Inclement Weather and Emergency Closing Procedures at The University of Texas at Dallas Updated Dec. 2, 2009

Dec. 2, 2009

The University of Texas at Dallas is open for normal business operations and scheduled instructional activities unless indicated otherwise on the UT Dallas home page.  All employees and students are expected to exercise individual judgment regarding their ability to travel safely to campus when the campus is open and inclement weather is in the area and are not expected to place travel for work or class attendance above their individual health and safety.

When a weather closing is necessary:

If conditions necessitate closure, UT Dallas will post closure information on the University web site http://www.utdallas.edu; send an email announcement to all faculty, staff and students; send a voice mail broadcast to employees’ work phone numbers; provide a recorded telephone message (check message at 972-883-7669); send an announcement via Mobile Campus text messaging system; and inform the following local media outlets:

Television
Radio
KDFW (Channel 4) KLIF-AM (570) KERA-FM (90.1)
KXAS (Channel 5) WBAP-AM (820) KVIL-FM (103.7)
WFAA (Channel 8) KRLD-AM (1080) KPLX-FM (99.5)
KTVT (Channel 11) KTCK-AM (1310)  

For morning closure, every effort will be made to have this information posted on University controlled sites no later than 6 a.m.

The UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders, the Center for BrainHealth and the Center for Vital Longevity (downtown Dallas campuses) may have a different closure situation than the main campus.  Should any of these centers need to close, a voice message for UT Dallas Callier Center will be placed on 214-905-3030; for the UT Dallas BrainHealth Center at 214-905-3007 and for the UT Dallas Center for Vital Longevity at 972-883-3200. Information also will be posted on the UT Dallas home page (http://www.utdallas.edu).

Employees who choose not to report for work when the University is open and inclement weather threatens their individual safety may elect to use vacation time or to make up the time within a month of the absence and at a time convenient to both the employee and the supervisor.  Those choosing not to report to work should inform their supervisors as soon as practical so that work duties can be managed.

Students who choose not to report for class when the University is open and inclement weather threatens their individual safety must make up the absence in the manner proscribed by their instructors, e.g. as in the class syllabus, or as announced for the entire University.


Media Contact: Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu

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