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Dec. 11, 2007 ( Updated Tuesday, December 11, 2007 12:35 PM )

UI Tuesday afternoon, evening classes cancelled

The University of Iowa has cancelled all afternoon and evening classes for Tuesday, Dec. 11 -- -- including classes on the Health Sciences campus -- because of the icy weather, which is making travel by road and foot treacherous. The one exception is the College of Dentistry. All student-dentists should report as scheduled for patient responsibilities.

Cambuses will continue to operate on schedule. The Iowa Memorial Union, meanwhile, will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday and reopen at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials will make a determination Wednesday morning about classes tomorrow.

University offices will remain open in accordance with the UI's Extreme Weather Protocol in the UI Operations Manual. University employees will be expected to make every reasonable effort to report to work as scheduled. Upon evaluation of their individual circumstances, employees are expected to make reasonable judgments to avoid serious risks when traveling to and from work.

Employees are encouraged to actively communicate with their supervisor or other proper authority regarding their timeliness and attendance during extreme weather conditions, in order to assure proper staffing. When delayed, employees may be expected to report to work as soon as they become available, unless otherwise excused by their supervisor, in order to meet operational needs. Supervisory staff are expected to utilize their discretion reasonably and humanely in relation to this policy.

Employees who lose work time because of weather extremes may arrange with a supervisor to make up the time during the same work week, use vacation time, or take the time as leave without pay. Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements may have different benefits.

For more information about the UI's weather policy, refer to the policy at

For any cancellations, visit

To report cancellation of an event or closing of an office on campus and have it posted to the Severe Weather Website, call University Relations at 335-0557.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Parrott, University Relations, 319-335-0552,