Alert Carolina Adverse Weather: The University will move to Condition 2 at 12:00 a.m.

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Because of impending inclement winter weather, the University will move to Condition 2- Suspended Operations/Classes Cancelled at 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, and remain in Condition 2 until 12 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19. No classes will be held, either in person or remotely, while the University is in Condition 2. Mandatory employees must report to work; all other employees should remain off campus, and if possible, work remotely. Employees who are unable to work should use leave, per the adverse weather policy.

The University recognizes that students, faculty and staff are more geographically spread out than in a typical semester and some areas may be more impacted by the weather than others, resulting in power outages that make attending or teaching online courses, or working remotely, difficult or impossible. This, in addition to reduced service on Chapel Hill Transit and UNC Parking and Transportation, makes the move to Condition 2 the safest and most equitable option for our entire campus community.

Important note: the Carolina Together Testing Centers will not be open for testing while the University is in Condition 2. If you have an appointment during this time, please reschedule in HallPass.

If there is any change in conditions after midnight on Friday, Feb. 19, we will communicate those changes no later than 10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18.

Campus Units and Services Operational Status

For an up-to-date look at operating status for campus services including dining halls, residence halls, parking and transportation and other campus units and services, visit

Unless a change in operational status is announced, the University always operates on a regular schedule. Your safety is our number one consideration. Students, faculty and staff must use their own best judgement about whether they can travel safety to and from campus.

Information Sources

If winter weather changes the University’s operating status, campus communications will include:

  • An email, website post and, if conditions warrant, a text message from Alert Carolina, You must be signed up to receive an Alert Carolina text message.
  • Posts on the University’s homepage,, amplified via official social media accounts including @UNC, @AlertCarolina (for parents, family, Chapel Hill residents and friends) and @UNC_HR on Twitter.
  • Adverse Weather and Emergency Phone Line: (919) 843-1234. You may call this number to hear recorded announcements about campus operations.

Please visit “Adverse Weather and Emergency Closing” posted on the Alert Carolina and Office of Human Resources websites to view an easy-to-read chart describing the three conditions in greater detail along with a summary explaining the key factors in the decision-making process.