Alert

1-26-15 2:27 p.m.

Due to the winter storm, all classes at all UConn campuses starting on Monday, Jan. 26. at 3:30 p.m. or later are canceled.

All UConn campuses are closed on Tuesday, Jan. 27. All UConn classes are canceled. Day and evening essential staff only should report.

The University will send out a communication by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27 about classes and schedules on Wednesday, Jan. 28.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE STORRS CAMPUS COMMUNITY

Parking:

Students with cars on campus should move their vehicles to the North or South garages beginning at 5 p.m. to facilitate snow removal on surface lots. No charge will be assessed after 5 p.m. Cars can remain in the garages at least until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Updates will follow.

Transportation:

Shuttle will run until 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26. There will be no shuttle service on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Shuttle service on Wednesday, Jan. 28 is yet to be determined.

Residence Halls:

Residence halls will remain fully operational. Dining halls will serve meals on their regular schedule.

Campus facilities:

The Homer Babbidge Library, the Student Union, and recreational services including the Field House, will close at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 and will remain closed throughout Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Student health:

Student Health Services will remain open to provide medical care as needed but no appointments will be scheduled. Please call 486-4700 for specific information about service availability. The Counseling and Mental Health Services on-call clinician can be contacted by calling 486-4705.

As always, the personal safety of students, faculty, and staff is the most important consideration. Please use your best judgment when determining whether to travel in inclement weather.

Additional Safety Information

The governor has issued a travel ban and state of emergency beginning at 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26. This does not apply to essential employees.

UConn students should remain in their residence halls during the storm. When outside during or after the storm, always assume that all power lines are "live" - do not go near any fallen power lines - or trees touching fallen power lines - as they can be extremely dangerous.

The UConn Police and Fire departments will remain fully operational and at maximum staffing throughout the storm.

Students may not burn candles in any campus building.

If power is lost, it is likely that the only electronic method of communication available for the University to communicate with students, faculty, and staff will be text message. In light of that, make sure all cell phones are fully charged and avoid using them unnecessarily.

Overview

Campus safety is a vital concern at the University of Connecticut. The University Alert Notification System provides a number of ways in which the University may contact the community in the event of an emergency. The components of the University Alert Notification System include website alerts, email, voice mail, outdoor sirens and Code Blue Phone Kiosks. Each of these components is intended to enhance communications during an emergency situation.

In the event of an emergency, this website will provide the latest information, including possible action. Regular updates will be posted as they become available.

Periodic testing of each of the alert components will be conducted; the University community will be notified in advance of any tests.

In any emergency situation, reacting quickly and calmly is of utmost importance. Obtain general information about University Alert Notification System and learn more about campus safety.

Text Message Alerts

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The University has created a text message alert service as one method by which members of the UConn community may be contacted in the event of an emergency. Please register your cell phone today.

It's easy to do - follow the registration link, log in using your NetID and password, and then enter your cell phone number and provider.

To verify or edit your existing cell phone information, follow the registration link. Log in using your NetID and password to view your information.

Please Note: Our Emergency Notification System does not support Google Voice. As a result, if you use Google Voice as a forwarding service, you will not be able to receive any text messages during Emergency Communications.

Are you a student? Update your information via the Student Administration System.