Severe weather guide

The Provost and the Vice President for Business, Finance and Technology will decide if there is a school delay or a school closing. Note that Elon remains open during snow storms and other inclement weather to serve resident students and commuters who live near the campus.

If weather conditions are so severe as to render it dangerous for STUDENTS to reach the university, those who elect not to come to campus on that particular day will not be penalized for failure to do so.

FACULTY and STAFF who live some distance from campus and who might be prevented from safely traveling to campus must contact their respective dean (faculty) or supervisor (staff) and make arrangements to cover their classes or work duties.

Elon FACULTY and STAFF members are expected to be prudent but to take all reasonable measures to reach the campus during inclement weather. Administrative offices will open at 8:00 a.m. unless announced otherwise. A member of the administrative or support staff who chooses not to report for work when Elon is open must take a vacation day.

If it becomes necessary to alter the regular procedures it will be done as early as possible and will be announced via email, on the E-Net Web page, on Elon's Facebook and Twitter accounts, and on the special telephone hotline: 278-SNOW (winter) or 278-RAIN.

School delay plan - Winter Term

School delay plan - Fall or Spring semesters

School Closing

If Elon, for whatever reason, must be closed, staff is still needed on campus to provide service to Elon students and personnel living on campus. Selected personnel in each of the areas listed below will be notified of their “emergency” status in advance of an inclement weather event. Emergency personnel include selected individuals from these areas:

  • Physical Plant Security
  • Telephone services
  • Aramark
  • Residence Life
  • Campus Recreation
  • Moseley Center
  • Library
  • Health Services
  • Provost & Deans’ Offices
  • Technical personnel
  • Tram/bus operators