Winterim Classes Canceled Tuesday, Jan. 28

January 28th, 2014

Due to the wind-chill advisory, Winterim classes for Tuesday, Jan. 28, have been canceled UNTIL 4 P.M.
Further information regarding evening classes on Tuesday, Jan. 28, will be communicated by 1 p.m.
Online classes are not canceled. The campus remains open.

Winterim Classes Canceled at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27

January 27th, 2014

UW-Parkside is canceling Winterim session classes beginning at 5 p.m. today, Monday, Jan. 27, through 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. An announcement on future class schedules will be made by 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. Updates will be posted on the UW-Parkside website and on university social media pages.
The cancellations are a result of the wind-chill warning issued Monday morning by the National Weather Service, which begins at 9 p.m. Monday and concludes at noon Tuesday.
Online classes are not canceled. Campus facilities will remain open and other university operations will continue as scheduled.
Employees are encouraged to take appropriate precautions for the cold. In the event that employees can’t safely travel to campus or there are school closings that require alternate childcare arrangements, employees should notify supervisors. If employees choose to take time off, they should use vacation time or a personal day.
The UW-Parkside Police and Public Safety Department will be available to assist anyone who may experience difficulty with their vehicle while on campus or provide help to individuals who have trouble gaining access to facilities. The non-emergency number for UW-Parkside Police is 262-595-2455.

Winterim Classes Begin Wednesday, Jan. 8

January 7th, 2014

With temperatures forecast to rise during the remainder of the week, 2014 Winterim classes will begin Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Winterim Classes Canceled Tuesday, Jan. 7

January 6th, 2014

Due to extreme cold temperatures, UW-Parkside Winterim classes are canceled Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Classes are scheduled to begin Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Winterim Classes Canceled Today, Monday, Jan. 6

January 6th, 2014

Winterim Classes Canceled Monday, Jan. 6 – university remains open

January 5th, 2014

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is canceling its winter session classes Monday, Jan. 6, due to the severe cold temperatures that are forecast for the day. However, campus facilities will remain open and other university operations will continue as scheduled. A decision on Tuesday’s classes (Jan. 7) will be made later on Monday as more information becomes available on the weather conditions.

Employees are encouraged to take appropriate precautions for the cold. In the event that employees can’t safely travel to campus or there are school closings that require alternate childcare arrangements, employees should notify supervisors. If employees choose to take time off, they should use vacation time or a personal day.

The UW-Parkside Police and Public Safety Department will be available to assist anyone who may experience difficulty with their vehicle while on campus or provide help to individuals who have trouble gaining access to facilities. The non-emergency number for UW-Parkside Police is 262-595-2455.

Inclement Weather Policies

October 22nd, 2013

University of Wisconsin-Parkside inclement weather policies draw important distinctions between “cancelling classes,” and “closing the university.” During a weather emergency, a decision may be made to: 1. hold classes and keep the university open; 2. cancel classes and keep the university open; 3. close the university.

Inclement Weather – Classes Not Cancelled

Faculty and staff who cannot get to campus will notify their unit or departmental offices as early as possible.

Inclement Weather – All Classes Cancelled

When all classes are cancelled and the university remains open, employees must use their own judgment in reporting to work. Decisions affecting morning and afternoon classes are ordinarily made by 6 a.m.; decisions affecting evening classes that start after 4:30 p.m. are ordinarily made in the early afternoon (see Notification below).

Inclement Weather – University Closed

When the university is closed and all classes are cancelled, employees are not required to report to work. However, there are campus operations that must continue despite the weather: campus police, snow removal, power plant, food service for residential students, etc. For employees in those areas, please contact your supervisor for schedule details. If the university is closed, the Human Resources Department will inform employees about the proper method for reporting “lost time.”

Notification

If all classes are cancelled OR if the university is closed due to inclement weather, a notice will be posted on the UW-Parkside website home page (www.uwp.edu) and emergency page, and will be sent by email to all faculty, staff, and students.

Those who subscribe to the Ranger Alert will receive a “classes cancelled” or “university closed” text message via cell phone. Here is the link to sign up for Ranger Alert: https://www.uwp.edu/departments/safety/ranger.alert/.

You may also access this information through the UW-Parkside information line (262-595-2345) and on the area radio and television stations listed below.

The radio and television stations ordinarily confine announcements to stating only whether the university is open or closed, and the announcement may not make the distinction between classes being cancelled and the university being closed. It’s always a good idea to check the UW-Parkside website for the most accurate information.

Kenosha Radio Stations – WLIP (1050 AM), WIIL (95.1 FM), WGTD (91.1 FM);

Racine Radio Stations – WRJN (1400 AM) or WEZY (92.1 FM);

Milwaukee Radio Stations – WTMJ (620 AM), WKTI (94.5 FM, WEMP (1250 AM), WMYX (99.1 FM), KISS (103.7 FM), WISN (1130 AM), The Brew (97.3 FM), V-100 (100.7 FM), WOKY (920 AM), Milwaukee’s 95.7 FM;

Milwaukee TV stations – WTMJ (Channel 4), WITI (Channel 6), WISN (Channel 12 – themilwaukeechannel.com);

Chicago Information: (www.emergencyclosings.com) or Radio Stations – WBBM (780 AM), WGN (720 AM) and Chicago TV Stations – Channels 2, 5, 7, 9, and 32.

Radio and television stations will receive class cancellation information for that day no later than 6:30 a.m. If UW-Parkside is not mentioned by the media, assume the university is open and classes are being held.

Employee Information

Even though classes are cancelled, there are campus operations that must continue despite the weather: campus police, snow removal, power plant, food service for residential students, etc. When classes are cancelled, employees are instructed to “use their judgment” as to whether or not to report to work.

Emergency.uwp.edu updated

March 22nd, 2010

Emergency.uwp.edu has recently been updated. Please use the links to the right to read the Ranger Emergency Guide, sign up for Ranger Alerts, etc. Check this site frequently for information about UW-P outages, emergency information, and other important information.