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It's Snowing. How Do I Find Out If Classes Are Canceled?
The colder weather has arrived, and with it comes the increasing threat of winter storms over the next several months. Now is a good time to familiarize yourself with the University's policies and procedures regarding weather-related closings and delays.
The information below is available for your continued reference at www.hartford.edu/snow.
Important Information Regarding Weather-Related Closings
It is the policy of the University of Hartford to remain open during inclement weather unless and until a determination is made to close based on an assessment of current and forecast conditions. When such a determination is made, the University will announce either a closing or delayed opening.
Under most circumstances during a delayed opening, the University will open 30 minutes prior to the next scheduled class. Faculty and staff should not arrive on campus prior to this announced opening time.
Members of the University community should follow the instructions below to learn of any changes in schedule:
The University's Web Alert system will be activated if there is an advisory. A message will appear on the University's home page (www.hartford.edu) detailing the emergency announcement.
Dial the University's main number (860.768.4100 from off campus, or 0 from campus residences and offices), where you will hear the latest emergency information if the normal operating schedule has been altered.
FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
Updates are posted via Facebook (University of Hartford News) and Twitter (UHartfordNews).
TEXT MESSAGE NOTIFICATION SERVICE
Emergency closing alerts will be sent via text message to those cell phone numbers registered with UHTXT, the University's mass notification system. To sign up, or to make sure your account has not expired, go to www.hartford.edu/alert.
NOTICE ABOUT RADIO AND TELEVISION
Local radio and television stations provide limited information and do not offer the complete advisory available on the University's website and main telephone number as described above. In addition, area radio stations now limit the amount of airtime devoted to announcing weather-related closings and may not be reading the complete list when you are listening. The University provides information to radio stations WTIC (1080 AM/96.5 FM), WRCH (100.5 FM), and WWUH (91.3 FM), and to Hartford's network TV affiliates (WFSB 3, WTNH 8, WVIT 30, WTIC 61). Please follow up on any announcements on TV or radio by checking the University's website or by calling 860.768.4100.
What It All Means
If it is announced that "the University will open at 10 a.m.":
• Faculty and staff should report to campus at, and not prior to, 10 a.m.
• Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m.
• All classes of 90 minutes or less with a start time prior to 10:30 a.m. will not meet.
• All classes and labs scheduled at or after 10:30 a.m. will be held at their normal times.
• All classes and labs longer than 90 minutes with a start time prior to 10:30 a.m. will meet beginning at 10:30 a.m. if 50 percent or more of the regular meeting time remains. (A 9:30 a.m. to noon lab would meet at 10:30 a.m. because more than 50 percent of the lab time remains.)
If it is announced that "the University will close at 4 p.m.":
• All classes with start times at or after 4 p.m. will not be held.
• All classes in session at 4 p.m. will dismiss.
The Sports Center will follow the operating schedule of the University and will be closed to members when the University is closed. The building will be open for residential students and team practices only.
The nature of the programs and the age of participants in the Hartt Community Division require that its closings be more closely aligned with those of the local public school systems and may not reflect those of the University.
The University of Hartford Magnet School and the University High School of Science and Engineering follow Hartford Public School closing procedures.