UNC will close at 6 p.m. tonight until at least 10 a.m. Friday

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UNC-Chapel Hill will close at 6 p.m. tonight until at least 10 a.m. Friday

 

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – March 5, 2015) – Due to the latest weather forecasts and a National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory calling for snow, sleet and freezing rain during rush-hour traffic along with ice accumulation and below-freezing temperatures tonight and tomorrow, UNC-Chapel Hill will close starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, until at least 10 a.m. on Friday, March 6.

 

Classes will be canceled; offices will be closed. (Condition 3)

 

The University currently plans to reopen at 10 a.m. on Friday. Classes will be held; offices will be open. (Condition 1)

 

For Students and Faculty

All classes, including night classes, will be canceled between 6 p.m. tonight and 10 a.m. Friday, March 6. Arrangements to make up missed classes are at the discretion of the faculty member. (Condition 3)

 

Classes will resume starting at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6, on a regular schedule. (Condition 1)

 

For Employees

All University offices, including those operating night (second and third) shifts, will close starting at 6 p.m. (Condition 3) Severe weather essential (mandatory) employees are required to report to work as directed by their management. Non-mandatory employees must not report to work. Under state Emergency Closing policy, non-mandatory employees will not have to use personal leave when Condition 3 is in effect.

 

Offices will reopen starting at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6, on a regular schedule. (Condition 1)

 

Friday Operations

The University is committed to announcing a change in classes or work shifts as far in advance as possible to give students, faculty and staff as much lead time as possible for planning travel to and from class and work.

 

If the plans to reopen on Friday at 10 a.m. change due to actual conditions, the University will make another announcement no later than 8 a.m.

 

Adverse Weather Background

Safety is the University’s number one priority when considering the impact of winter weather on campus operations. The operating plans of Chapel Hill Transit are also a critical factor in that decision-making process. 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

 

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Contact:  Main office, 919-962-4515; Media-related inquiries, 919-445-8555 (24/7)

 

UNC continuing to monitor weather; regular schedule until further notice

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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:

 

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Contact:  Main office, 919-962-4515; Media-related inquiries, 919-445-8555 (24/7)

 

UNC will extend closure until 1 p.m., then reopen on regular schedule

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UNC-Chapel Hill will extend closure until 1 p.m., then reopen on regular schedule

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 27, 2015) – Due to safety considerations, UNC-Chapel Hill will extend its closed status Friday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. before reopening on a regular schedule.

 

Starting at 1 p.m., classes will be held and offices will be open. (Condition 1)

 

Today’s decision was based on a variety of safety factors including the expected time temperatures will rise above the freezing mark later this morning. That timing affects Chapel Hill Transit, which is resuming limited service this morning, and campus ground crews who will continue their hard work since Thursday to clear and treat sidewalks to make them as safe as possible for pedestrians.

 

For Students and Faculty

Classes will resume on the regular schedule starting at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Classes scheduled prior to 1 p.m. remain canceled. Arrangements to make up missed classes are at the discretion of the faculty member. (Condition 1)

 

For Employees

University offices will remain closed between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. (Condition 3) Severe weather essential (mandatory) employees are required to report to work as directed by their management. Non-mandatory employees must not report to work before 1 p.m. Under state Emergency Closing policy, non-mandatory employees will not have to use personal leave when Condition 3 is in effect.

 

Starting at 1 p.m., offices will reopen on a regular schedule. (Condition 1)

 

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)

 

Chapel Hill Transit Service

Chapel Hill Transit has announced plans to resume limited service this morning. For details about availability, including park-and-ride lots, refer to http://www.ci.chapel-hill.nc.us/Home/Components/News/News/8470/22?backlist=%2f.

 

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. The University is committed to announcing any decision to change operations promptly to give students, faculty and staff as much lead time as possible for planning travel to class and work.

 

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.

