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Emergency Information

February 2, 2015

Dear Members of the Campus Community:

We hope that everyone remained safe during the extreme weather conditions. The campus is working diligently to clear walkways and provide safe access to all buildings following the heavy snowfall. The 10 a.m. delayed start of normal operations remains in effect.

As a reminder to the campus, in individual cases, an instructor may need to cancel a class. Instructors must notify college and departmental offices of such cancellations. All students registered in the class must be informed by e-mail or Blackboard, and the work must be made up later in the semester.

If you are a student and have concerns about the status of your class, please check Blackboard or contact your professor.

For more information on weather-related policies, go to:http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/safety-weather.shtml

Please check here for any additional updates.

Mark Donovan
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services

Eric A. Gislason
Interim Chancellor
Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

February 1, 2015

Dear Members of the Campus Community:
 
The extreme weather conditions that have caused blizzard conditions and dangerous travel are expected to improve after midnight.
 
The residential, healthcare, and research aspects of UIC operations make it impossible to close the entire campus. However, we are committed to the safety and well-being of our employees.
 
The campus will delay the start of normal operations Monday until 10 a.m. The delayed start will allow time for roads to be cleared and provide flexibility in faculty, staff and student transportation to campus. Classes scheduled before 10 a.m. will be cancelled.
 
Critical function areas such as snow removal, patient care and hospital operations are expected to continue normal operations during inclement weather and will not be affected by the delayed start.
 
Employees who do not work after 10 a.m. must use personal time (vacation, floating holiday, accrued comp time) or take an excused, unpaid absence.
 
For more information on weather-related policies, go to:http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/safety-weather.shtml
 
Please check here for any additional updates.
 
Mark Donovan
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
 
Eric A. Gislason
Interim Chancellor
Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

Ensure your emergency contact information is correct in Student Self-Service

  • To update emergency contacts, go to my.UIC. Under the Academics tab, select Registration, enter Student Self-Service, select Personal Information, and then select Emergency Contacts.
  • If you have questions about loading an Emergency Contact in Banner Student Self-Service, you can contact the Registration Help Line at 312-996-8600, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Reminder: How to Contact UIC Police in an Emergency

  • To summon Police or Fire for any on-campus emergency, call 5-5555 "Five Fives for Help." Phone stickers are available from the UIC Police.
  • Set up the complete number, 312-355-5555, on speed-dial on your cell phone.
  • More than 1,500 emergency call boxes are on campus. A red button activates an alarm and flashing light and immediately connects you to UIC Police. Spot the phone locations as you make your way around campus.
  • Safety message from UIC Police 9/15/11 | More safety tips

How to Receive Information in an Emergency

  • Subscribe your cell phone to receive text message alerts. An immediate SMS text alert will be sent in case of a serious crime in progress, a weather emergency, or other urgent situation. Log in to http://sms.accc.uic.edu from any computer to subscribe your phone.
  • Call the UIC Hotline anytime at 312-413-9696. In addition to emergency information, the hotline will alert you to building closures or class relocations.
  • Check the UIC homepage or this page (via Emergency Information link on the UIC homepage or emergency.uic.edu).
  • Watch your UIC email account for Urgent and Official email messages.
  • Subscribe to our urgent/emergency RSS feed.

Additional Emergency Information

UIC will provide immediate updates here, via URGENT all-campus email, and by phone on the UIC Information Line 312-413-9696.

In the event of an emergency, check here for specific instructions on evacuation or sheltering-in-place.

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