We are committed to your safety
through emergency preparedness
and notification when Severe
Weather occurs at FSU by utilizing
BRONCO ALERTS, Local TV and
|Type of Adverse Weather Condition Announced in Local Media||Effect of Adverse Weather Condition on Campus Buildings||Effect of Adverse Weather Condition on Individuals Designated as Essential Personnel*||Effect of Adverse Weather Condition on Students and Nine-month Faculty||Effect of Adverse Weather Condition on SPA Staff, EPA Non-Teaching Staff and Administrators|
|Classrooms closed until announced delayed opening time.||Employees in Police Department, Facilities Management, Residence Life, and other designated areas must report to work per regular schedule.||Should not report to campus for classes until delayed opening time.||Report to work per regular schedule or take vacation, comptime or bonus leave or leave without pay.|
Offices Delayed Opening
|Classrooms closed until announced delayed opening time. Campus offices closed until announced delayed opening time.||Employees in Police Department, Facilities Management, Residence Life, and other designated areas must report to work per regular schedule.||Should not report to campus for classes until delayed opening time.||Report to work per delayed schedule or take vacation, comptime or bonus leave or leave without pay.|
|Classrooms closed all day.||Employees in Police Department, Facilities Management, Residence Life, and other designated areas must report to work per regular schedule.||Should not report for classes all day.||Report to work per regular schedule or take vacation, comptime or bonus leave or leave without pay.|
|University Closed||All university buildings (with the exception of residence halls and dining hall) closed to all students, faculty, and staff.||Should not report for classes or other activities all day. All buildings except as noted will be closed to all activities.||Should not report to campus all day. Employees will not have to make up the time.|
* Additional employees or groups of employees may be designated as essential and thereforerequired to report to work depending on the type of or severity of the emergency at hand.
Adverse Weather Procedures
During inclement weather, the Office of the Provost, in consultation with Police and Public Safety and Facilities Management, determines whether classes will be delayed, canceled or held as scheduled. When inclement weather occurs overnight or in the very early morning, the decision concerning classes is usually made and announced by 6 a.m. The decision to cancel evening classes, which are those classes that begin at 6 p.m. or later, is usually made and announced by 3:30 p.m. Unexpected snow or ice and worsening weather conditions can alter these timelines.
Late Start Class Schedule
If day classes are delayed, the University operates on the Late Start Class Schedule).
Staff Flex Schedule
If day classes are delayed, staff flex hours are in effect. Staff Flex Hours provide a two-hour window for staff to report to work in the morning during an official "Late Start." Staff members may use earned compensatory, bonus, and vacation leave to pay for the lost hours, or may make up the time within the same month. This two-hour window may not be an option for certain staff members designated for emergency operations. Please refer to the University's adverse weather leave guidelines.
If classes are delayed, it is important to know that one component of this decision is that the Facilities Management staff has determined that they can get the snow removed in priority areas and create passable conditions for the campus.
FSU Severe Weather Notifications
The National Weather Service (NWS) issues severe thunderstorm, winter storm, hurricane and tornado watches and warnings for Cumberland County. The University issues emergency notifications/ Bronco Alert notifications in accordance with our emergency notification procedures and policy.
The FSU Department of Police and Public Safety (DPPS) regularly monitors the NWS to determine if a warning issued at the county level indicates a safety concern on campus. A campus notification/Bronco Alert will be issued for a severe thunderstorm, winter, hurricane or tornado warning which will apply to all FSU students, visitors, contractors and employees.
For more information on what to do during a severe thunderstorm, winter storm, hurricane and tornado watch or warning, please visit the www.uncfsu.edu/emergency website.
The University does not issue campus notifications/Bronco Alerts for severe thunderstorm, winter storm, hurricane and tornado watches because the majority of campus activities are not adversely impacted. Should inclement weather warrant the delay or cancellation of classes, a notification will be sent via email and/or Bronco Alert.
University departments and units must determine the safety impact of weather on outdoor activities and adjust accordingly.
Late starts and class cancellations are announced on the FSU Hotline (910-672-2929), the notification is activated on FSU's home page, and an e-mail announcement is sent to faculty, staff and students' campus e-mail accounts.
News Services notifies area TV and radio stations. Historically, the Hotline and FSU's home page have been more reliable than media outlets because the University is able to post and change messages faster than media outlets.