Update: UW-Stevens Point remains open Jan. 28, 2014
UW-Stevens Point will
remain open for business, and classes will be held Tuesday.
Because dangerously cold
weather is expected to continue through Wednesday morning, students and
employees are encouraged to use discretion in deciding whether they can travel
safely to and from campus. It is important that students contact their
instructors if they do not plan to attend.
Everyone is urged to
dress appropriately for the cold. This includes wearing a hat, mittens and coat
and keeping skin covered. Instructors are expected to be flexible with
attendance policies during this period, particularly for students who may have
health conditions or mobility disabilities.
Students are aware of a
new policy that requires
instructors to take attendance at least once during the first eight days of the
semester. If you notify your instructor that you are not able to attend class
Tuesday because of the weather, your absence will not be counted.
Supervisors are expected
to honor reasonable requests of employees to arrive late or to leave early
because of inclement weather.
Parents who work at
UW-Stevens Point may need to find child care Tuesday. Our inclement weather
policy provides several options. If you cannot report to work, contact your
supervisor. You may use paid leave, other than sick leave, with your
supervisor’s permission, or leave without pay if none is available. An employee
may make up some or all of the time missed, if the supervisor approves. See the
complete Human Resources policy below.
Outdoor activities are to
be rescheduled or moved indoors for the duration of the severe cold.
If there are heat or
other building related issues, please call Facilities Services at 715-346-4219.
We want all faculty, staff
members, students and their families to be safe. Please use appropriate
precautions when outside during extreme cold. Again, if your circumstances make
travel hazardous, contact your supervisor or instructor.
Please see this previous
message for valuable cold temperature safety information: https://mypoint.uwsp.edu/announcements/ViewAnnouncement.aspx?ID=10007025.
We will continue to
monitor the weather. Check email and the UW-Stevens Point website for any
possible changes in campus status.