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Weather Advisory: WIU-Macomb, Quad Cities

January 8, 2018


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Posted 5:30 a.m. Jan. 8

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- Due to winter weather conditions, a University weather advisory has been issued for Western Illinois University's Macomb and Quad Cities campus through 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8. While the University is open for regular business, classes are not in session.

In general, the University will typically remain open provided campus buildings are accessible. In all weather situations, it is ultimately the personal responsibility of faculty, staff and students to make their own decisions regarding attendance and to use their judgment concerning travel conditions. The WIU policy on limiting University operations because of emergency conditions is available in the Administrative Procedures Handbook, which can be viewed at wiu.edu/policies/emergency.php.

The weather advisory allows employees the option to use accrued vacation time, compensatory time or approved leave without pay after notifying their supervisor. An employee who determines that it is not safe to travel will not be subject to discipline for being absent. Supervisors are expected to honor reasonable requests of employees to arrive late or to leave early because of inclement weather.

Winter driving conditions in Illinois can be found at gettingaroundillinois.com

For more information on ways to protect yourself from the cold, see winter safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/duringstorm/outdoorsafety.asp.

Posted By: WIU News (U-Relations@wiu.edu)
Office of University Relations