Inclement Weather Operations
The University will maintain normal operating hours during inclement weather unless a public notice is made to “close the University.” Notice will be given to the appropriate news media early on days of inclement weather. A skeleton force has been charged with coming to the University to perform required functions during inclement weather.
Should the University be “closed,” the operational status of the University will be given clearly regarding: total closure of the University; opening and closing of morning and evening classes; or classes cancelled, but staff report. All employees, except those designated in the skeleton force, shall be guided by the Personnel Policy and Procedure on Emergency Administrative Closings.
On days of inclement weather when the University is still open, employees may determine that travel may be too risky for them. If this be the case, they may take annual leave and notify their supervisor of their situation. Non-notification of the employee’s supervisor will result, except in extremely extenuating circumstances, in a day of leave without pay.
If you do not have access to the local media, you may obtain closing information by calling 425-4SNO(4766). DO NOT try to contact the Campus Police Department as this will tie up necessary emergency communication lines.
Campus Police shall make a reasonable effort to notify building occupants of the decision to close the University, or impending unsafe/risk situations, should the inclement weather occur during normal hours of operation. Personnel from Campus Police and Facilities Planning and Management will be utilized to make the notification.