Hamline Policies

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Weather Closure

Owner: President's Staff

Pertains to: All students, faculty, and staff

Description: It is Hamline University's policy to conduct classes as scheduled, but sometimes winter storms or other weather situations are so severe that travel is impossible.

Details:

University-wide

It is Hamline University's policy to conduct classes as scheduled, but sometimes winter storms or other weather situations are so severe that travel is impossible.

If adverse weather and/or hazardous travel conditions occur that necessitate canceling or postponing the university's activities, the official announcement will usually be broadcasted over WCCO-AM radio (AM 830) WCCO-TV Channel 4 as well as other media outlets. During the workday, text message alerts may be sent to students and employees signed up (through Piperline) to receive HAMLINE ALERT and/or a Novell Alert may be sent to those working on a computer.

In addition, you may call (651) 523-5555 for school closing information. If a non-weather emergency occurs, Hamline's Safety and Security Office should be contacted at (651) 523-2100.

Undergraduate and graduate student statement

In the event that schools and businesses in the vicinity where a commuting student lives have closed due to inclement weather and Hamline University has chosen not to close, the individual commuting student should determine whether it is safe to drive to Hamline for classes. Should the commuting student elect not to attend, the student should notify the instructor as soon as possible. The student will not be penalized for not attending class, but the student will be required to complete any missed assignments or exams.

For graduate-level learning communities, each community establishes a system for class cancellation. Because of the diverse locations, class cancellation occurs locally and is determined by each community's facilitator.

Law student statement

Classes will be held at the Law School unless all university activities and classes are canceled.

The School of Law is governed by the rules and standards of the American Bar Association regarding attendance and actual class hours. If classes are canceled for any reason, there must be make-up sessions. Therefore, classes are rarely canceled for inclement weather. If you have questions, contact the Law Registrar's Office at 651-523-2130.