Curtailed Operations

USNH policy - Curtailed operations compensation for PAT, EE, AA, FY Faculty (Exempt)

USNH policy - Curtailed operations compensation for OS (Non-Exempt)   

Communication to UNH Campus Community
From: Christopher D. Clement, Sr. - VP for Finance & Administration- November 3, 2015
RE:  Winter 2015/2016 Curtailed Operations – Normal Work Week and Weekends

As we approach the winter season, I want to remind each of you of the university’s policies and procedures for declaring curtailed operations. The decision to curtail operations is made when the campus is, or is expected to be, unprepared for parking, pedestrian traffic, and when local road conditions preclude continuation of bus service and/or there are utility and power outages that impact our working environment. The goal is to make the announcement by 4 a.m. if possible. A declaration of curtailed operations means that only personnel who perform priority support services are required to report to work or to remain at work. If you are unsure whether your position is considered priority in a weather emergency, please check with your supervisor. If you are not considered priority, please do not travel to campus.

[NOTE CHANGE]: Once operations are curtailed, announcements will be made via the following outlets:

  • The UNH Alert-Roam Secure System will be activated. Sign up now at
  • UNH Home page
  • An email message will be sent via directed communication
  • Storm Information Line (862-0000)
  • DO NOT call the police department to inquire about curtailed operations 


Transportation: Wildcat Transit and Campus Connector will be out of service during curtailed operations.
For more information:

Dining: When the university curtails operations, Holloway Commons and Philbrook Hall will operate from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. All other dining venues will close until the university reopens. For more information:

 Access to buildings: Campus buildings are locked during curtailed operations. If you must have access during curtailed operations please see your supervisor about obtaining a key. DO NOT call the police department to give you access.

 UNH is a walking northern New England campus. Snow and ice are a fact of life in our climate. If we do not declare curtailed operations, all offices are open and all classes are held as scheduled but please use common sense.

  • Wear proper footwear
  • Staff: if you don’t feel safe traveling to campus stay home and utilize vacation or earned time, or use accrued compensatory time.  Prior arrangements must be made with your supervisor to take advantage of another flexible work arrangement as outlined in USNH’s Flexible Work Alternatives Policy:
  • Faculty: if you don’t feel safe traveling to campus please make special effort to contact your students, especially commuter students, so that no one travels to UNH unnecessarily.
  • To report incidents and injuries:

NOTE: The university’s winter parking ban runs from Dec. 1 through March 31 and is in effect nightly regardless of weather. Make yourself familiar with what lots are open and when:

NOTE: UNH Manchester, UNH School of Law, and Cooperative Extension County offices make weather-related decisions independent of UNH Durham.