The following procedures will be enacted if severe weather is in the area.
The UTC Police Department will monitor the National Weather Service forecast over both cable TV and Police Band Radio.
What is a Tornado Watch?
A tornado watch is issued when the weather conditions are such that a tornado could develop. Be prepared to take shelter.
What is a Tornado Warning?
A tornado warning means that a tornado or funnel cloud has been sighted in the area. Take shelter immediately!
Delays and Closings
In the event that the schedule is altered, every effort will be made to begin classes at a scheduled class starting time. If the announced start time does not coincide with a class start time, students and faculty should report to the class that would be in session at the announced opening time.
As soon as a decision is made, the Office of University Relations contacts the following local television stations:
- WDEF Channel 12 (Chattanooga Comcast Cable Channel 13)
- WDSI Channel 61 (Chattanooga Comcast Cable Channel 11)
- WRCB Channel 3 (Chattanooga Comcast Cable Channel 04)
- WTVC Channel 9 (Chattnaooga Comcast Cable Channel 10)
- WUTC, FM88.1 will also announce schedule changes.
For more information about The University's Severe Weather Policies please visit UTC University Relations.
The UTC Police Department, attempts to make every effort to keep our Faculty, Staff, and Students informed. For information regarding University Delays or Closings please visit the Closing Accommodations and Updates page. We urge everyone to also watch your local News Channels for this information.