The UNK Severe Weather/School Closing Policy states:
In the event of severe weather, the Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance will contact the director of Police and Parking Services and Facilities Management & Planning Director to determine conditions and weather information. The information is reviewed and a decision is made by the Chancellor. That decision will be relayed to the news media, placed on the University web site, and sent to Faculty, staff, and students by e-mail, phone, and text messaging through the UNKAlert! system. Every attempt will be made to disseminate information by 6:30am for day class cancellation and 3pm for on-campus night and all off campus classes.
- If the University is closed during normal operating hours, the Police and Parking Services Department will notify the campus via e-mail and by using the Emergency Notification System .
If classes are NOT canceled, but an individual travels from outside the Kearney community:
The individual must assess the road conditions which they will need to navigate in order to travel to campus (reference the NE DOR), and calculate the safety risk. Upon decision to travel, proceed with caution, or follow these steps if travel is not taken:
- Contact the professor as soon as possible in regards to your absence
- Be aware of the professor's preferred method of contact (phone, email, etc.)
- Contact the professor sooner rather than later. Do so as early before the class as possible.