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Inclement Weather Policy

Division

5

STUDENT AFFAIRS

Department

5.7

UNIVERSITY POLICE

5.7.12

WSU Incident/Inclement Weather Policy

Policy

WSU Incident/Inclement Weather Policy

 

Procedure

A decision to close or delay opening the University will generally be made by 5:30am by the President or the President's designee in consultation with other members of the University staff.

Notice will be given to the following outlets:

Community System - http://community.worcester.edu

University Homepage - http://www.worcester.edu

All @worcester.edu Email Addresses

WSU Facebook & Twitter

Text Message (optional): You can also receive a text message by adding your mobile number to the Emergency Response Notification system.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE UNIVERSITY POLICE TO FIND OUT IF THE UNIVERSITY IS OPEN, CLOSED OR DELAYED as these ties up the phone line for emergency calls.

Radio Stations:

WSRS 96.1 FM

WTAG 580 AM

WTAG 94.9 FM

WRKO 680 AM

WBZ 1030 AM

WCRN 830 AM

Television Channels:

WBZ

WCVB

WHDH

WSBK

WLVI

WFXT FOX Boston

Closing During Normal Office/Class Hours*

If, during normal office/class hours on a work/class day, the President or her/his designee determines that the University should be closed due to an incident or inclement weather, all offices will be notified of the time and duration of cancellation of normal activity. Normal routine will be expected to commence on the next regular class/work day, unless notified otherwise.

* Normal hours are defined as Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Approved by Vice President/Date

Approved by Cabinet/Date

Revised Date

3/11/13

Last modified at 3/14/2013 11:10 AM  by Hoxha, Anisa