What you need to know before the weather gets bad.


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.

The university administration will make every attempt to decide about the need for a delayed-opening or closure as early as possible.

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

Check online, Facebook and local media for weather information

Sometimes the university remains open during wintery weather conditions. When inclement weather conditions exist, visit www.unt.edu, check the UNT Facebook page or listen for weather details on local media outlets before you begin driving to campus. You can also follow @UNTEagleAlert to get emergency updates in real time.

Current UNT students, faculty and staff should receive an Eagle Alert message notifying you that the university is closing. Before winter weather arrives, be sure your contact number is correct at my.unt.edu.

If the weather conditions could make driving dangerous, please check local media reports or this web site before setting out for campus. Only delayed openings or closures are announced. If an announcement is not made, then the university will be open.

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, Facebook and Twitter messages, the university also will issue an Official Notice via Outlook 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.

Consecutive closures

If the university is closed for more than one day, you should check www.unt.edu for the latest information. The university also will post up-to-date information on our Facebook wall, tweet updates, provide the information to campus telephone operators, and inform news media.

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