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Inclement Weather

Cornell University may change its operating status during and surrounding periods of inclement weather.  At such times, the university has a prescribed method for evaluation and communication of these changes to university staff, faculty, and students. Academic and administrative units are expected to abide by any decision made by central administration regarding operating status.

Policy details


Your local unit's administrative office.

Revision History:

February 7, 2019: Updated some titles and office names.

November 26, 2018: Updated links to "Guidelines for Pay Practices During Inclement Weather" and changed the title "Associate Vice President for University Communications" to "Senior Director for Strategic Communications."

April 12, 2018: Updated URLs, offices, and titles related to Facilities and Campus Services (formerly Infrastructure, Properties and Planning).

January 29, 2018: Updated URLs throughout the policy and added links in the Related Resources to Inclement Weather FAQ and information on the University Faculty website regarding Inclement Weather Shutdowns.