Weather watch

UD administrators monitor weather conditions

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11:02 a.m., Jan. 21, 2014--The University of Delaware is operating on its normal schedule today, Jan. 21. UD officials are actively monitoring the weather throughout the day, and any changes will be announced on the UD homepage and on UDaily. 

Transportation Services has announced that shuttle bus routes are running behind schedule, and the East Campus route is unable to service the Apartments at Pinebrook and White Clay Creek Apartments. For shuttle bus updates, check the UD shuttle and Transportation Services websites. Also, the Unicity bus route has ended service for the day.

A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service is in effect now through 6 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22. Snow accumulations are predicted from 10 to 14 inches for New Castle County; 8-10 inches for Kent County and 5-8 inches for Sussex County. Snowfall rates of an inch an hour are now likely. 

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App for safety

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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.  

UD Policy

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.

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