Effective January 19, 2021 the University will no longer cancel or delay classes due to weather, instead classes will move to online-only in the event inclement weather presents a safety concern. Administration will also announce whether offices will remain open or if employees should work from home.
The University takes very seriously decision making regarding closures or delays. The Administration makes the decision only after reviewing weather forecasts and checking with local agencies and our University police and physical plant departments. This is not an exact science, but the goal is to continue to provide an outstanding educational experience while working to ensure everyone’s safety.
In cases in which the university remains open during severe weather, students should make decisions about attending based on their particular circumstances. Faculty are asked to accommodate those decisions when possible.
For a list of all our severe weather announcements, go to: http://louisville.edu/weather/announcements.
When possible, we will announce decisions regarding morning classes by 6 a.m. and decisions regarding evening classes by 3:30 p.m. Evening classes will be defined as classes beginning at or after 4:15 p.m.
We will provide this information in a variety of ways. The easiest way to receive the information is by signing up for UofL Alerts, which will send a text message to your phone and an email to your university account. Sign up for alerts at: http://louisville.edu/alerts
Additionally, we will officially announce the closing in the following ways:
- A notice on the university home page, http://louisville.edu.
- A recorded message at 502-852-5555
- A notice on university telephones
- Postings on the university’s official Facebook and Twitter sites
These are the only official methods by which the University communicates with the campus community. Information posted on traditional or social media should be verified through one of the official channels.
If no announcement is sent, the university is open and operating on its regular schedule.
**Important information for bi-weekly employees in the event of on campus office closures**
To ensure you are accurately paid, please see the guidelines below to complete your timesheet.
- Working from home: If you worked from home due to inclement weather, you should record your hours worked as normal.
- Working from campus for the entire workday or greater: Essential employees required to work on campus for your entire workday (or longer) should record hours worked as normal, and also select WEA leave for the total amount of hours worked.
- Working from campus for a partial workday but unable to work remainder of the workday: Essential employees required to work on campus for part of your workday, but unable to finish your day on campus or remotely, should record all hours worked as normal. In addition, you must select WEA leave hours that would create the amount equal to a standard workday.
- Weather Closure and Unable to Work from home or from campus: In the event you were unable to work from home, and not required to be on campus as an essential employee, you should select WEA leave equaling the total amount of hours of your standard work day.
- If an employee is off, due to approved vacation, sick or personal leave, they should still report their leave as scheduled.
To find further details regarding the University's inclement weather policy visit: Inclement Weather Policy.