University prepared to close offices, cancel classes in severe weather conditions
The University’s Emergency Management Plan, adopted in 2001, is designed to help respond to events that could significantly disrupt operations on campus. One such event is severe weather, including major snowstorms or extreme cold.
In the event of severe weather that would create exceptionally hazardous conditions, University administrators could decide to cancel classes or close administrative offices. In extreme weather, students and employees may find out from three sources if classes or some offices are closed: by checking the University’s Web site at: http://www.uchicago.edu/, by calling (773) 834-SNOW or by listening for announcements on local radio and TV stations.
The University will never close entirely, because such functions as research and clinical activities as well as residential housing will continue to operate, regardless of weather conditions. Managers and supervisors will identify and inform those employees who should report even if classes are canceled and offices are closed. If those employees are unable to make it to work, they are required to contact their managers.
The Emergency Management Plan is on the Web at http://www.uchicago.edu/docs/emergency/plan.