 

Other Information Sources

 

 

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Contact:  Communications and Public Affairs, (919) 962-2091 (main office number); 216-2584 (on-call pager)

UNC will remain closed until at least 10 a.m. Friday

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UNC will remain closed until at least 10 a.m. Friday

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 26, 2015) – Due to ongoing hazardous conditions, UNC-Chapel Hill will remain closed for the rest of Thursday, Feb. 26.  All classes will be canceled; offices will be closed.

 

Condition 3 (classes canceled, offices closed) will remain in effect until at least 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. The University will announce a decision about operations for the rest of the day based on current conditions and safety factors by early Friday morning. Those factors include the plans of Chapel Hill Transit, which is not operating today.

 

For Students and Faculty

All classes, including night classes, will be canceled Thursday, Feb. 26. Arrangements to make up missed classes are at the discretion of the faculty member. (Condition 3)

 

For Employees

All University offices, including those operating night (second and third) shifts, will remain closed on Thursday, Feb. 26. (Condition 3) Severe weather essential (mandatory) employees are required to report to work as directed by their management. Non-mandatory employees must not report to work. Under state Emergency Closing policy, non-mandatory employees will not have to use personal leave when Condition 3 is in effect.

 

Operations on Friday

University officials will continue to closely monitor weather and travel conditions, as well as the operating plans of Chapel Hill Transit. 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. The University is committed to announcing any decision to change operations promptly to give students, faculty and staff as much lead time as possible for planning travel to class and work.

 

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)

 

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.

 

Other Information Sources

 

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Contact:  Communications and Public Affairs, (919) 962-2091 (main office number); 216-2584 (on-call pager)

UNC classes canceled, offices closed starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday

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UNC-Chapel Hill classes canceled, offices closed starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 25, 2015) – Due to National Weather Service predictions of significant snowfall starting early tonight, UNC-Chapel Hill will cancel classes, including night classes, and close offices, including night shifts, starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

 

Condition 3 (classes canceled, offices closed) will be in effect until at least noon on Thursday, Feb. 26. The University plans to announce a decision about Thursday afternoon operations based on actual conditions no later than 10 a.m. tomorrow.

 

 

For Students and Faculty

Classes, including night classes, will be canceled starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Arrangements to make up missed classes are at the discretion of the faculty member. (Condition 3)

 

For Employees

All University offices, including those operating night shifts, will be closed starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. (Condition 3) Severe weather essential (mandatory) employees are required to report to work as directed by their management. Non-mandatory employees must not report to work. Under state Emergency Closing policy, non-mandatory employees will not have to use personal leave when Condition 3 is in effect.

 

Operations on Thursday and Friday

University officials will continue to closely monitor weather and travel conditions, as well as the operating plans of Chapel Hill Transit. 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. The University is committed to announcing any decision to change operations promptly to give students, faculty and staff as much lead time as possible for planning travel to class and work.

 

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)

 

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.

 

 

Other Information Sources

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Contact:  Communications and Public Affairs, (919) 962-2091 (main office number); 216-2584 (on-call pager)

 

UNC-Chapel Hill classes remain canceled, now offices closed until 10 a.m. Wednesday

For immediate use

 

UNC-Chapel Hill classes remain canceled, now offices closed until 10 a.m. Wednesday

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 25, 2015) – Due to hazardous conditions caused by overnight refreezing and black ice on roads, UNC-Chapel Hill is retaining the cancellation of classes and closing offices until 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25.

 

Condition 3 (classes canceled, offices closed) now will be in effect from midnight until 10 a.m.

 

At that time, the University will reopen on a regular schedule. Classes will be held. Offices will be open. (Condition 1)

 

For Students and Faculty

Class cancellations remain in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Arrangements to make up missed classes are at the discretion of the faculty member. (Condition 3)

 

The regular class schedule will resume at 10 a.m. (Condition 1)

 

For Employees

All University offices, including those operating night shifts, will be closed from midnight until 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. (Condition 3) Severe weather essential (mandatory) employees are required to report to work as directed by their management. Under state Emergency Closing policy, non-mandatory employees will not have to use personal leave when Condition 3 is in effect.

Offices will fully reopen on a regular schedule at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25. (Condition 1).

