What Do Delay Codes A and B mean?

FOR STUDENTS

Delay Code A:  Means a delay in the opening of classes BUT no delay in the opening of offices.  Delays will usually be in the range of one to two hours, based on a starting time of 8 a.m. For example, a one-hour delay will mean 9 a.m. or a two-hour delay will mean 10 a.m.

Delay Code B:  Means a delay in the opening of classes AND a delay in the opening of offices.  Delays will usually be in the range of one to two hours, based on a starting time of 8 a.m. For example, a two-hour delay will mean 10 a.m.

Class operation under delays: Under both categories of delay, students should go to the class that would begin at the stated delay time or the class that would have convened within 30 minutes of the stated delay time.

Examples as follows:

  • One hour delay: Classes start at 9 a.m.
    • If you have an 8 a.m. class, it will not meet. Please contact your professor for further instructions on makeup work.
    • If you have an 8:30 a.m. class, it will meet at 9 a.m. and continue for the remainder of the regularly scheduled class period.
    • If you have a 9 a.m. class, it will meet at the regularly scheduled time, 9 a.m.
  • Two hour delay: Classes start at 10 a.m.
    • If you have an 8 a.m. class, it will not meet. Please contact your professor for further instructions on makeup work.
    • If you have a 9 a.m. class, it will not meet. Please contact your professor for further instructions on makeup  work.
    • If you have a 9:30 a.m. class, it would meet at 10 a.m. and continue for the remainder of the regularly scheduled class period.
    • If you have a 10 a.m. class, it will meet at the regularly scheduled time, 10 a.m.

FOR EMPLOYEES

Delay Code A:  Means a delay in the opening of classes BUT no delay in the opening of offices.  Delays will usually be in the range of one to two hours.  Employees are expected to report to work at their normal starting times unless they feel that travel is unsafe.  If an employee feels that he/she cannot travel safely to work, he/she may charge accrued annual leave for the portion of the workday from 8:00 a.m. (or the normal start time) until arrival at work.

Delay Code B:  Means a delay in the opening of classes AND a delay in the opening of offices.  Delays will usually be in the range of one to two hours.  Employees do not have to report to their offices until the stated delay time.  If they believe they cannot travel to work safely by the stated delay time, they may charge accrued annual leave for the work hours from the stated delay time until they can next report to work.

Exceptions with regard to employees: Certain critical and emergency employees may be required to report to work on time or earlier than normally scheduled despite the particular delay code published.

Read complete policy on emergency closings and delays.