UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Classes and scheduled activities will continue as planned, unless an official announcement is made.
When weather conditions make travel extremely dangerous or cause serious safety concerns, the Provost and Chancellor will monitor forecasts and road conditions and may decide to declare the cancellation of classes.
A decision to delay or cancel classes scheduled during the regular Monday-Friday period will be communicated through the channels specified below at least two hours prior to the start time for the first classes affected. Cancellation of classes held on Saturday or Sunday is determined by the instructor.
Regardless of whether classes are cancelled centrally, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use their best judgement regarding travel to or from campus, taking their personal safety into consideration.
Many factors go into making decisions whether or not to cancel classes or to close campus. Some factors include:
Communications regarding class cancellation or campus closure will be made as promptly as possible by the public information officer, in collaboration with the University Communications and Marketing Department and DoTS, through the following channels:
Depending on the nature of the communication, the following communications channels may also be utilized:
WCCO Channel 4
KSTP Channel 5
KMSP Channel 9
KARE Channel 11
WEAU Channel 13 (Eau Claire)
WEUX Fox Channel 48 (Eau Claire)
WLAX TV Fox Channel 25 (La Crosse)
WQOW-TV Channel 18 (Eau Claire)
WEVR 106.3 FM, River Falls
WIXK 1590 AM, New Richmond
Winter safety on campus
Please be cautious of snowy and icy conditions that can cause falls. Being prepared for adverse conditions will help to avoid these types of injuries. Remember, no matter how well snow and ice are removed, you will likely still encounter slippery surfaces while walking outside during the winter. Suggestions for a successful walking gait for winter surfaces could integrate some penguin-like qualities:
Thank you for your patience during the snowy season. If you have any questions or comments, call 715-425-3827 for assistance or to report icy or slippery spots so they can be treated.
Inclement Weather for university employees
University employees should consult the university's Inclement Weather Practice Policy in making decisions about any change in work schedules.