 

 

Operations on Thursday

Due to forecasts of new winter weather including snow starting overnight, University officials will continue to closely monitor weather and travel conditions, as well as the operating plans of Chapel Hill Transit. 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. The University is committed to announcing any final decision to change operations promptly to give students, faculty and staff as much lead time as possible for planning travel to class and work.

 

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)

 

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.

 

Other Information Sources

 

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Contact:  Communications and Public Affairs, (919) 962-2091 (main office number); 216-2584 (on-call pager)

Analysis finds UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care Medical Center contribute over $7 billion to North Carolina economy

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Analysis finds UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care Medical Center contribute
over $7 billion to North Carolina economy

 Study finds UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Medical Center are a major driver of the state’s growth

 

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 18, 2015)— A new study analyzing the economic impact of UNC System institutions reveals the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care Medical Center together added $7.1 billion to North Carolina’s economy in fiscal year 2013 – an amount representing nearly 100,000 jobs in the state.

 

The analysis is part of a larger study conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) on the impact of all institutions of higher education in North Carolina. Its findings, which include the impact of UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care Medical Center, were released today (Feb. 18).

 

The two institutions send ripples of spending through North Carolina’s economy and stimulate additional economic activity through the purchase of goods and services by salaried employees, the procurement of new equipment and supplies needed for state-of-the-art research and clinical activities, and the influx of money from the students and visitors the University attracts each year.

 

Additional economic impact comes also from the infusion of income and jobs into the economy from University construction, new inventions and patents, the creation of startup businesses, and the long-term benefit brought by UNC-Chapel Hill’s highly skilled alumni, many of whom work in the state.

 

“This study illustrates how critical UNC-Chapel Hill and the UNC Health Care Medical Center are to the prosperity of our state,” said UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt. “All the UNC system universities provide tremendous value in different ways, and we all have wonderful stories to tell. This analysis underscores the large economic benefit that comes to our state from having great universities.”

 

UNC Health Care Medical Center, with 805 inpatient beds and nearly 1.4 million clinical visits, provided state-of-the-art care to more than 37,000 North Carolina residents during the measured year. The salaries and purchases of UNC Health Care Medical Center added $2 billion to the state’s economy, representing 24,000 additional full-time jobs.

 

“At a time when North Carolina’s health care needs are rising and the number of physicians is plummeting, our economic impact cannot be underestimated,” said William L. Roper, MD, MPH, Dean, UNC School of Medicine and CEO, UNC Health Care System. “Because of UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine, patients across the state can connect with world-class treatment, education and research. As the state’s flagship health care system, we are ensuring a brighter future for all of our communities across all of our state.”

 

The $7.1 billion added to North Carolina’s economy in fiscal year 2013 can be attributed to the economic impact from the University ($5.1 billion) and the UNC Medical Center ($2 billion). The University’s contributions include: operations ($1 billion), research ($992.5 million), construction ($56.5 million), start-ups that license University technology ($179 million), students ($54.9 million), visitors ($130 million) and alumni ($2.6 billion).

 

The EMSI analysis also documented the economic impact of the University’s culture of research, innovation and entrepreneurship. More than 150 North Carolina businesses got their start at UNC-Chapel Hill. Today, they employ nearly 8,000 people in the state and 35,000 worldwide. The study found these businesses provide a nearly $1.6 billion boost to the state’s economy annually – an amount representing an additional 15,111 jobs. Spinouts that license technology from UNC-Chapel Hill accounted for $179 million of the total, while businesses like Quintiles Transnational that emerged without technology licenses from the work of University faculty or students made up the remaining $1.4 billion.

 

“These numbers demonstrate the value of creating a culture of entrepreneurship, investing in research, and supporting new technology and startup businesses,” said Judith Cone, the chancellor’s advisor for innovation and entrepreneurship and UNC-Chapel Hill’s interim vice chancellor for commercialization and economic development.

