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WVU Alert: In-person class schedule adjusted Friday (Jan. 19)

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In-person classes with a start time prior to 11 a.m. will be canceled on the West Virginia University Morgantown Campus Friday (Jan. 19) due to anticipated inclement weather and worsening road conditions. Online classes will not be affected.

Students should report to classes with a start time of 11 a.m. or later. Tests and assignments due prior to 11 a.m. Friday will be due at the next class period. WVU Health Sciences faculty, staff and students who work in patient care areas or in clinical rotations should check with their dean, program director or clinic manager.

Resident dining locations will open at 9 a.m. and select retail dining locations will open at 11 a.m. The PRT will begin operations at 10 a.m. Campus tours are canceled for Friday.

The remainder of the University will operate on a normal schedule; however, WVU students and employees should call ahead before venturing out to ensure locations and services are open as conditions may change or services may be limited.

Employees and students should use good judgment when traveling in inclement weather. If students cannot get to class because of adverse weather or road conditions, they should contact their instructors as soon as possible. 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.

Supervisors are asked to be flexible and understanding with staff members to accommodate child care and potentially hazardous road conditions, and working remotely should be encouraged where possible.

University officials will continue to closely monitor reports from the National Weather Service, as well as state, local and campus conditions to provide additional updates as necessary.

Updates will be provided through a variety of outlets, including the WVU Alert system, MIX email and, MOUNTAINEER E-News, email and Social media accounts such as @WVUsafety on X and the WVU Safety and Wellness Facebook will also share updates.

Decisions regarding the WVU Tech and Potomac State College campuses are made separately based on local conditions. WVU Extension will follow its internal inclement weather policy, which can be found at

A WVU Alert is part of the University's three-tiered emergency notification system.



Executive Director of Communications
WVU University Relations

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