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Inclement Weather Procedures

Should weather conditions create potentially hazardous conditions, Lindenwood University (LU) will evaluate the situation and take into consideration the safety of faculty, staff, and students as well as the services that must be provided despite the inclement weather.  After this careful evaluation and depending on the hazardous weather conditions (e.g., tornado, snow/ice, etc.), an alert will be sent to applicable students, faculty, and staff via a Rave system text message and Lionmail, as necessary.  This alert will detail the appropriate action required of faculty, staff, and students as well as essential services that must be provided despite the occurrence of inclement weather.

In the unlikely event that LU alters the normal work and/or class schedule, an announcement will be posted on the University’s homepage (lindenwood.edu and belleville.lindenwood.edu).  An announcement will also be distributed via Lionmail, the Rave system, and local media stations or whatever is deemed most appropriate for the weather conditions.

Separate announcements may be made regarding evening classes, where evening classes are defined as those classes starting at or after 4 p.m.

Only the President (or, in the President’s absence, the Provost or Associate Provost) has the authority to cancel classes in the event of severe weather.  The University maintains its teaching, research, and service activities in accordance with established schedules and operational demands.  To this end, suspension or cancellation of classes due to inclement weather will be avoided whenever possible.  Because certain essential functions of the University must be provided at all times, campus operations will not be suspended in the event of severe weather even though classes may be canceled.


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