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inclement weather emergencies

Inclement weather can impact the university during any time of the year, but is most likely to occur during the winter weather season, when Connecticut is generally hit with many snow storms. Other examples of inclement weather include ice storms, hail storms and heavy winds (less than a hurricane).  

Individual and Group Safety Information

The safety of students, faculty and staff is paramount during inclement weather. Sometimes, conditions in New Haven may be significantly different from those in an individual's location. If conditions are such that traveling may be hazardous, contact your supervisor as soon as possible to inform him/her of your particular situation. In such situations, each person must decide whether traveling to the university is necessary and prudent.

Notify the program manager responsible for animal safety precautions within any animal-based university research labs. The program manager is responsible for ensuring the continuity of this research and academic programming.

WeatherChek line

On days when snow and/or ice is in the forecast, students, faculty and staff should call the Southern WeatherChek line -- (203) 392-SNOW (7669) -- to find out if there will be a delayed opening, classes are canceled, or the university is closed.
Announcements about class cancellations will be made at the following times:
•     Morning classes - by 6 a.m.
•     Early Afternoon classes - by 10 a.m.
•     Late Afternoon and Evening classes - by 2 p.m.
Please note that while the university also uses radio stations and television to issue weather closing announcements, there is sometimes a delay before these reports are aired. Please use the WeatherChek line -- (203) 392-SNOW (7669) -- as your first source for instant and up-to-date information.

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