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Weather alert

UD opening at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 22

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Editor's note: This article was last updated at 12:05 p.m., Jan. 22, 2014.

10:31 p.m., Jan. 21, 2014--The University of Delaware will open at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 22. 

Essential personnel should check with their supervisors. 

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Administrators continue to monitor the weather situation, and Facilities staff are working to clear parking lots and sidewalks on the campus. 

The winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service ended at 6 a.m., today, Jan. 22. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell lifted the state of emergency, effective 10 a.m., today, Jan. 22.

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.  

Closings, cancellations, delays

Any closings or delays will be added to this article. Check back for updates. 

•  The Early Learning Center is closed today, Jan. 22.

•  Associate in Arts classes at the Delaware Technical Community College campus in Wilmington are canceled today, Jan. 22.

•  UD's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes will be opening at 10 a.m., Jan. 22.

•  The Carpenter Sports Building opened at 8 a.m., Jan. 22.

•  UD Transportation will operate a “Snow Loop,” from 7-11 a.m., servicing the Laird Campus and the Trabant University Center. Regular shuttle service will resume at 11 a.m. For shuttle bus updates, visit www.udshuttle.com or www.udel.edu/transportation. Information on bus schedules is also available through Shuttletracker.

UD Policy

The University Policy and Procedures Manual includes 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.

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