Weather Information

EKU categorizes weather events by severity; a partial or full campus closure may occur during a severe weather event. Unless otherwise specified, regional campuses and Model Laboratory School will also operate within the parameters of this plan.

The following is a description of the various plans:

Normal Operations

Even though a severe weather event has occurred, steps have been taken to mitigate barriers to normal class schedules and University operations. Conditions are determined safe to proceed as normal.

Plan A: Two-hour class and operational delay

Given existing weather conditions or forecasted high probability of a severe weather event, classes will be delayed until 10 a.m. 

Class Schedule for Plan A

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Regular Class Period  Delay Class Period 
8:00 -  8:50 10:00 - 10:40
 9:05 -  9:55 10:50 - 11:30
10:10 - 11:00 11:40 - 12:20
11:15 - 12:05 12:30 -  1:10
12:20 -  1:10  1:20 -  2:00
 1:25 -  2:15  2:10 -  2:50
 2:30 -  3:20  3:00 -  3:40
 3:35 -  4:25  3:50 -  4:30
 4:40 -  5:30  4:40 -  5:20
6:00 6:00
Tuesday/Thursday
Regular Class Period  Delay Class Period 
8:00 -  9:15 10:00 - 11:00
 9:30 - 10:45 11:10 - 12:10
11:00 - 12:15 12:20 -  1:20
12:30 -  1:45  1:30 -  2:30
 2:00 -  3:15  2:40 -  3:40
 3:30 -  4:45  3:50 -  4:50
   
   
   
6:00 6:00
 
Normal class periods for Monday, Wednesday and Friday allow for a 50 minute class period and a 15 minute break. Class periods for snow days are 40 minutes with a 10 minute break.

Normal class periods for Tuesday and Thursday allow for a 75 minute class period and a 15 minute break. Class periods for snow days are 60 minutes with a 10 minute break.


For Regional Campuses, please refer to the Regional Campus Inclement Weather Plan.


Services Schedule for Plan A

Service/Office Plan A Hours of Operation Contact
Public Safety 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Ph: (859) 622-1111
Parking and Transportation 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Em: parking@eku.edu
President's Office 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Em: president@eku.edu
Counseling Center 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Ph: (859) 622-1033
Library 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Em: libanswers@eku.edu
Campus Recreation Open at 8 a.m. Em: campus.rec@eku.edu
Noel Studio Open at 10 a.m. Ph: (859) 622-7330
Communications and Brand Mgmt. Open at 10 a.m. Ph: (859) 622-2301
Em: communications.marketing@eku.edu
Facilities Management Open at 9:45 a.m. Ph: (859) 622-2325
Em: fsccpa@eku.edu
Health Services Open at 10 a.m. Ph: (859) 622-1761
Em: studenthealthservices@eku.edu
Human Resources Open at 10 a.m. Ph: (859) 622-5094
Em: human.resources@eku.edu
Payroll Services Open at 10 a.m. Ph: (859) 622-1810
IT Services Phone Support: 8 a.m.
Walk-in Support: 10 a.m.
Ph: (859) 622-3000
Central Stores 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Ph: (859) 622-2246

Dining Services Schedule for Plan A

Restaurant Plan A Hours of Operation
Case Kitchen 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Case Food Court
-Subway 8:30 a.m. - Normal Close
-Chick-fil-a 8:30 a.m. - Normal Close
-Moe's Normal Hours
-Panda Express Normal Hours
-POD Market 8:30 a.m. - Normal Close
Starbucks 9:30 a.m. - Normal Close
Steak-n-Shake Normal Hours
Stratton Cafe Normal Hours

Plan B: Class cancellation and suspension of all non-essential University operations

Due to severe weather conditions that may threaten human safety on campus, all classes are cancelled, and non-essential University operations are suspended.
Employees should follow procedures established with department/office supervisors for weather conditions that require their presence at work.  All other employees should not report to work.

Services Schedule for Plan B

Service/Office Plan B Hours of Operation Contact
Public Safety 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Ph: (859) 622-1111
Parking and Transportation Closed Em: parking@eku.edu
President's Office Closed Em: president@eku.edu
Counseling Center Closed/Emergency services available Ph: (859) 622-1033
Library Closed Em: libanswers@eku.edu
Campus Recreation Noon - 8 p.m. Em: campus.rec@eku.edu
Noel Studio Closed Ph: (859) 622-7330
Communications and Brand Mgmt. Closed Ph: (859) 622-2301
Em: communications.marketing@eku.edu
Facilities Management Closed/(essential personnel available) Ph: (859) 622-2325
Em: fsccpa@eku.edu
Health Services Closed Ph: (859) 622-1761
Em: studenthealthservices@eku.edu
Human Resources Closed Ph: (859) 622-5094
Em: human.resources@eku.edu
Payroll Services Closed (essential personnel on-call) Ph: (859) 622-1810
IT Services Phone Support: 8 a.m.
Walk-in Support: Closed
Ph: (859) 622-3000
Central Stores 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Ph: (859) 622-2246

Dining Services Schedule for Plan A

Restaurant Plan B Hours of Operation
Case Kitchen 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Case Food Court
-Subway 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
-Chick-fil-a 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
-Moe's Closed
-Panda Express Closed
-POD Market 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Starbucks 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Steak-n-Shake Closed
Stratton Cafe Normal Hours

Plan C: Class cancellation and suspension of non-essential University operations until further notice

Due to severe weather conditions that may threaten human safety on campus, all classes are cancelled, and non-essential University operations are suspended until further notice.
Employees should follow procedures established with department/office supervisors for weather conditions that require their presence at work.  All other employees should not report to work.

 

General Information about Severe Weather

The Communications & Brand Management Office will notify the campus community in a timely manner of any delay or suspension of University operations during a severe weather event or other emergency.

Action Plan

In preparation for the winter season and the possibility of severe weather, the Communications & Brand Management Office will distribute a link to a webform where users can provide relevant weather-related information for the campus. The intent is that this information will be static and always ready for immediate distribution.
The webform contains information for the following University services:
  • Dining Services
  • Campus Recreation
  • EKU Libraries
  • Noel Studio
  • Information Technology
  • EKU Center for the Arts
  • Athletics
  • Conferencing & Events
  • Big E Transit
  • Public Safety/Emergency Management
  • Regional Campuses
  • Student Life
  • Model Laboratory School
The Communications & Brand Management Office will utilize the following channels to distribute information and communicate with students, faculty, and staff:
  • Rave alerts
  • Media notification – Television, radio, etc.
  • Website homepage banner (www.eku.edu)
  • Social media graphics and posts
  • Campus weather line 859-622-BADW (2239)
The communications team will push all weather-related information to http://www.eku.edu/weatheras it becomes available.

Model Laboratory School

Closing of the Model School due to weather will be communicated through the aforementioned channels. This information will also be disseminated via Model's SchoolPointe system using phone numbers on file.

Weather-related Links

Common Sense Matters

When faced with a severe weather event, regardless of an official University announcement, the determination of safe travel or other unforeseen situations rests with the individual. Weather in Richmond may be different from weather in another area of the state; employees should coordinate with their supervisors to determine work attendance due to weather-related circumstances. For students, please coordinate with your professors to develop solutions for missed classes or work.
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