January 12, 2024
Dear Members of the University Community,
We are closely monitoring the inclement weather in the Chicago region today through Saturday morning.
Many University services remain open during this period, but due to the severe weather, individual University offices and facilities may curtail some activities scheduled for Friday and Saturday while maintaining critical care and other essential functions. Check the websites of specific UChicago offices/facilities for any schedule changes due to the storm.
The University will continue to monitor the National Weather Service’s forecasts, including watches and warnings, and will communicate any further changes to overall campus operations as needed. You can also refer to the UChicago Safe Social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, X) and the Department of Safety and Security’s website for the latest information.
- Services in support of students, such as dining halls and UChicago Student Wellness, will continue to operate. Students who have medical or mental health appointments are advised to reconfirm with their provider prior to commencing any travel.
- Personnel in UChicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Division who perform clinical or other essential functions will be expected to work and should plan with caution. Other UChicago Medicine employees should consult with their supervisors with questions regarding their roles and assignments.
- Essential safety personnel, including employees with the University of Chicago Police Department and Facilities Services, will continue to provide key services. Security officers will be removed from outdoor posts if conditions reach unsafe levels; "green light" safety ambassador vehicle patrols will continue to operate.
- Transportation services, including shuttle buses, will operate on schedule unless conditions make that impossible or unsafe. We will post about service delays or suspensions on Transloc and the Department of Safety & Security website.
Please use caution in planning any travel during this time and take extra precautions if you must travel. Consult the Illinois Department of Transportation for the latest road conditions in Illinois. The University of Chicago Police Department will continue to operate 24 hours a day; in the event of an urgent situation, contact UCPD at 773-702-8181 or dial 911 in an emergency.
We thank all University personnel with duties that are essential in such times, for their help in ensuring the University's core functions remain in operation.
Dean of Students in the University
Eric M. Heath
Associate Vice President for Safety & Security