Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The decision to curtail operations at UNH is made when the campus is unprepared for parking and pedestrian traffic, local road conditions require the suspension of bus service, or there are utility and power outages that impact our working environment.

When possible, the curtailment announcement is made by 4 a.m. At that point, only employees who perform priority support services are required to report to work/remain at work. If you are unsure if your position is considered priority in a weather emergency, check with your supervisor. If you are not considered priority, do not travel to campus.

Curtailed operations are announced via the following outlets:

  • UNH Alert-RAVE System. Sign up here.
  • UNH Porta
  • Email via directed communication
  • Storm Information Line (862-0000)
  • More detailed information can be found here.

Do not call the police department to inquire about curtailed operations.

USNH Policy: Visit unh.edu/hr/curtailed-operations for links to the USNH employee (exempt and non-exempt) policies

Transportation: Wildcat Transit and Campus Connector will not operate during curtailed operations. For more information: unh.edu/transportation

Dining: Holloway Commons and Philbrook Hall will operate from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. during curtailed operations. All other dining venues will close until the university reopens. For more information: unh.edu/dining

Access to buildings: Durham campus buildings are locked during curtailed operations. If you must have access, contact  your supervisor about obtaining a key. Do not call the police department to give you access.

UNH Durham 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 policy (USY V.C.21) or described on the UNH HR web site:  unh.edu/hr/workplace-flexibility
  • Faculty: if you don’t feel safe traveling to the Durham 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: unh.edu/hr/workers-comp

NOTE: The university’s winter parking ban (WPB) commences January 2nd and concludes on April 1st, although start/end dates may be adjusted by official announcement if weather predictions require.  While in effect, the WPB is in force 12:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m., every night regardless of weather conditions.  Make yourself familiar with what lots are open, closed, and when at: unh.edu/transportation/winter-parking-ban
NOTE: UNH Manchester, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, and Cooperative Extension County offices make weather-related decisions independent of UNH Durham.