The University of Cincinnati will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, due to severe cold weather. The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine (including all administrative offices, the Reading Campus, Hoxworth Blood Center and University Health Services Clinic at Holmes) will open at normal hours.
On the University's Academic Health Center campus, the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences and Nursing will be closed. Students at these colleges should follow their college’s inclement weather plan.
The Harrison Health Sciences Library will be open beginning at 7:30 a.m.
More information about the university's snow policy as it pertains to the College of Medicine:
• All employees in the College of Medicine are considered "essential employees” and are expected to report to work or remain at work as scheduled during emergency closings.
• Any employee who is required to work but unable to do so as scheduled, for whatever reason, must contact their administrative manager at least one hour in advance of the employee's starting time to report their absence.
• Essential hourly employees who do not report to work must use vacation, compensatory time or time off without pay.
• Essential employees who live in counties where the sheriff has declared a "Level 3" snow emergency and cannot travel to work will be excused and receive pay at their regular straight time rate.
• Anyone with further questions should speak with their departmental or unit manager.
• College of Medicine Students:
- Undergraduate Students – follow all University snow policies and procedures. All classes and exams are canceled when the university has closed. On days when the University delays opening, classes and exams will resume at the hour that the University reopens if this is at or before 3 p.m.
- First- and Second-Year Medical Students – classes continue at their usual time when the University has closed. The only time classes for first- and second-year medical students are canceled is when Hamilton County has declared a Level 3 snow emergency (all municipal, township, county and state roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel).
- Third- and Fourth-Year Medical Students – are required to fulfill all clinical and didactic activities when the university is closed or there is a delayed opening.
- Graduate Students – follow all University snow policies and procedures. All classes and exams are canceled when the university has closed. On days when the University delays opening, classes and exams will resume at the hour that the University reopens if this is at or before 3 pm.
Students should consult their student handbook for additional information.