Forecasters are calling for another mild winter, but that doesn't mean Mother Nature will play nice. Here are some things to remember when you awaken on a workday to sub-zero temperatures, howling winds and blowing snow.
Cancellations and closures
For information on cancellations and closures, check the:
- University homepage
- Campus information center, 4-4357
- Local radio and TV stations
Where to park
Severe weather policies and information
ISU Policy Library: "Severe Weather and Emergency Closings"
AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement (PDF): See Article XI, Section 6, "Severe Weather/Emergency Closings"
If your usual parking lot hasn't been cleared of snow by 7:30 a.m., parking is available at:
- Iowa State Center (lots A3, A4, B5 and B6); CyRide will shuttle drivers to campus via the free orange route
- Lots 29 and 30, north of Molecular Biology
- Lot 41, north of General Services Building
If classes are canceled, but the university is not closed
- University offices will remain open
- Employees who can't make it to work should contact their immediate supervisors
- Employees may request to make up the time, use vacation or take leave without pay
- Staff covered by collective bargaining agreements should refer to language in the severe weather part of the contract
If the university is officially closed
- Classes are canceled and most university offices are closed
- Vital operational areas (police, parking, food service, power plant, animal care, critical maintenance or snow removal) generally are not closed; employees should follow specific policies established for those areas
- Some staff members whose offices are closed may elect to work regular hours, with supervisor approval