Severe Weather Closing Procedures

The president may invoke one of the following three options: Highlighted copy is how the message will be stated in news announcements.

Bloomsburg University, Compressed Classes at 10 a.m./Liberal Leave

If the classes and/or administrative office day have yet to begin, the compressed class schedule (see below) will be put into effect.

Essential employees must report at the regular time, unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. All staff employees must report on time or utilize liberal leave.

Bloomsburg University, Classes Cancelled/Liberal Leave

This decision will be made prior to or during the class and/or administrative office schedule. If the class schedule has begun, classes may be curtailed for the remainder of the day at a designated hour including evening classes (4:30 p.m. and later).

Essential employees (see below) must remain and/or report, unless otherwise directed by their supervisor, and all offices are open. All staff employees must report on time, remain at work or utilize liberal leave.

Bloomsburg University, Closed

In extreme weather conditions the university will be closed.

Essential employees (see below) must remain and/or report, unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. Other employees are not required to take leave.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Classes beginning between     Adjusted meeting time
8 to 8:50 a.m. 10 to 10:40 a.m.
9 to 9:50 a.m. 10:50 to 11:30 a.m.
10 to 10:50 a.m. 11:40 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
11 to 11:50 a.m. 12:30 to 1:10 p.m.
12 to 12:50 p.m. 1:20 to 2 p.m.
1 to 1:50 p.m. 2:10 to 2:50 p.m.
2 to 2:50 p.m. 3 to 3:40 p.m.
3 to 4:15 p.m. 3:50 to 4:50 p.m.
4:30 to 5:45 p.m. 5 to 6:15 p.m.
6 p.m. and later 6:30 p.m. to end of class  

Tuesday and Thursday

Classes beginning between     Adjusted meeting time
8 to 9:10 a.m. 10 to 11 a.m.
9:30 to 10:45 a.m. 11:10 to 12:10 p.m.
11 to 12:15 p.m. 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
2 to 3:15 p.m. 2:40 to 3:40 p.m.
3:30 to 4:45 p.m. 3:50 to 4:50 p.m.
5 to 6:15 p.m. 5 to 6:15 p.m.
6 p.m. and later 6:30 p.m. to end of class

Essential Employees/Departments

The following departments are considered essential in the event of a university delay/closing due to hazardous conditions unless otherwise notified by the appropriate vice president. Employees assigned to these departments are expected to report for their scheduled shift in the event of a university delay/closing.

There are three possible situations, each requiring a different definition of essential personnel. It is understood that unusual, unanticipated circumstances may necessitate management bringing in other departments or personnel in any of these situations.

Situation 1: Winter Break - (no students or employees on campus except Utility Plant and Police). Utility Plant and Police are considered essential.

Situation 2: Semester Break - (no students on campus; staff employees on campus). The following departments are considered essential--Utility Plant, Grounds, Garage/Transportation, Police.

Situation 3: University is in full session - (students, faculty and staff on campus). The following departments are considered essential--Police, all employees assigned in the Physical Plant (except employees assigned in the Planning and Construction Department and the clerical staff), Library personnel (designated personnel in Access and Reference Services), Networking and Telecommunications manager, Technology Support Services (one systems administrator), Residence Life staff, Student Health Center, Food Services, Recreation Center, and designated Kehr Union staff.

In departments where there is more than one shift, employees are to report for their scheduled shift, unless otherwise notified.

 

Message Outlets

Along with BU's Facebook and Twitter, you can learn about weather impact on university hours at the following:

    University Police 570-389-4168
    WNEP-TV (16)
    WBRE-TV (28)
    WYOU-TV (22)
    WKOK (AM 1070)