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February 25, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Due to National Weather Service predictions of significant snowfall starting early tonight, UNC-Chapel Hill will cancel classes, including night classes, and close offices, including night shifts, starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Condition 3 (classes canceled, offices closed) will be in effect until at least noon on Thursday, Feb. 25. The University plans to announce a decision about Thursday afternoon operations based on actual conditions no later than 10 a.m. tomorrow.

For Students and Faculty

Classes, including night classes, will be canceled starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Arrangements to make up missed classes are at the discretion of the faculty member. (Condition 3)

For Employees

All University offices, including those operating night shifts, will be closed starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. (Condition 3) Severe weather essential (mandatory) employees are required to report to work as directed by their management. Non-mandatory employees must not report to work. Under state Emergency Closing policy, non-mandatory employees will not have to use personal leave when Condition 3 is in effect.

Operations on Thursday and Friday

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, www.unc.edu, and official Twitter account (@UNC) for updates about University operations, along with the information sources listed below. The University is committed to announcing any 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 and Emergency Closing Policy (http://hr.unc.edu/for-faculty-staff/adverse-weather/). See the Adverse Weather Policy Clarification for Employees for more details. (http://www.alertcarolina.unc.edu/go/doc/1395/2092545/Adverse-Weather-Policy-Clarification-for-Employees)

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 www.unc.edu, the campus information sources listed below, and through the Triangle and Triad area news media. Unless a change is announced, the University always operates under Condition 1 – regular schedule.

Other Information Sources

• Alert Carolina website, alertcarolina.unc.edu and informational emails and text messages (for Condition 3).

• (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 Transportation and Parking for information including parking lot conditions. (http://dps.unc.edu/2015/02/10/move-unc-edu-new-website-transportation-parking/)

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