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Delayed activities on Newark campus Feb. 11

Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson

Remote activities continue as originally scheduled

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory predicting an accumulation of 4-6 inches of snow in northern Delaware before ending midday on Thursday, Feb. 11.

In response to the predicted snow and out of an abundance of caution, the University of Delaware will suspend on-campus, in-person activities on the Newark campus on Feb. 11 until 10 a.m. Virtual activities will proceed as originally scheduled.

Essential personnel should report to work at their regularly scheduled time, unless otherwise authorized. UD Facilities staff will be working to clear campus parking lots and treat sidewalks.

Other UD locations in the state will make their own decisions about closing or late opening depending on their local conditions.

Schedule changes

  • For students moving into residence halls on Feb. 11, morning move-in appointments before 10 a.m. for the residence halls have been impacted, and students should check their email for changes.  Students can always arrive later than their appointment up until 5 p.m. on Thursday.  Students who will be unable to keep their appointments on Feb. 11 should email reslife-housing@udel.edu to reschedule on Sunday, Feb. 14. (No appointments are available on Friday or Saturday, Feb. 12-13.)
  • COVID testing at Clayton Hall and the Harker ISE Lab will open at 10 a.m., Feb. 11.
  • The Carpenter Sports Building will open at 9 a.m., Feb. 11.
  • The Barnes and Noble UD Bookstore will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 11.
  • The Morris Library will open at 10 a.m., Feb. 11. Virtual services will continue as previously scheduled.
  • University Student Centers will open at 10 a.m., Feb. 11.
  • All three Children's Campus programs will open at 10 a.m., Feb. 11.
  • Student Health Services will open at 10 a.m., Feb. 11.

Additional specific schedule changes will be posted on this page.

Personal safety

Safety is UD's highest priority. Faculty, staff and students should not put themselves at risk, and employees 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.

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