It’s winter! Now what?

Oct. 7, 2021

Snow,  ice, even rain — it’s winter in Alaska again, which means giving yourself plenty of time to reach your destination safely. 

In case of inclement weather that may affect campus operations, UAF posts information at and via @UAFairbanks on Facebook and Twitter. For class cancelations and other weather-related changes to campus operations, UAF will also send an email to your university email account. 

When there are extreme weather conditions, employees should use their own judgment about whether they need to change their work hours to travel safely between work and home. Employees have the option of taking appropriate leave or working an alternate schedule approved by their supervisors. Supervisors are encouraged to be flexible with employee schedules as needed. Contact Human Resources with questions about leave.

Faculty who can’t make it to class should alert their students and coordinate with them on alternative options. Likewise, students should notify their professors if they cannot attend.

Depending on your location, you might want to review the weather closure policy for areas not in Fairbanks.

Current students and employees can check their contact settings via People not directly affiliated with the university but who would like to receive weather and emergency notifications (e.g., parents of students) can also sign up there. The page includes additional information about how the university communicates during emergencies and is a good site to bookmark for updates.