Do You Know UT’s Inclement Weather Policy?

With the current threat of winter weather, the campus community is encouraged to take a few minutes review with the university’s inclement weather policy. Please note the ways that the university will notify you in the event of a closure or delay to the normal operating schedule. This policy appears on the Campus Safety page.

The university will remain open except in the most severe weather conditions. The chancellor or an appointed representative may officially close or suspend selected activities of the university because of extreme weather conditions.

When a decision to close is reached, campus and local radio and TV stations will be notified and the notice will be posted on the front page of utk.edu. Those who are signed up to receive UT Alerts will be notified by text message and e-mail. Learn more about UT Alert.

If the university is officially closed, certain essential activities such as Dining Services, Facilities Services, UT Police, and Information Technology will continue to operate. Some facilities such as Hodges Library and the University Center will, if possible, continue to function as a service to students and faculty.

When the university is officially closed, its policy on Days of Administrative Closing will apply for staff exempt and staff nonexempt employees. View the schedule of administrative closings.