Is UT Open During Bad Weather?
Language has been added to the university’s weather policy to more clearly define what faculty, staff and students should do in the event of a delayed opening.
UT remains open except in the most severe weather conditions, in which case the chancellor (or appointed representative) may officially close or suspend selected activities of the university, or delay its official opening time.
In the event of a delayed opening, the chancellor will determine a specific time of opening and that information will be distributed through the local media and via the front page of www.utk.edu.
All faculty and staff are expected to report to their specific work location by the set opening time. In a delayed opening, all classes scheduled prior to the set time of opening and those that have less than 30 minutes remaining after the set opening time are cancelled for the day.
For example, if a delayed opening is set for 10 a.m., students who have classes from 9:40 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. should report to that class at 10 a.m.
As a reminder, in the event of inclement weather when the university remains open, all faculty and staff are expected to make every reasonable effort to maintain their regular work schedules, but are advised to avoid undue risks in traveling.
Employees who anticipate arriving late or not arriving at work at all should notify their immediate supervisor. Employees have the option of charging their time off to annual leave or leave without pay; or, with approval, they may make up their lost work hours.
To review the full policy, please visit http://www.utk.edu/snow/.