Weather (or other) Emergency Closings
In the event of bad weather, information on road conditions throughout the state as well as conditions at each UConn campus is gathered by Storrs personnel through public safety and facilities operations. Based on that information, the President’s Office, the Provost’s Office, and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration/Chief Financial Officer (EVPA/CFO) will make decisions for all UConn campuses that will account for local conditions, safety, and operating needs.
For information on the status of each campus:
- UConn's Alert webpage ( http://alert.uconn.edu) is the definitive source of information about the University’s operating status and should be your primary source.
- UConn community members at all locations, excluding UConn Health, are encouraged to also check the University’s 24-hour emergency closing information number: 860-486-3768.
- While the University makes every effort to notify the news media about operating changes at UConn’s campuses, we cannot guarantee that details provided by news outlets represent the most current or complete information.
In addition, all faculty, staff, and students can sign up for text messages at http://alert.uconn.edu to have text notifications sent to their cellphones.
Please do not call the Torrington Campus Main Office asking for cancellation information. If there is no cancellation information on the above sources, then either there is no cancellation or a decision has not yet been made, and the staff in the Main Office will not have that information.
There is no campus-scheduled make-up time for cancelled classes. Each instructor is responsible for strategizing how to incorporate the missed class material into his/her course.
If there is no delay or closure decision, faculty are expected to hold classes as scheduled. Faculty should set up their own systems for notifying students if they anticipate making individual class cancellations. This is easily done by email from either a HuskyCT site or the email option found on every course’s class roster.
Staff should be aware that the decision to cancel classes does not close the campus and they should use their best judgment regarding driving in adverse weather conditions. Some staff members will need to use accrued vacation or personal time if they make the decision to not report to work. If the decision is made to close the campus, some staff members will need to use a special payroll code on their time cards.
Rev. December 2014