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Delayed opening Feb. 19 on Newark campus

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Virtual activities continue on schedule

As the region digs out of the Feb. 18 snow storm, the University of Delaware will suspend on campus, in-person activities on the Newark campus until 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 19.

All online classes will continue as usual.

Classes scheduled to meet in person between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. will not meet in person and should pivot to online format if possible. For in-person classes scheduled to meet after 10 a.m., classes will be held. Instructors have the option of switching to online modality as long as they inform students of the change well ahead of the meeting time. 

Essential personnel should report to work at their regularly scheduled time, unless otherwise authorized. UD Facilities staff have been working throughout the day to clear campus parking lots and treat sidewalks, and that work will continue tomorrow.

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

Schedule changes

  • The Carpenter Sports Building, Trabant University Center and Perkins Student Center will all open at 10 a.m. on Feb. 19.
  • The Morris Library will open at 10 a.m., Feb. 19.
  • Student Health Services will open at 10 a.m., Feb. 19.
  • The two residential dining locations -- Caesar Rodney Fresh Food Company and Pencader Dining Hall -- will open for Express To Go only for breakfast and then normal hours for both Dine-in and Express To Go for lunch and dinner. Other on-campus dining locations and markets that normally open prior to 10 a.m. will open along with the University on Feb. 19.
  • The Barnes and Noble UD Bookstore will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 19.
  • The state of Delaware's COVID-19 testing event in Lot #6 on the Laird Campus is operating on schedule from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 19.

Any additional specific schedule changes will be posted on UDaily.

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.

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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