Severe Weather Policy Checklist

Student Services Representative

_____  Campus leader/designee and Academic Leadership decide to make a recommendation on classes being cancelled or the building closed.

_____  Decision will be assisted by Facilities and/or Public Safety staff that may be on site.

_____  Decision to cancel class will be made for the morning by 5:00 AM and an announcement will go out at 6:00 AM.  

_____  Decision to cancel class will be made for the afternoon by 9:30 AM and an announcement will go out at 10:00 AM.

_____  Decision to cancel class will be made for the evening by 2:30 PM and an announcement will go out at 3:00 PM.

_____  Campus Leader or designee ill call the Risk Manager with cancellation of classes or closing of campus using the appropriate statistics as outlined in the Severe Weather Policy Chart and information from www.weather.com.

_____  Campus Leader or designee will put a message on the Emergency Hotline and remember to update it as necessary.

_____  Campus Leader or designee will contact local TV and radio stations.

_____  Campus Leader or designee will activate their call tree as appropriate 


Risk Manager

_____  Risk Manager will contact appropriate Executive Vice Presidents who will then obtain permission from the University President.

_____  Risk Manager will then contact specific Campus Leader or designee to report the decision.

_____  Risk Manager will then contact Public Safety to activate DU Alert to the affected campuses.

_____  Contact University Communications

_____  Contact Website Administration 

_____  Contact Customer Support Center (CSC)

_____  Contact Call Center