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Weather

Inclement Weather Updates

This page is used to update the Spartan community and the general public about the University's responses and plans of action in the case of impending inclement weather. Administrators, faculty, staff, and students should be familiar with general procedures for dealing with inclement weather, like "Know Your Zone" for hurricanes, and basic safety precautions to take during flooding events, high winds, thunderstorms, etc.

Please read through the pages of this site. In the case of impending inclement weather, announcements will be posted here and sent out through the campus alert system.

Emergencies

In the event of an emergency, please contact the University Police Department at (757) 823—9000. Officers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Policy Statement

Norfolk State University will authorize campus closings or delayed openings when hazardous weather conditions are predicted or occur that present a serious threat to the institution’s safe and efficient operation and the well-being and safety of its students and employees. The purpose of the policy is to establish procedures to close or cease portions of operations on- campus due to hazardous weather conditions and provide continuity of essential operations during inclement weather.  – Inclement Weather Policy

Definitions

Closed
The University, including all departments, is closed; classes and all events are cancelled for that day and evening. Essential personnel are required to report on time for their regular work shift.

Delayed Opening
The University will open at a later time than the beginning of its regular business hours. Essential personnel are required to report on time for their regular work shift.

Early Closing
The University will close at a specific time that is earlier than the end of its regular business hours.

Essential Personnel
Essential personnel are employees who are required to work during an authorized closing because their positions have been designated as essential to agency operations during emergencies.

Non-Essential Personnel
Non-essential employees are those who are not required to work during an authorized closing because their position has not been designated as essential during emergency conditions.

Shelter-in-Place
Shelter in place means finding a safe location indoors and staying there until you are given an “all clear” or told to evacuate.