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Faculty and Staff Encouraged to Depart Campus by Noon; Essential Employees Asked to Report for Their Shifts
Syracuse University has been monitoring weather and travel conditions due to the Wind and Wind Chill Advisories in effect for Central New York. An extreme drop in temperature is expected to cause ice to quickly accumulate on the roads.
As such, and following consultation with the University’s independent meteorologist, faculty and staff are asked to depart campus by noon today to allow time to travel home safely. Essential employees, including those who are responsible for clearing and removing snow, ensuring public safety and maintaining the campus, are expected to report for their scheduled shifts. Anyone concerned about their safety should contact their department chair or supervisor, respectively.
Additionally, please take note of the following changes to operating status:
- All libraries will close at noon today;
- Goldstein Student Center on South Campus and Schine Student Center on North Campus will close at noon;
- The Barnes Center at The Arch and all other satellite recreation facilities are closed today; however, staff are working and available to students; and
- The University’s Child Care Centers will close at 11 a.m.
Syracuse University will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the weekend. Any change in the University’s operating status will be announced via the University’s emergency broadcast notification system and will carry the notice SU WEATHER ALERT. Please be sure your Orange Alert settings are always up to date in MySlice.
SU WEATHER ALERT information will be announced via the following communications channels:
- 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/88.3 and other local media outlets.
Only Syracuse University’s Internal Communications and Media Relations teams are authorized to transmit to the news media and the campus community announcements about closings, work-schedule changes or class-start delays.
To learn more about winter weather preparedness, please visit the Department of Public Safety’s website.