Weather watch

UD open on normal schedule Feb. 18

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5:14 a.m., Feb. 18, 2014--The University of Delaware is open and operating on its normal schedule Tuesday, Feb. 18, and officials are continuing to monitor the weather. 

Members of the University community are reminded that safety is UD's highest priority. Faculty, staff and students should not put themselves at risk, and those who expect difficulty traveling should contact their supervisors.  

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Spencer to reopen Saturday

Following a Friday afternoon fire, the University of Delaware's Spencer Laboratory will reopen at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, with the exception of Suites 131 and 133, which will be closed until further notice.

App for safety

UD now has a smartphone safety app that helps prevent crime and enables police better respond to incidents, making students even safer while at school.

University Facilities staff have been at work since early this morning ensuring that parking lots and walkways are cleared. 

UD Policy

Faculty members unable to hold class should notify their departmental offices, and students unable to attend class should contact their professors. In such cases, UD policy states that students should be allowed to make up missed class time and canceled classes should be rescheduled when possible. 

The University's policy is reprinted below:

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.

Postponements, cancellations (updated at 6:22 a.m., Feb. 18.)

•  The Associate in Arts Program on the Delwaree Technical Communicty College Terry Campus in Dover will open at 10:30 a.m. today, Feb. 18. Faculty and students should not arrive before 10 a.m.

•  Arsht Hall and the UD Wilmington campus are closed this morning, Feb. 18. All Lifelong Learning classes and activities scheduled for the morning are canceled. The first class of the day will begin at 12:30 p.m. There will be no café service available at Arsht Hall.

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