AlertCarolina: Adverse Weather Alert – Classes canceled at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday; resume at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. Offices will remain open. (Condition 2)

02/24/15, 02:00 p.m.

Classes canceled at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday; resume at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. Offices will remain open. (Condition 2)

UNC-Chapel Hill cancelling classes starting after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday; offices remain open (Condition 2)

Due to current weather conditions and forecasts of below-freezing temperatures later tonight and tomorrow, UNC-Chapel Hill is cancelling classes starting after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. Offices will remain open, but non-mandatory employees will have the option of leaving early.

Condition 2 is currently scheduled to remain in effect until 10 am. Wednesday, Feb. 25. At that time, the University plans to reopen on a regular schedule. Classes will be held. Offices will be open. (Condition 1)

For Students and Faculty

Classes starting after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, (Feb. 24) will be cancelled until 10 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 25).

Classes prior to 10 a.m. Wednesday will not be held. Arrangements to make up missed classes are at the discretion of the faculty member. (Condition 2)

The regular class schedule will resume at 10 a.m. (Condition 1)

For Employees

All University offices will operate in a limited capacity between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, until 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Severe weather essential employees are required to report to work.

Non-mandatory employees should make individual decisions about reporting to work, based on personal safety. The University recommends that non-mandatory employees stagger their departures over the next few hours to minimize road congestion and that employees traveling furthest from the worksite or who have to pick up children from closing schools be prioritized to leave earliest. Non-mandatory employees should follow travel advisories and make individual decisions about reporting to work tonight or tomorrow. Please note a new state policy requires SPA employees to use personal leave time when Condition 2 is in effect.

Offices will fully reopen on a regular schedule at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25. (Condition 1).

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Operations on Wednesday

University officials will continue to closely monitor weather and travel conditions, as well as the operating plans of Chapel Hill Transit. Safety is the University’s number one priority when considering the impact of winter weather on campus operations.

Please continue to check the University’s homepage,, and official Twitter account (@UNC) for updates about University operations, along with the information sources listed below. The University is committed to announcing any final decision to change operations promptly to give students, faculty and staff as much lead time as possible for planning travel to class and work.

Employees (SPA and EPA non-faculty) are reminded of the University’s Adverse Weather Policy. Emergency employees are expected to report for work. Other employees are responsible for their regular duties and making their own decisions about work based on personal safety. 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 are expected to 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.

Other information sources:

(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.