The Department of Integrated Marketing and Communications will notify the media if the University decides to close during unfavorable weather conditions. The University’s policy is to close only in the event of extreme weather conditions; decisions are made based on short- and long-term meteorological reports.
While our goal is to have as many people as possible on campus when we are open, the University realizes that some students and employees live a significant distance from campus. Consequently, the administration does not expect individuals to place themselves in a dangerous situation to get here. We encourage you to use your best judgment in deciding whether it is safe to drive when confronted with severe weather.
Snow closing advisories:
Integrated Marketing and Communications personnel will provide an advisory to the University community through the closing advisory phone line. If the University is closing, the system’s message will be changed to give the details of the closing.
Integrated Marketing and Communications uses a coded system to alert the media of a closing; this system is designed to prevent unauthorized personnel from calling the media. Closings will also be posted on the University’s home page by 6:30 a.m.
In the event inclement weather poses – for a limited period of time – an extraordinary risk to the safety of students and employees who drive to the university, the University will announce a “Delayed Opening”:
Employees whose functions are required earlier than the normal office opening time should consult their area vice president for instructions.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Director of Strategic Communications, Mike Scanlan at 216.397.1596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.