UD opening two hours late Friday, Jan. 3
Editor's note: This article was last updated at 7:54 a.m., Jan. 3, 2014.
5:29 a.m., Jan. 3, 2014--The University of Delaware opened two hours late today, Friday, Jan. 3, because of the weather.
UD Facilities personnel are clearing parking lots and sidewalks on the Newark campus.
The Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes is closed today, Jan. 3, because of icy conditions there. The Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown is also closed today.
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Transportation Services reports that the UD Special Campus Loop began operating at 9 a.m. due to the weather. Unicity service is canceled as the city of Newark is closed today.
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.
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.