Policy Title

Inclement Weather





Policy Number:4.123
Effective Date:09/01/2000
Date Reviewed: 09/01/2000
Last Review Date: Jan 1 2000 12:00AM
Responsible Official: Human Resources
Responsible Office:
Contact Information:

Human Resources

303 Tillman Hall

Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA


803/323-4861 (fax)



1.0 Specific meanings of bold terms seen throughout this policy can be found within the University's policy definition glossary by following the link below.

1.1 http://www.winthrop.edu/policy-definitions-glossary

In the event of hazardous weather, students, faculty, and staff should check their university e-mail or the university Web site, www.winthrop.edu for the most up-to-date information related to class and office schedules. Should you not have access to e-mail, the Web, or other information, call the campus alert line, 803/323-2222. Please do not call Campus Police for closing information, as this will tie up phone lines that may be needed for an emergency.

University Relations staff also will notify, as quickly as possible, the following local media outlets regarding closings and delays:

Radio: WRHI-AM (1340), WBT-AM (1110), WRHM-FM (107), WFAE-FM (90.7), WIBT-FM (96.1), WRFX-FM (99.7), WEND-FM (106.5), WKKT-FM (96.9), WLYT-FM (102.9), WSOC-FM (103)

Television: WCBL-TV (CN2), WBTV (3), WSOC-TV (9), NBC 6 (36), Fox 18

Notices also may be listed in the Herald, Charlotte Observer, and State newspapers, provided decisions to close or delay classes meet publication deadline.

Members of the Winthrop community should use their discretion in judging the safety of traveling to the university during periods of inclement weather.

If a weather incident requires cancelling classes on a weekend, there is a separate policy for that event. Check the Hazardous Weather and Emergency Leave policy for details to help faculty/staff determine how inclement weather affects the work schedule.

Faculty, staff, and students can register cell or landline phone numbers for emergency notification. This number will be used by the university for critical notifications in the event of emergencies, critical weather, or unplanned university closings. Registration is made here: http://asap.winthrop.edu/cellphone/

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