Inclement Weather

Updated January 2011

Whenever inclement weather creates hazardous travel conditions, university employees and students are urged to use caution and personal discretion. In extreme weather situations, the university may decide to cancel classes and/or close the university. A determination will be made by 6:00 a.m. for morning and afternoon classes, and by 1:00 p.m. for evening classes and activities. Visit or call the campus closure hotline, (877) 322-0872, for information regarding the status of PLU’s hours of operation. Notice will also be given to Public Schools Emergency Communication System (PSECS).

Since the university is a resident campus some services are essential as long as students are in residence. Employees in departments providing services to resident students should check with their supervisors as to attendance policies during such closures.

No employee will lose pay as a result of an official closure. Staff employees required to work will receive extra compensation for the hours they worked by submitting those hours on an hourly time sheet to Payroll.

Employees unable to report for work due to weather conditions on days when the university is open should report those days on their time sheet as vacation, sick leave or leave without pay.