Weather closing

UD closed, classes canceled March 3

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11 p.m., March 2, 2014--The University of Delaware is closed as of 11 p.m., today, March 2, and will remain closed Monday, March 3, because of the winter storm affecting the area. Essential personnel should contact their supervisors.

The closing includes the Newark campus and the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. 

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Classes on March 3 are canceled. Dining halls will operate on their normal schedule. 

Administrators continue to monitor the weather situation, and Facilities staff will be working to clear parking lots and sidewalks on the campus. 

Cancellations, late openings, postponements (updated at 7:05 a.m., March 3, 2014)

• UD shuttle buses will run until midnight, March 2. For updates on UD shuttle bus schedules, visit the shuttle or Transportation Services websites. Information on bus schedules is also available through Shuttletracker

• The Carpenter Sports Building is expected to open at 10 a.m., March 3.

• The Barnes and Noble University of Delaware Bookstore and Café, 83 East Main St., will open at 9 a.m, March 3. 

•  The Center for the Arts box office is closed March 3. Theatre patrons can still purchase tickets online at www.rep.udel.edu.

• The Delaware Biotchenology Institute is closed March 3.

• The UDairy Creamery will be closed March 3.

• The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Wilmington will be closed March 3.

• The Early Learning Center will be closed March 3.

• The Ice Arena will be closed March 3. 

• An emergency planning training program set for Monday, March 3, has been canceled and will be rescheduled.

• 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 ud-ocm@udel.edu.

Members of the campus community should not call UD Police about closings and postponements so that telephone lines there can remain open for emergency calls.

University policy

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.

Level 1 Driving Warning

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has issued a Level 1 Driving Warning, effective at 12:00 a.m., March 3. Motorists are advised to exercise extra caution when driving, and nonessential employees are encouraged not to drive on the state's roadways unless there is a significant safety, health or business reason to do so. 

“Once the precipitation turns to snow, we strongly encourage drivers who do not need to travel to delay or refrain from being on the road,” Markell said. ”Snowfall amounts are predicted to increase rapidly as the storm progresses, which will create hazardous driving conditions. Hundreds of DelDOT crews will continue to work on clearing roads and we will continue to evaluate conditions." 

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