes will resume the next regularly scheduled class day and the University will re-open at the beginning of the next morning shift or regular business day.
This does not apply to those members of the University Community who are considered essential staff personnel.
Note: In some emergency cases, the University's Critical Incidence Response Team (CIRT) will be activated and you will receive instructions based upon the emergency status.