Alert Carolina: Classes canceled from 2 p.m. Monday to 11 am. Tuesday; offices open

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

The University has posted this announcement on about a change in operations due to expected winter weather.

For Students and Faculty

Classes are canceled starting at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, and will resume at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Classes prior to 11 a.m. Tuesday will not be held. Arrangements to make up missed classes are at the discretion of the faculty member. (Condition 2)

For Employees

The University is suspending non-mandatory operations; offices will remain open in a limited capacity between 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Severe weather essential employees are required to report to work. The University also encourages non-mandatory employees to leave campus or not to report to work for later shifts, as deemed necessary for personal safety. Please note a new state policy requires SPA employees to use personal leave time when Condition 2 is in effect.  (Condition 2)

Important State Policy Change

Employees (SPA and EPA non-faculty) are reminded of the University’s Adverse Weather Policy. Non-mandatory employees are responsible for their regular duties. As noted above, if employees choose not to work due to concerns about personal safety or family considerations, a new state policy requires SPA employees to use personal leave time.

See the Adverse Weather Policy Clarification for Employees for additional information.

UNC uses three main adverse weather operating conditions:  Condition 1 (open), Condition 2 (classes canceled; University has suspended non-mandatory operations; offices are open and non-mandatory employees should report to work if possible) or Condition 3 (classes canceled; offices closed). Reports of state government closings do not apply to the University. The University generally announces adverse weather news on, the campus information sources listed below, and through the news media. Unless a change is announced, the University always operates under Condition 1 – regular schedule.

Please continue to check the University’s homepage,, for updates about University operations, along with the information sources listed below.

Other Information Sources

• Alert Carolina website,, and Alert Carolina informational emails.

• (919) 843-1234. Adverse Weather and Emergency Phone Line for recorded information and announcements about campus operations.

• UNC Traveler’s Information System Radio, 1610 AM, near campus.

• UNC Department of Public Safety for details including parking lot conditions.

• Chapel Hill Transit inclement weather news and routes and schedules.