 

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty secured more than $790 million in new research contracts and grants in fiscal year 2013, up nearly $15 million from the previous year, and Chancellor Folt recently announced the creation of a new venture fund to help early stage startups overcome funding gaps and translate research into business opportunities.

 

UNC General Administration commissioned the analysis on behalf of all UNC system universities and their medical centers. It is part of the first large-scale study of how North Carolina’s institutions of higher education add value to the state’s economy. EMSI used a conservative methodology to demonstrate the impact of state universities, computing the value of alternative uses of funds being spent on university operations and subtracting that from total institutional impact. The result is an accounting of the unique and added economic benefits attributable to investments in higher education.

 

EMSI is an economic modeling firm that turns labor market data into useful information that reveals the connection between major enterprises, the economy, people and employment. The UNC system report can be found at http://www.northcarolina.edu/economic-impact-2015.

 

 

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Contact: Don Hobart, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, (919) 843-0052, hobart@email.unc.edu

UNC classes remain canceled, offices closed until 11 a.m. Wednesday

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UNC Classes remain canceled, offices closed until 11 a.m. Wednesday
Classes resume, offices open at 11 a.m. Wednesday

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 18, 2015) – UNC classes will remain cancelled from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. The normal class schedule will resume at 11 a.m.  Offices are closed until 11 a.m.  Offices will fully reopen on a regular schedule at 11 a.m. on Wednesday

 

For Students and Faculty

Classes will remain cancelled from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Classes prior to 11 a.m. Wednesday will not be held. Arrangements to make up missed classes are at the discretion of the faculty member. (Condition 3)

The normal class schedule will resume at 11 a.m. (Condition 1)

For Employees

Offices are closed (Condition 3) until 11 a.m.

Offices will fully reopen on a regular schedule at 11 a.m. on Wednesday (Condition 1).

Factors Leading to Today’s Decision:

  • Limited Chapel Hill Transit service for early morning routes.
  • Continuing hazardous conditions on secondary roads.
  • Significant refreezing on campus sidewalks and parking lots.

Please continue to check the University’s homepage, www.unc.edu, for updates about University operations, along with the information sources listed below.

Employees (SPA and EPA non-faculty) are reminded of the University’s Adverse Weather Policy. See the Adverse Weather Policy Clarification for Employees for additional information.

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 news media. Unless a change is announced, the University always operates under Condition 1 – regular schedule.

Other Information Sources

  • Alert Carolina website, alertcarolina.unc.edu, and Alert Carolina informational emails.
  • (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:  Communications and Public Affairs, (919) 962-2091 (main office number); 216-2584 (on-call pager)

UNC classes are canceled, offices closed Tuesday until 8 a.m. Wednesday

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UNC-Chapel Hill classes are canceled, offices closed Tuesday until 8 a.m. Wednesday

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 17, 2015) – Due to ongoing winter weather and hazardous travel conditions, the University is closed until 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

The University has activated Condition 3 in its list of adverse weather operating conditions.

 

For Students and Faculty

All classes, including night classes, are cancelled on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, until 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Classes prior to 8 a.m. Wednesday will not be held. Arrangements to make up missed classes are at the discretion of the faculty member. (Condition 3)

 

For Employees

All University offices are closed, including night shifts, effective starting at 7 a.m. today until 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Severe weather essential employees are required to report to work as directed by their management. All other employees are directed not to report to work while the University is closed. Under state policy, these employees will not have to use personal leave when Condition 3 is in effect. (Condition 3)

 

Factors Leading to Today’s Decision

University officials have continued to monitor closely the impact of the winter storm on campus operations.  Factors leading to this morning’s decision included the following:

  • Ongoing dangerous road and travel conditions, including expected refreezing on roads overnight.
  • Chapel Hill Transit buses are not currently running.
  • The N.C. Department of Transportation and other state government agencies are recommending against non-essential travel.
  • Hazardous conditions for pedestrians on campus.

 

The University currently plans to resume normal operations at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (Condition 1). Please continue to check the University’s homepage, www.unc.edu, for updates about University operations, along with the information sources listed below.

