Adverse Conditions: The University will move to Condition 2 at 11 p.m. tonight

Due to forecasted winter precipitation and anticipated widespread black ice across the Triangle area, the University will move to Condition 2 (Suspended Operations) at 11 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Jan. 20), and stay in Condition 2 until 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. Condition 2 means classes are cancelled and all non-mandatory operations are suspended; only mandatory employees must report to or remain at work. Non-faculty (staff) non-mandatory employees must not report, or must leave campus. These employees must use leave time if not working or can use make-up time subject to applicable rules. With supervisor approval, non-mandatory employees may work from home or an alternate site.

If there is a change in operating conditions after 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, that will be communicated to campus no later than 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Campus Units and Services Operational Status

For an up-to-date look at operating status for campus services including the Carolina Together Testing Program, 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.  As a rule, students, faculty and staff must use their own best judgement about whether they can travel safely 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 Office of Human Resources website 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.