Weather & Emergency Information

Weather and Emergency Information

How Will You be Notified?

Classes may be cancelled or delayed due to severe weather, emergency, or maintenance situations such as shutdown of electricity or water. How will you be notified?

Severe Weather

The College monitors various sources of information during the normal hours of operation and will make every attempt possible to notify faculty, staff, and students of changing or adverse weather conditions.

We encourage all faculty, staff and students to monitor weather information to ensure personal safety.

Winter Weather

During the winter season, please wear appropriate shoes or boots during snowy or icy conditions to avoid a slip or fall.

If you need to park your vehicle on campus overnight, you must park in the overnight parking area on the west side of Lot I (the lot north of Tama Hall).

Always use your best judgment when determining to attend classes during severe weather conditions. If you choose not to attend, it is your responsibility to contact your professors.

Tornado Warning

In the event that a tornado warning is announced by the National Weather Service, faculty, staff, and students will immediately be notified to proceed to designated shelter areas.

Once conditions have improved and it's safe to leave the shelter area, Public Safety personnel will announce an all clear.

Delayed Starts


When Hawkeye opens late you should plan to begin your schedule at the late-start time.

For example, if we open at 10:00am, a class that would normally begin at 9:30am will start at 10:00am for a shortened class period. Normal class times will then resume.

Students will have access to campus 30 minutes prior to opening.

Faculty and Staff

Non-bargaining and UE employees should report to work at 30 minutes before the scheduled late-start time.

Faculty should plan to begin their schedule at the late-start time.

Employees will have access to the campus 45 minutes prior to opening by way of Arboretum Drive or the Southeast Main Entrance.

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