Classes online, essential operations only Feb. 2

UIC ALERT: Due to anticipated winter weather conditions and out of an abundance of caution, the UIC campus, including UIC Law, will reduce in-person operations Wednesday, Feb. 2. The conditions will continue to be monitored and an update will be shared tomorrow about the status of operations for Thursday and Friday.

Instruction and Libraries

  • On-site classes and labs scheduled for Wednesday should move online, if feasible. If this transition is not manageable, alternative educational experiences or cancellation are options.
  • Instructors should communicate directly with students about weather-related plans as soon as possible. Students should watch their email and/or refer to the syllabus. Instructors can visit UIC Help Center for Teaching and Learning support services.
  • Classes and campus activities already online or remote should meet as planned.
  • UIC Libraries in Chicago will be open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday. UIC Law Library and the regional health sciences libraries in Rockford and Peoria will follow the directives of those college deans about opening and closing.

Clinical operations and essential services

  • Clinical activities, including educational activities in the health sciences colleges, will continue as scheduled. The health sciences colleges will communicate directly with students.
  • The hospital, clinics and UIC dental clinics will continue normal operations.
  • University-defined essential units that provide critical operations and services at the university regardless of weather conditions will also continue normal operations.
  • Employees coming to campus may wish to park in parking structures to allow for snow removal on surface parking lots.

Remote work

  • Employees who do not work in essential function areas, such as facility operations, public safety, student affairs, critical research areas, patient care and hospital operations, should plan to work remotely Wednesday (with approval by your unit).
  • Employees who cannot work remotely and are unable to work in-person due to the weather, must use appropriate leave benefit time.

Events, transportation and facilities

  • On-campus saliva testing will be closed Wednesday. Individuals currently required to test should test as soon as testing sites reopen. If an individual falls out of testing compliance while the sites are closed, they will not be subject to disciplinary action during that time.
  • Scheduled events on campus may be affected. Please check with organizers for specific details.
  • Campus residential housing will continue normal operations, including food service.
  • Student Center East and Student Center West will continue normal operations.
  • The Recreation Centers and Children’s Center will open at 9 a.m.
  • Technology Solutions will continue to provide support through help.uic.edu.
  • Facility emergencies and building access requests should be reported to Facilities Customer Support 24/7 at 312-996-7511.
  • UIC buses, shuttles, paratransit service and Night Ride will operate on a regular schedule, however, delays may occur due to weather. For specific information on routes and times, consult the Transloc route service on your mobile device.
  • UIC Parking offers motorist assistance by calling 312-355-0555.

Activities at UIC regional campuses in Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield and Urbana will be determined based on local weather conditions and any operational updates will be communicated by the colleges in those locations.

For more information on weather-related policies, visit https://vcas.uic.edu/extreme-weather-emergency-conditions.

Updates will be provided to the campus as needed via UIC ALERT e-mail, SMS/text messaging to subscribed mobile phones, the UIC.edu website and social media.

For the latest forecast information, visit http://www.weather.gov/chicago.