Winter storm watch
March 06, 2018
Campus open on normal schedule Wednesday
Update: 9:50 a.m., March 7. UD will close at noon today.
Update: 5:20 a.m., March 7. UD is operating on its normal schedule today, and administrators will continue to assess conditions throughout the day.
University of Delaware officials are monitoring the weather in light of a winter storm watch issued for northern Delaware by the National Weather Service from Tuesday evening into Wednesday.
According to the latest predictions, rain is expected to begin early Tuesday evening, transitioning to a rain/snow mix by midnight, turning to all snow in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The morning commute is expected to be mostly a slushy mix with limited accumulations on warmer road surfaces. Grassy areas and some sidewalks may get a light accumulation. By noon, Wednesday, temperatures are expected to fall, and the heaviest snow will fall between noon and 4 p.m. There is a potential for 2-3 inches in the Newark area. The heavy snow may cling to tree limbs and utility wires, causing power outages and damage to trees. Drivers are advised that the evening commute on Wednesday may be hazardous.
When there are campuswide weather-related closings, late openings or early closings, information will be available to the campus community in a variety of ways, including the web and social media.
• The College School is closed March 7.
• The March 7 faculty promotion and tenure panel session has been postponed. It will be rescheduled.
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.
University Policies include 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.