UD on normal schedule Wednesday, Dec. 11
5:41 a.m., Dec. 11, 2013--The University of Delaware is operating on its normal schedule today, Wednesday, Dec. 11.
UD Facilities personnel are monitoring the situation and ready to respond to any issues pertaining to parking lots and sidewalks. The New Castle County 911 Center reports that roads are in good shape, with occasional icy spots, and highway crews have been working on the roads during the night. Those driving are encouraged to allow themselves extra time and to use caution on the roadways where there may be some ice. UD administrators continue to monitor the weather situation in case there is a change in conditions.
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Members of the University community are reminded that safety is UD's highest priority. Students and employees should not put themselves at risk. Students who are unable to get to campus because of the weather should contact their professors. Employees who expect difficulty traveling should contact their supervisors.
Final exams for the fall 2013 semester continue through Friday, Dec. 13.
The University Policy and Procedures Manual includes a section dealing with personal safety considerations for faculty and students. Please note the policy, which is reprinted here:
Faculty and students are not expected to take unnecessary risks to meet their teaching and learning obligations due to inclement weather. When classes have not been canceled, it is a matter of personal judgment whether traveling to campus is hazardous. Faculty should notify their departmental offices when weather precludes them from meeting their teaching obligations; similarly, students should notify their professors when inclement weather precludes them from class attendance. In such cases, students should be allowed to make up missed class time and, whenever possible, canceled classes should be rescheduled.