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Severe Winter Weather and Closure Procedure

To all members of the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber community,

As we experience colder temperatures and snow in the coming weeks, we would like to remind the UofGH and Humber community about travelling to campus during the winter and university operations during the season.

During the winter semester, we are planning to be open each day and to operate as normal. As we expect to have snow and inclement weather during the season, our facilities and campus operations teams are prepared to take actions such as clearing snow and melting ice.

On days with inclement weather, whether you drive to campus or take public transit, please give yourself extra time for your commute and travel according to road conditions.

For students, if you think the roadways near your home or the university are unsafe due to severe ice or snow, please call or email your instructor if you decide not to come to class. For employees who think it is unsafe to travel to the college because of severe ice or snow, please call or email your supervisor.

In the event that a university/campus closure is required due to severe weather, students will be notified by email, and a closure announcement will be posted on guelphhumber.ca, humber.ca, our Twitter channel and Humber Alert by 6 a.m. for morning classes, and 3:30 p.m. for evening classes, or as soon as possible. We will also inform GTA media of a university and campus closure. You can sign up to receive notification of Humber campus activity, including closures here.

If a closure occurs, students scheduled to be at external organizations for an internship or placement, or for other university related activities, will follow the protocol of the external organization with respect to cancellation of university activities or closure of the facility. It is the student’s responsibility to advise their external placement advisor or supervisor of any situation that prevents them from attending their placement or work.

For more information, please see the weather closure FAQ and Humber’s Unscheduled Closure of Campus Buildings policy (and Severe Weather Procedure).

We wish you a safe and warm winter season.