University of Delaware

01/03/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/03/2018 19:28

Delayed opening at UD

The University of Delaware's Newark campus and other UD locations in New Castle County will open at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 4. Essential personnel should report to work.

Classes scheduled before 10 a.m. will not meet, and offices will be closed until then. Dining halls will operate on their normal schedules.

UD Facilities staff will be working during the morning to clear campus parking lots and treat sidewalks.

Members of the campus community are reminded to use caution on Thursday. Travelers should expect snow-covered roads and limited visibility at times and are advised to use caution while driving.

Students in the Associate in Arts Program should follow the Delaware Technical Community College schedule.

Schedule updates

• UD campuses in Lewes and Georgetown will be closed Jan. 4.

Information about any additional closings or schedule changes will be posted on this page. Please check back for updates. To submit information for inclusion in this list, please send email to [email protected].

Personal safety

Safety is UD's highest priority. Faculty, staff and students should not put themselves at risk, and employees who expect difficulty traveling should contact their supervisors.

The University's policy is reprinted below:

Faculty and students are not expected to take unnecessary risks to meet their teaching and learning obligations due to inclement weather. When classes have not been canceled, it is a matter of personal judgment whether traveling to campus is hazardous. Faculty should notify their departmental offices when weather precludes them from meeting their teaching obligations; similarly, students should notify their professors when inclement weather precludes them from class attendance. In such cases, students should be allowed to make up missed class time and, whenever possible, canceled classes should be rescheduled.