UW Emergency Management

UW’s Inclement Weather Plan

This plan, as an official Annex to the University’s comprehensive emergency management plan, describes the process that the university uses in deciding whether to suspend operations, close, delay opening or provide for early release of employees and events on the campus. The various roles, responsibilities and general procedures are described in this document.  It includes general process for all weather-related closures, including snow/ice, cold, as well as extreme heat and hazardous air-quality.

Inclement Weather Plan: Updated November 22, 2019