The decision to cancel classes or close the offices of the entire University due to inclement weather (or any other reason) is the responsibility of the President of the University or, in his absence, the highest ranking available member of the EERT.
In the event of a large-scale class cancellation or closure, University-wide e-mail and voicemail announcements will be issued. A voicemail message will also be posted on the University’s general announcement line at 312/362-6226 or main telephone number at 312/362-8000. Additionally, the DPU Alert system may be utilized.
The University will report campus closures or class cancellations to the Emergency Closing Center, a communal source of information used by local television and radio stations, including:
CBS-TV (Channel 2)
NBC-TV (Channel 5)
ABC-TV (Channel 7)
WGN-TV (Channel 9)
WFLD-TV (Fox Channel 32)
WGN radio (720 AM)
WBBM radio (780 AM)
Isolated class cancellations will be handled more personally on a smaller scale, as required by the situation.