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UNC-Chapel Hill continuing to monitor weather; regular schedule until further notice
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – March 5, 2015) – UNC-Chapel Hill officials are continuing to monitor forecasts calling for winter weather in the area later tonight.
Based on the current information available, the University will continue operating on a regular schedule – classes will be held; offices open (Condition 1) until further notice.
If changing conditions warrant, the University will make any announcement about a change in classes or work shifts later tonight to give students, faculty and staff as much lead time as possible for planning travel to and from class and work.
University officials continue to evaluate the safety implications for the campus community. Those efforts will include close coordination with Chapel Hill Transit regarding any potential changes to its operating schedule tonight or Friday.
Adverse Weather Background
Safety is the University’s number one priority when considering the impact of winter weather on campus operations. Please continue to check the University’s homepage, www.unc.edu, and official Twitter account (@UNC) for updates about University operations, along with the information sources listed below.
UNC uses three main adverse weather operating conditions: Condition 1 (open), Condition 2 (classes canceled; University has suspended non-mandatory operations; offices are open and non-mandatory employees should report to work if possible) or Condition 3 (classes canceled; offices closed).
Reports of state government closings do not apply to the University. The University generally announces adverse weather news on www.unc.edu, the campus information sources listed below, and through the Triangle and Triad area news media. Unless a change is announced, the University always operates under Condition 1 – regular schedule.
Employees (SPA and EPA non-faculty) are reminded of the University’s Adverse Weather Policy and Emergency Closing Policy (http://hr.unc.edu/for-faculty-staff/adverse-weather/). See the Adverse Weather Policy Clarification for Employees for more details. (http://www.alertcarolina.unc.edu/go/doc/1395/2092545/Adverse-Weather-Policy-Clarification-for-Employees)
Other information sources:
- Alert Carolina website, alertcarolina.unc.edu and informational emails and text messages (for Condition 3).
- (919) 843-1234. Adverse Weather and Emergency Phone Line for recorded information and announcements about campus operations.
- UNC Traveler’s Information System Radio, 1610 AM, near campus.
- UNC Department of Public Safety for details including parking lot conditions.
- Chapel Hill Transit inclement weather news and routes and schedules.
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Contact: Main office, 919-962-4515; Media-related inquiries, 919-445-8555 (24/7)