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

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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)