UD on normal schedule Monday, Feb. 3
(Editor's note: The story was updated at 10:33 a.m. with information about UD shuttle bus service.)
4:40 p.m., Feb. 2, 2014--The University of Delaware will operate on its normal schedule on Monday, Feb. 3. Officials are monitoring the situation.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New Castle County from 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Feb. 3. Snow is expected to be heaviest from 10 a.m.-noon, and accumulations from 4 to 6 inches are predicted for New Castle County, with lesser amounts in Kent and Sussex counties.
News also will be available through the UD telephone information line at 302-831-2000.
Information also will be shared with the state Department of Education's School Closings and Delays website.
Members of the campus community should not call UD Police so that telephone lines there can remain open for emergency calls.
Members of the University community are reminded that safety is UD's highest priority. Employees should not put themselves at risk, and those who expect difficulty traveling should contact their supervisors.
UD Transportation Services has announced that the East Campus route is unable to provide direct access to the Apartments at Pine Brook, and will pick up passengers at White Clay Creek Apartments at the steps only. For shuttle bus updates, visit the shuttle or Transportation Services websites. Information on bus schedules is also available through Shuttletracker.
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.