West Virginia University is urging faculty, staff and students to use caution if traveling this morning in inclement weather.

As of 9 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 21) the University remains open and classes are in session, but officials will continue to monitor the weather situation as the day continues.

Students and employees should use good judgment, in deciding whether to attend classes or come to work based on the road and weather conditions in their individual locations, according to Narvel Weese, WVU’s vice president for administration and finance.

Academic Affairs officials also remind students and employees to exercise good judgment when venturing out.

“Students should notify their professors, and employees their supervisors if they are unable to come to class or work,” Provost Michele Wheatly said. “In return, professors and supervisors are asked to be understanding in these instances. Supervisors should consult with department chairs or Human Resources officials if questions arise.

The PRT is not operational due to weather conditions, but buses are transporting passengers between stations, except at the Walnut Street station. Scheduled Visitor Center tours have been canceled. Also, WVU Lifetime Activities Program classes are canceled today. The parking office will close at 3 p.m.

The Festival of Ideas event scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Erickson Alumni Center today is still set to go forward.

The University community can follow WVU weather updates on the following channels:

The Division of Human Resources reminds supervisors that, unless the University is closed, employees who do not work their scheduled shift may take annual leave, compensatory time off or – at the supervisors’ discretion – be permitted to make up those hours. To access that policy go to: http://www.hr.wvu.edu/policies/wvu_hr_13_facility_utility_disruption_policy .

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