Alert Carolina UNC to remain closed until at least 10 a.m. Friday

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Due to ongoing hazardous conditions, UNC-Chapel Hill will remain closed for the rest of Thursday, Feb. 26.  All classes will be canceled; offices will be closed.

Condition 3 (classes canceled, offices closed) will remain in effect until at least 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. The University will announce a decision about operations for the rest of the day based on current conditions and safety factors by early Friday morning. Those factors include the plans of Chapel Hill Transit, which is not operating today.

For Students and Faculty

All classes, including night classes, will be canceled Thursday, Feb. 26. 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 (second and third) shifts, will remain closed on Thursday, Feb. 26. (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 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,, 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 ( See the Adverse Weather Policy Clarification for Employees for more details. (

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 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, 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. (

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