West Virginia University has extended the cancellation of classes on the Morgantown campus until 1 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 20) due to inclement weather and road conditions. In-person instruction with a start time prior to 1 p.m. are canceled today. Online classes and those in hybrid form that are scheduled to meet today will not be affected and will continue as planned.
Students on clinical rotations should check in with their program directors for additional guidance.
The remainder of the University, including dining, buses and COVID-19 testing, will operate on a normal schedule.
“This has been a fast-moving system. We are continuing to work with the Division of Highways, county and local partners to monitor this evolving situation. Crews are working quickly to clear roadways and walkways,” Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Rob Alsop said.
If students cannot get to class because of adverse weather or road conditions, they should contact their instructors as soon as possible. Tests and assignments due prior to 1 p.m. Wednesday will be due at the next class period.
“We encourage our faculty to be understanding in these circumstances and to make adjustments to course materials, assignments and tests as needed,” Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Maryanne Reed said.
If faculty are unable to get to class, they are also asked to notify their students as soon as possible so that students do not embark on unnecessary travel.
Employees and students should use good judgment when traveling to work or class in inclement weather.
“I ask our students to remember that we are still in the midst of a pandemic so, in addition to being careful of icy and snowy conditions, please also continue to practice physical distancing, wear a mask and follow the health and safety guidelines,” Dean of Students Corey Farris said.
Employees should work with their supervisors to take annual leave or flex their schedule if they are unable to get to work. Supervisors are asked to be flexible and understanding with their direct reports if they are unable to make it to work.
University officials continue to closely monitor reports from the National Weather Service and will provide updates if necessary.
WVU students and employees should watch for these updates through a variety of outlets including:
• A text alert
• enews.wvu.edu for faculty and staff
• MIX e-mail and Unews.
Potomac State College’s policy can be found at https://www.potomacstatecollege.edu/about/inclement-weather.
WVU Extension Service will follow its internal inclement weather policy, which can be found at https://employees.extension.wvu.edu/human-resources/current-employees/inclement-weather.
WVU Extension Service will follow its internal inclement weather policy, which can be found at https://employees.extension.wvu.edu/human-resources/current-employees/inclement-weather
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