Campus News: extreme weather

Front-loader moving snow across from UH

During and after a winter storm, Facilities Management crews work around the clock to clear building entrances, streets, sidewalks and parking lots.


Extreme weather policy

As a matter of policy, the UIC campus never closes in extreme weather because residence halls, health care services and research facilities must remain open.

The campus will operate during regularly scheduled hours during extreme weather conditions. Employees are expected to report to work or make arrangements with supervisors according to university regulations.

If individual instructors cancel class, they must notify college and departmental offices and inform students promptly by e-mail or Blackboard. Work must be made up later in the semester.

All classes will be canceled if, in the judgment of the chancellor or provost, the health and safety of students, faculty and staff would be seriously jeopardized. Notification will be made via campus email and emergency text messaging, the UIC website and the UIC Information Line, 312-413-9696, as well as local news media.

University services such as mail delivery and transportation may be suspended.

The UI Hospital will remain open regardless of weather. Staff and students assigned to patient care and support are expected to report even when classes are canceled.

For more information on employee policy related to weather absences, contact Human Resources, Labor and Employee Relations, 312-355-5510.


Snow removal hotline

During and after a winter storm, Facilities Management crews work around the clock to clear building entrances, streets, sidewalks and parking lots. Priority is always given to the hospital and clinics, disability-access entrances and parking spaces, emergency routes and public walkways.

Report problems related to snow and ice to the 24/7 snow removal hotline, 5-SNOW (312-355-7669). Provide location, time and a phone number or email address for follow-up.


Undergrads can win $5,000

Deadline is Jan. 29 for UIC undergraduates to enter the annual Maurice Prize Competition sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Students should undertake a project of their choice that addresses an issue, showing knowledge, creative use of resources and the ability to work with others to find solutions.

The winner — an individual or team — receives $5,000.


Green projects

The first step for student proposals to help make UIC a greener campus are due Feb. 15 to the Sustainability Fee Advisory Board.

The Sustainability Fee, $3 per semester paid by all UIC students, funds small, short-term projects, helps subsidize larger, long-term projects and helps fund student travel to related conferences.

The advisory board includes students, faculty and staff.

All UIC students and student organizations are eligible to apply.


Boost computer skills

The Academic Computing and Communications Center will host a series of statistical workshops on data management and analysis.

Introductory SPSS workshops take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and 28 in 105b Benjamin Goldberg Research Center.

Post-introductory workshops are scheduled throughout February.

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