UPDATE: UW-Madison: Normal Operations Resume Friday

By: Phil Levin Email
By: Phil Levin Email

UPDATED Thursday, December 20, 2012 --- 4:55 p.m.

Information from UW-Madison:

Normal operations, final exams resume Friday and Saturday

The UW-Madison will resume normal operations on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.

All scheduled final exams will take place on Friday and Saturday in the normal manner. Students with questions or concerns about final exams should contact their instructors as soon as possible.

Employees should report to work as usual. Employees with questions or concerns should contact their supervisors.

If you have special circumstances or have additional questions, email snow@mhub.uwpd.wisc.edu. For updates and detailed information, please see http://emergency.wisc.edu.

Your patience and cooperation during this winter storm are deeply appreciated – thank you.


UPDATED Wednesday, December 19, 2012 --- 5:25 p.m.

Press Release from UW-Madison:


MADISON - In response to blizzard warnings issued by the National Weather Service for Madison and Dane County, UW-Madison will be open only for essential operations Thursday. Scheduled, in-person final exam meetings will not be held.

Here are details on how the university community may be impacted:

Students: Students who have finals scheduled for Thursday are asked to await information from their instructors. Instructors have been directed to offer alternative final exams or make grade evaluations based on work to date. Finals on Friday and Saturday are expected to be held as scheduled.

Instructors: Instructors who have finals scheduled for Thursday are directed to contact their students with alternate plans, based on Wednesday's instructions from the Provost's Office. If instructors have questions or need support, contact your department chair or dean's office. In-person exam meetings cannot be held or re-scheduled to Friday or Saturday.

Employees: Employees designated as essential should report to work, following their departmental policies. Other employees will need to use available leave (vacation, personal holiday or compensatory time), or leave without pay, as appropriate to cover the absence. With supervisor approval (if needed), employees may also work at home or in an alternate location. Employees should check with their supervisor if they have questions. Employees can find the guidelines at http://www.news.wisc.edu/ or http://www.news.wisc.edu/21372.

Campus is expected to reopen for normal business Friday. More information about Friday's status will be provided later on Thursday.

If you have special circumstances and have additional questions, email snow@mhub.uwpd.wisc.edu.

For updates on campus operations, events or other closures, visit http://emergency.wisc.edu.


UPDATED Wednesday, December 19, 2012 --- 4:50 p.m.

Tweet from UW-Madison:

Thursday status: Campus open for essential functions only, no in-person final exams.


Posted Tuesday, December 18, 2012 --- 4:50 p.m.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison plans to not cancel class amidst a storm that could accumulate about a foot of snow during finals.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the University says tests should continue as scheduled through Saturday.

In February, 2011, the school canceled class after a blizzard brought about a foot of snow.

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