Campus news: snow and ice

Student walking in snow, University Hall in background

Winter 2013. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services



As a matter of policy, the UIC campus never closes in extreme weather because residence halls, health care services and research facilities must remain open.

The campus will operate during regularly scheduled hours. Employees are expected to report to work or make arrangements with supervisors according to university regulations.

If individual instructors cancel class, they must notify college and departmental offices and inform students promptly by e-mail or Blackboard. Work must be made up later in the semester.

All classes will be canceled if, in the judgment of the chancellor or provost, the health and safety of students, faculty and staff would be seriously jeopardized. Notification will be made via campus email and emergency text messaging, the UIC website and the UIC Information Line, 312-413-9696, as well as local news media.

University services such as mail delivery and transportation may be suspended.

The UI Hospital will remain open regardless of weather. Staff and students assigned to patient care and support are expected to report even when classes are canceled.

For more information on employee policy related to weather absences, contact Human Resources, Labor and Employee Relations, 312-355-5510.



During and after a winter storm, Facilities Management crews work around the clock to clear building entrances, streets, sidewalks and parking lots. Priority is always given to the hospital and clinics, disability-access entrances and parking spaces, emergency routes and public walkways.

Report problems related to snow and ice to the 24/7 snow removal hotline, 5-SNOW (312-355-7669). Provide location, time and a phone number or e-mail address for follow-up.



A UIC Student Sexual Misconduct website was created in response to federal laws requiring universities to develop policies and provide education to the campus community.

The website is a comprehensive resource for students, faculty and staff. It includes campus policy and procedures, resources and education programs.

The website was created by the Student Response Team, which includes representatives from the UIC Police, Dean of Students, Access and Equity, University Counsel, Campus Advocacy Network, Counseling Center, Campus Housing, Wellness Center, International Services, Campus Programs, Campus Auxiliary Services, and Public Affairs.

Information includes how to report an incident of sexual misconduct, how to get help for yourself or another person, what campus and community resources are available and
information about student rights and confidentiality.

If you have been a victim of sexual misconduct or would like more information, contact the UIC Title IX coordinator at or call 312-996-8670.

For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 312-996-4857



Deadline is Jan. 30 for UIC undergraduates to enter the annual Maurice Prize Competition sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Students should undertake a project of their choice that addresses an issue, showing knowledge, creative use of resources and the ability to work with others to find solutions.

The winner — an individual or team — receives $5,000.

Information sessions about the competition will be held Jan. 16, 1 to 2 p.m., and Jan. 20, 3 to 4 p.m., both in 226 Student Recreation Facility.



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