On Friday, Jan. 13, the University’s first Renée Crown Professors in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) were formally recognized. Heidi Hehnly, associate professor of biology, is the Renée Crown Honors Professor in the Sciences and Mathematics, and Karin…
Important Winter Weather Information
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
As Central New York begins to experience winter weather, we are writing to you today to provide you important information regarding how the University navigates and communicates about extreme weather conditions. We ask that you please review the enclosed information carefully.
In general, Syracuse University will remain open for business. However, we will always prioritize the safety and well-being of our community members when determining operating status. The University works with an independent weather service, Precision Weather Service, to inform our decisions about weather delays, closings or other operational changes. Input is also provided by Academic Affairs; Campus Facilities; Campus Safety and Emergency Management Services; and the Student Experience.
In the event of extreme weather and if a change in the University’s operating status becomes necessary, it will be announced via the University’s emergency broadcast notification system and will carry the notice SU WEATHER ALERT. To ensure you receive these messages, please confirm your Orange Alert settings are up to date in MySlice.
SU WEATHER ALERT information will be announced via the following communications channels:
- via Orange Safe;
- via campus email;
- via text message;
- via a “crawl” on campus TV monitors and University websites;
- on Twitter: @SUCampus, @SyracuseUNews and @SyracuseDPS;
- on Facebook: @SUCampus, @SyracuseUniversityNews and @SyracuseDPS;
- on news.syr.edu and Syracuse.edu; and
- via Syracuse University public radio station WAER-FM/88.3and other local media outlets.
Only Syracuse University’s Division of Communications is authorized to transmit to the campus community and the news media announcements about closings, work-schedule changes or class-start delays.
Although Syracuse University rarely closes for inclement weather, individuals must make personal decisions based on a risk assessment related to travel. We encourage all employees to take precautions and use good judgment when traveling to/from work. Faculty and staff concerned about travel conditions should contact their department chair or supervisor, respectively.
For information on winter weather preparedness, visit the Department of Public Safety website.
Vice Chancellor and Provost
Chief Craig A. Stone
Department of Public Safety