 

Employees (SPA and EPA non-faculty) are reminded of the University’s Adverse Weather Policy. See the Adverse Weather Policy Clarification for Employees for additional information.

 

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 news media. Unless a change is announced, the University always operates under Condition 1 – regular schedule.

 

Other Information Sources

  • Alert Carolina website, alertcarolina.unc.edu, and Alert Carolina informational emails.
  • (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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Media Advisory – Instructions for media covering Dean Smith Celebration on Feb. 22 at Smith Center

Media Advisory

Not for publication

 

Instructions for media covering Dean Smith Celebration on Feb. 22 at Smith Center

2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22
Dean E. Smith Center, Skipper Bowles Drive
UNC-Chapel Hill

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 16, 2015) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will remember Coach Dean Smith and celebrate his life at a public memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in the Smith Center. UNC-TV will provide pool video and audio feeds to TV and radio stations covering the service. The program will feature remarks from several of Coach Smith’s lettermen, close friends and coaching colleagues. Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Woody Durham, former Tar Heel sports announcer, will moderate the event. There also will be video tributes, special performances by Carolina musical groups and the UNC-Chapel Hill Band.

 

To secure parking, credentials and seating at the Celebration, media representatives should RSVP no later than noon on Thursday, Feb. 19. Contact Helen Buchanan (helenb@unc.edu; 919-962-2092) in the Communications and Public Affairs office. Parking passes will emailed. Credentials may be picked up at the media table at Gate B beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 22. (Media covering the Feb. 21 men’s basketball game may also pick up credentials from Karen Moon in the press room before the game.)

 

Pool coverage:

Media will not be allowed to bring video cameras inside the Smith Center.
UNC-TV will provide a switched video and audio feed via satellite from a multi-camera crew in the Smith Center that will cover the entire service so stations will have the ability to broadcast the event live. Electronic media representatives can take video and audio feeds from a distribution set-up in a tent near the front row of the Williamson lot. The feed will be 1080i via HD-SDI.

 

Satellite details: This is an HD 1080i digital transmission. Transmission standard:  DVB-S QPSK MPEG-2. AMC-16 located at 85 degrees west. Transponder: K24 slot B18. KU band. Downlink: 12189.0 Mhz. L band: 1439 Mhz. Polarity: horizontal. Symbol rate: 14.028723 MSps. FEC 3/4. The feed will not be closed captioned. Trouble numbers: 919-485-3346 or 919-549-7249. The test window will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 

At the Smith Center

Parking: Television satellite trucks will be issued credentials to park in the Williamson lot, which is located across the street from the Smith Center. All other media will be issued passes to park in the Bowles lot. Stations wishing to go live may do so from the Williamson parking lot.

 

Media check in: Media representatives should check in with the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at a table just inside of Entrance B. Doors will be open to the media at 12:30 p.m. Please be prepared to present a photo ID.

 

Photography: Still photographers may photograph the service only from designated areas located in sections 101, 107 and 133. (For planning purposes, that is about a 180-foot throw from the stage.) Approximately an hour after the conclusion of the ceremony, UNC Department of Athletics Director of Photography Jeffrey Camarati will provide pool photographs taken from behind the stage via a DropBox link.

 

Entry and seating: All media should enter through Entrance B and check in at the media table located just inside the door. Seats in section 111 will be reserved for credentialed reporters. Working media must be seated by 1:45 p.m.

 

Access to work space: Media are welcome to work in the in the Smith Center press room, which is located on the first floor, or at tables in the first-floor hallway near the visiting team locker room. To access these areas, media must use the elevator or stairs at Entrance D.

 

Other details: The service will be carried live on GoHeels.com, ESPN3 and on the UNC Athletics YouTube channel.

 

Communications and Public Affairs contacts: Karen Moon, (919) 962-8595, karen_moon@unc.edu; and Helen Buchanan, (919) 962-2092, helenb@unc.edu

Athletics Communications contact: Steve Kirschner, (919) 962-7258, stevekirschner@unc.edu

 

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