Adverse Weather Procedures
Weather-related road conditions sometimes necessitate that the
University consider delaying opening, canceling classes, closing,
or remaining open. This decision is made by the Vice President for
Finance and Administration in coordination with the Provost
and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Chief of
Staff/Executive Director of Public Safety.
When the campus remains open during adverse weather, employees
must use their best judgment when it comes to commuting to and from
the workplace. They should not endanger themselves nor ignore the
statements of local officials about traveling during adverse
weather. Staff and faculty should make every effort to notify their
supervisor if they cannot get to work or plan to leave early.
If the decision is to delay, cancel classes, or close, that
information is communicated to the campus community beginning at
5:30am. Notifications are made through www.butler.edu, local radio and
TV stations, email notifications to butler.edu addresses, and
voicemail and text message alerts through Dawg Alert. You can also
find updates via Twitter by following @DawgAlert and ButlerU.
Following are the three designations University officials
Delay:The University will open a designated
number of hours after 8 am.
Classes canceled:Classes are canceled for the
day but the University remains open. In the event of inclement
weather, staff and faculty should use their best judgment when it
comes to commuting to and from the workplace, and make every effort
to notify their supervisor if they cannot get to work.
Closed:The University is officially closed, and
classes are canceled for the day. Some student services, including
the dining hall, will remain open.