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University of Minnisota  Appendix

Emergency Closing/Class Cancellation Times

Appendix to Policy

Typical Campus Emergency Closing/Class Cancellation Times

  1. Closing/class cancellation/starting at normal business hours

    The decision and announcements are to be made as early in the morning as possible, preferably by 6:00 a.m. for cancellation of classes or closing. The typical duration for the closing will be 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The second and third shifts will report to work as scheduled or will report at the end of the official closing if it overlaps the shift, unless specifically notified otherwise. Evening classes and programs will be open unless the closing announcement or subsequent announcements specify that they will be included in the closing.

  2. Closing/starting after normal business day has begun

    To the extent possible, two hours of lead-time will be provided in order to organize transit services. Units notified of a closing or cancellation of classes by University Relations are asked to assist in communicating closing announcements in whatever ways they can. Midday closings/cancellations  will be communicated in a variety of means as appropriate, including but not limited to tone alert radios, email, text message alert (Safe-U), and postings on the University website.

  3. Closing/class cancellations during evenings and weekends

    The decision and announcement responsibilities are the same as in a "day school" closing. The decision to close/cancel classes should be made by 4:00 p.m. for evening classes and by 7:30 a.m. for Saturday classes. Evening or Saturday class closings do not include other Twin Cities campus events, services, and programs unless specified.

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