Get your eagle alerts fast in case of university closings due to weather

 

Gone are the days of driving to campus in bad weather only to find the university closed or of watching local media closure messages crawl across your TV screen. Thanks to UNT's new Eagle Alert system this information will come directly to you. Home phone, cell phone, or text message, you decide.

If the university closes due to inclement weather, UNT's Eagle Alert system will send a message to you. Make sure you update your contact information at my.unt.edu if you have not already done so. In addition to voice messages, the system also can send text messages to your cell phone if you grant the system permission to do so before hand.

 

Winter threatens hazardous driving conditions

When university officials think weather conditions pose a significant threat to the safety of students, faculty and staff who drive to campus, UNT will delay its opening time, close early or close for the day.

When UNT closes, UNT classes will be canceled at the Denton campus and the UNT Dallas Campus. Officials at the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth and the Universities Center at Dallas make their own closure decisions and announcements. The UNT System also makes its own closure decisions.

Online classes taught via WebCT are not affected by weather delays and closings, unless the course instructor otherwise informs students.

UNT will make every effort to make decisions about delayed openings and closures before 3 a.m.

In addition to sending Eagle Alert messages, the university will notify the campus telephone operators, post a message to the university web site and begin informing news media about closures.

Midday closures

The university may close and cancel classes in the middle of the day if weather conditions deteriorate. In those cases, in addition to the Eagle Alert messages, the university also will issue an Official Notice via Groupwise and main telephone numbers for UNT departments may be forwarded to the university's Broadcast Notification System. The system will provide callers with up-to-date information.

Check online and local media for weather information

Sometimes the university remains open during wintery weather conditions. When inclement weather conditions exist, visit www.unt.edu or listen for weather details on local media outlets before you begin driving to campus.

Television stations:

KDFW/Fox 4
KXAS/NBC 5
WFAA/ABC 8
KTVT/CBS 11
KXII/Sherman channel 12
KTXA/TXA 21
KUVN/Univision 23
KDAF/CW33
WBC/Telemundo 52


Radio stations:

•KNTU-FM 88.1
• KERA-FM 90.1
• KCBI-FM 90.9
• KZPS-FM 92.5
• KLTY-FM 94.9
• KEGL-FM 97.1
• KLUV-FM 98.7
• KWRD- FM 100.7
• WRR-FM 101.1
• KDGE-FM 102.1
• KDMX-FM 102.9
• KVIL-FM 103.7
• KKDA-FM 104.5
• KHKS-FM 106.1
• KKDL-FM 106.7
• KAAM-AM 610
• KSKY- AM 660
• KKDA-AM 730
• WBAP-AM 820
• KRLD-AM 1080
• KFXR-AM 1190
• KTCK -AM 1310

 


Useful winter weather terminology

It may be helpful to learn the weather terms. A few important terms are:

A "winter storm watch" means conditions are right for ice and snow to develop.

A "winter storm warning" means that an ice storm or snowstorm is entering the area.

A "winter weather advisory" indicates that winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and hazardous driving, which may result in UNT closing.

 

Information about road conditions

Sometimes the university remains open during wintery weather conditions. Individuals who commute long distances to campus may want to contact the Texas Department of Transportation's area hotline for information on road conditions at (800) 452-9292. The 24-hour recording is updated regularly and includes information on highways in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall counties.

For information on road conditions in other counties, call the Texas Department of Transportation directly at (800) 452-9292. View a detailed report of road closures that you customize based on your location.

To access the Broadcast Notification System or to reach the university switchboard, call (940) 565-2000 or metro (817) 267-3731.