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Inclement Weather Update

Weather authorities have anticipated that snow, light rain, and heavy winds may arrive in the Hampton Roads area early on Thursday, January 28, 2021. The safety for our staff, students, and faculty is a top priority. Please make note of the following: 

  • Employees eligible for teleworking on 1-28-2021, or as directed by their department managers should telework. 
  • If employees are not able to travel to campus due to inclement weather, they may exercise the option of using liberal leave by using annual or family/personal leave.
  • Essential employees shall report at their regularly assigned time.

University offices will be open for their normal operating hours. Employees should contact their managers or the Office of Human Resources at 757-823-8160 if they have any questions or concerns. 


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


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