UD open on normal schedule, administrators monitor weather situation
5:26 a.m., March 17, 2014--The University of Delaware's Newark campus is operating on its normal schedule Monday, March 17, and officials are continuing to monitor the weather.
The winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service is scheduled to expire at noon, today.
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UD Facilities staff have been at work since early this morning clearing parking lots and walkway.
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.
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.
Late openings, postponements (updated at 7:44 a.m., March 17)
• From UD Transportation Services: Due to the weather, the East Campus route cannot provide direct service to White Clay Creek Apartments. The stop will be at the steps on North Chapel Street.
• The Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes is closed today, March 17.
• UD Extension offices in Kent and Sussex counties are closed today, March 17.
• UD's Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown is closed today, March 17.
• Students in the Associate in Arts Program should follow the Delaware Technical Community College schedule.
Information about any closings or schedule changes will be posted on this page. Please check back for updates. To submit information for inclusion in this list, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on any closings or late openings will be available on the UD home page and on UDaily. News also will be available through the UD telephone information line at 302-831-2000. In addition, information 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.