Winter Weather FAQs

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Students and Families

Get NinerReady by reviewing the winter weather safety resources and tips on Emergency Management’s website. Resources are also available on readync.org.
Family members are able to sign up for both NinerNotices and NinerAlerts. For NinerNotices, family members should complete this webform. To sign up for NinerAlerts, use this form.
Dining options are always available to students regardless of the University’s operating condition. Other services are available, too. You can find the latest information on the Emergency Management website.
The Emergency Management’s website has all the latest information, including links to dining, bookstore and Auxiliary Services hours and other impacted areas, activities and events. You can also follow @UNCCaux on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information. 
The latest information on changes to Niner Transit and other on-campus transportation services is available online or by following @unccparking on Twitter.
CATS will continue to operate the light rail during inclement weather. However, stay up to date with any delays, detours and cancellations with the CATS website and by following CATS on Twitter.
Do not park your car on the roof level of a parking deck when a winter storm event is predicted. The roof level of each parking deck will typically be blocked off during and shortly after an ice or heavy snow event to prevent you from doing so. If you are parked in a surface lot, please consider moving your car to a lower level of a deck during the weather event to help make plowing easier after the storm. If a heavy snowfall is forecasted and time permits, PaTS may issue a notice prompting you to do so.

Exams will be rescheduled as necessary if adverse winter weather conditions warrant it. More information will be provided directly to you via your UNC Charlotte email address and through text message if there is a change in operating condition.

  • Saturday evening exams: Saturday evening exams are rescheduled. Exams scheduled to begin at 6 or 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, will move to the same time on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The University will provide additional information to those affected in a message to UNC Charlotte email accounts.
  • Monday Exams: Exams before 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 are scheduled to the same time and locations on Friday, Dec. 14. Exams at 2 p.m. or later Monday, Dec. 10 will continue as planned.
  • Tuesday Exams: Exams scheduled for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, have been moved to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11. All other exams will continue as scheduled. Note: All exams scheduled for Center City will continue as scheduled.

Additional information will be shared with affected students and faculty by the University. Please monitor your UNC Charlotte email account. Additionally, the new exam schedule is available online.

If you have a conflict with a rescheduled exam, please contact your course instructor to discuss possible accommodations. 
Yes. The residence halls are normally open throughout Winter Break.

It is the policy of UNC Charlotte that students having three examinations on the same day should be allowed to reschedule the middle examination. Students with two examinations scheduled at the same time on the same day should be allowed to reschedule one of the examinations by first contacting their instructors and then documenting the change on the Final Examination Conflict Form.  When a conflict occurs that involves a common exam, priority should be given to the common exam to remain at its scheduled time.

If you have a conflict with a scheduled exam, please contact your course instructor to discuss possible accommodations.

The Registrar’s Office will contact you directly via your UNC Charlotte email address with the new time and location of any rescheduled exams. Additionally, the new exam schedule is available online.
Residence Halls have back-up power for life/safety needs. Other buildings on campus with communal space do have generators that will allow us to feed and house students should the campus experience a loss of power.
 

Faculty and Staff

Get NinerReady by reviewing the winter weather safety resources and tips on Emergency Management’s website. Resources are also available on readync.org.
The University has standards on how to manage each condition change (C1, C2 or C3.) The conditions differ if you are a mandatory employee. Please ask your supervisor if you are unsure if your position is mandatory.
The University will continue to keep the campus community updated on winter weather. Details on how will you be notified can be found on Emergency Management’s website.
No, you may not allow your non-mandatory employees to disregard a Condition 2 or 3 decision. All non-mandatory employees must leave or avoid coming to campus when Condition 2 or 3 is in effect. This is for everyone’s safety, as well as to allow mandatory employees an opportunity to restore the campus to safe and accessible operating conditions.
Yes. Unless you are a mandatory employee, or otherwise required to report to work by your supervisor, you are not to be on campus during a C2. This is for your own safety, as well as to allow mandatory employees an opportunity to restore the campus to safe and accessible operating conditions.
Yes. If you have a teleworking agreement in place with the University, you are expected to work normally if you are capable of doing so (e.g., you have access to University-approved or authorized computing equipment and necessary utilities, such as power and the internet). If you are unable to work due to loss of utilities, you should notify your supervisor and account for your time missed.
Do not park your car on the roof level of a parking deck when a winter storm event is predicted. The roof level of each parking deck will typically be blocked off during and shortly after an ice or heavy snow event to prevent you from doing so. If you are parked in a surface lot, please consider moving your car to a lower level of a deck during the weather event to help make plowing easier after the storm. If a heavy snowfall is forecasted and time permits, PaTS may issue a notice prompting you to do so.
Instructors should discuss any travel issues with their department chair. Also refer to University Policy 202 regarding final examinations. Faculty requesting proctoring should email distanceed@uncc.edu for assistance.  

No. Consult with your department chair and ensure compliance to University Policy 202 regarding final examinations.  Students having three examinations on the same day or two examinations scheduled at the same time should be allowed to reschedule by contacting instructors directly.  Adjustments to such conflicts should be documented on the Final Examination Conflict Form. In the event that a conflict involves a common exam, every effort should be made to allow the student to take the common exam at the scheduled time.

All UNC campuses must ensure that every course offered for academic credit adheres to the standard minimum requirements of instructional time for the semester, and the final exam period is counted toward these minimums. Faculty members cannot cancel an exam but they do have some flexibility in how the exam is administered. Consult your department chair and refer to University Policy 202 regarding final examinations. Faculty requesting proctoring should email distanceed@uncc.edu for assistance.
The instructor should work with the department chair to make accommodations.

 

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