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UTSA officials continually monitor weather to ensure safety of campus community


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(Dec. 12, 2012) -- The UTSA administrative team always is mindful of the safety of the UTSA community and continually monitors weather conditions, whether we are in an icy winter or the hurricane season.

Any time of year, whether there is excessive rain or ice, there are three venues through which the UTSA administration communicates the operational status of the university:

UTSA faculty, staff and students can call 210-458-SNOW (7669) at any time for information about the Tri-Campus community regarding the status of classes and employee work schedules. The information line can manage up to 138 calls at a time, but you may encounter a busy signal during peak usage. (Please try again in a few minutes.)

In the advent of extreme weather, UTSA provides all area broadcast and print media outlets with the latest information in a timely manner.


FAQ: UTSA weather closures

When does UTSA determine whether to close the campuses because of adverse weather?

When adverse weather occurs during the night, UTSA administrators make a decision as soon as possible but generally by 5 a.m. regarding whether to close the UTSA campuses. Subsequently, staff members continually update the 458-SNOW message and the UTSA Campus Alerts website, and contact media outlets.

What criteria are used to close UTSA?

UTSA is committed to making the best decision concerning the safety of students, faculty and staff. In San Antonio, a small amount of ice might create an unsafe situation, considering that students and employees travel to the university from various distances. For example, weather in the Hill Country may not be the same as in southern portions of Bexar County.

What if travel in my area appears dangerous?

Individuals are encouraged to make a prudent decision about traveling to campus in consideration of the weather in their area.



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