USC Upstate Inclement Weather Policy
Classes Canceled: Students do not report for class with an indication for day and/or evening classes. Faculty, staff and students working or attending classes at the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics and the Greenville campus will follow the same schedule as the USC Upstate campus (unless the University Center of Greenville is closed). All classes with the exception of online classes are canceled. Employees are expected to report to work but may take annual leave, elect to take the day without pay, or make-up the time missed within a specified time frame to be established by Human Resources in conjunction with Payroll.
Classes Delayed: Students report to class at time indicated. Employees report to work for normal business hours.
USC Upstate Closed: Classes are canceled for students and employees do not report to work. Either the Chancellor has closed the University or the Governor has closed state offices. However, the Governor may require employees to make-up all of or a portion of the time missed. Employees may elect to take annual leave, take the day without pay, or make-up the time missed within a specified time frame to be established by Human Resources in conjunction with Payroll.
In case of inclement weather, decisions about canceling or delaying classes at the University of South Carolina Upstate are usually made by 6:00 a.m. The Governor’s Office has indicated that if Spartanburg County closes or delays the opening of county offices, the University will follow Spartanburg County’s decision and close or delay opening the campus.
If classes are canceled on the Spartanburg campus, USC Upstate will NOT hold classes at the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics or the Greenville campus. There may be times USC Upstate is open and the University Center of Greenville is closed. Faculty, staff, and students working or attending classes at the University Center of Greenville should listen to the radio, watch local television, or go to the UCG website at www.ucgreenville.org
for information on the status of the University Center of Greenville.
Unless changes are posted by the following means, assume that classes will meet as scheduled.
|The USC Upstate Website|| The Winter Weather Information icon will be displayed when USC Upstate experiences a delay/closing. Click on the icon to get full details of schedule changes. In times of bad weather when the University will remain on regular schedule, the Classes on Schedule icon will appear on the website. |
|Switchboard||A recorded message will be on the main switchboard (503-5000), although on such days it may be difficult to reach. |
|Area Media Outlets||WSPA-TV7, WYFF-TV4, WLOS-TV13, FOX 21, WESC-92.5FM, WTPT-93.3 FM, WFBC-93.7 FM, WSSL-100.5 FM, WMYI-102.5 FM, WOLT-FM 103.3,WJMZ-107.3 FM, and WSPA-910 AM.|
|Social Media||Information will be posted to USC Upstate’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.|
Occasionally media outlets will confuse the message provided by the University. For clarification, please consult the USC Upstate Website or call the main switchboard number at (864) 503-5000.
Dining Services Schedule:
The hours of operation for Dining Services will be posted on the USC Upstate homepage and Dining Services Facebook Page.
The hours of operation for the Library will be posted on the USC Upstate homepage and Library Web page.
Wellness Center Schedule:
The hours of operation for the Wellness Center will be posted on the USC Upstate homepage and Wellness Web page.
The doors closest to Highway 176 (the front of campus) and accessible entrances on each building are usually the first cleared of snow and ice. Watch for signs directing you toward the safest entrance.
In times of inclement weather, students and employees are urged to use their best judgment to determine if traveling to campus will present a safety hazard.