Adverse Conditions: The University will move to Condition 1 at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30

Based on forecasted impacts of Hurricane Ian, the University will move to Condition 1 (Reduced Operations- Classes are NOT cancelled) at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, and stay in Condition 1 until 11:59 on Friday, Sept. 30. If a change in operating conditions is extended beyond 11:59 on Friday, Sept. 30, those changes will be communicated no later than 8 p.m. on Friday. 

Classes will operate on a regular schedule, but individual faculty may use discretion to adjust class schedules and arrange make-up work for students unable to report to class due to the weather event. 

To check the status of campus events scheduled for this afternoon and this evening, please contact the event organizer. 

Condition 1- Reduced Operations 

Current conditions may not pose severe safety risks or logistical challenges, but an event has significant potential to negatively affect – or already is affecting – local area commuting, important campus services, or the efficient functioning of campus buildings and grounds. Employees, faculty, and students should consider their own personal circumstances to determine whether to report late, leave early, or not report at all. 

  • Non-mandatory employees, after informing their supervisors in a timely manner, have the option to report to work late, leave early, or not report to work. These employees must use available personal leave time (compensatory, vacation or bonus) to cover any time away from regular work hours. 
  • Alternatively, and only with supervisor approval, these employees may be permitted to work from home or alternate sites when, in the supervisor’s discretion, it is feasible and safe for this to occur. Employees working away from campus do not use leave. Even so, such arrangements may not be practicable for all types of employees or during every type of adverse weather or emergency event. 
  • Mandatory employees (whose presence has been designated mandatory to University operations during adverse weather or emergency events) are expected to report to work or remain on the job, and if deemed necessary by their supervisor, to work a differing schedule or shift than normally assigned. 

Please note that Chapel Hill Transit will not operate if sustained wind speeds exceed 35 miles per hour. 


Reporting Damage 

For staff and faculty: 

  • To report power loss, water leaks, building flooding, non-life-threatening building damage or downed trees, call 919-962-3456. 
  • For serious building damage or other conditions that could be a safety threat, call 9-1-1. 

For students: 

  • To report power loss, water leaks, residence hall flooding, non-life-threatening building damage or downed trees, contact your Resident Advisor or call 919-966-2471. 
  • For serious building damage or other conditions that could be a safety threat, call 9-1-1. 

If you see a broken water main or overflowing manhole in the street: Avoid the area and call 911. 

Information Sources 

If inclement 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 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.