Severe Weather Policy

Winter Storm Class Cancellations

The Marinette Campus rarely cancels classes for winter weather. Like employers and other area agencies serving adults, we generally stay open in the midst of stormy weather, even when K-12 schools close. We will cancel classes for the whole campus only if weather and road conditions are bad enough to make driving unsafe in many of the communities we serve, or if the campus itself is inaccessible. We expect you—as adults—to do your best to keep your academic commitments—just as you would your commitments to a paid job—but also to make responsible decisions about your own safety.  If you live 30 miles away on a back road, for instance, your individual circumstances may be different than those for most of our campus community. Do not endanger yourself. It is common for faculty to make special arrangements for individuals absent for reasons of safety. If you do need to miss a class or test because your own route to campus is unsafe, just be sure that you exercise your responsibility to let your individual instructors know why you couldn’t come and arrange with them for making up your work.

When we must cancel classes, our campus will use the following methods to announce the class cancellations:

Class Cancellation Notification Process

  • You can receive eAlerts by text messaging if you add your cell phone number to your PRISM account. Cell numbers must be 10 digits (xxx-xxx-xxxx). For instructions, please go to http://uwc.edu/about/ealert
  • I will send out an email to all students, faculty and staff.
  • The cancellation will be posted on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Facebook page and Website.
  • Radio & television stations will be notified to post the cancellation (see list below). Keep in mind, however, that sometimes there is a lag between our notification to them and their getting those messages posted.
    An announcement will be made on the following area radio and TV stations, beginning around 5:30/6:00am for the entire day cancellation:
  • Radio
    • WHYB FM 103.7 (Menominee)
    • WLST FM 95.1 (Marinette)
    • WSFQ FM 96.3 (Peshtigo)
    • WMAM AM 570 (Marinette)
    • WAGN AM 1340 (Menominee)
    • WOCO AM 1260 & FM 107.1(Oconto)
    • WIXX-FM 101.1 (Green Bay)
    • WTAQ AM 1360 (Green Bay)
    • WNFL AM 1440 (Green Bay)
    • WZBY FM 99.7 (Green Bay)
    • WNCY FM 100.3 (Green Bay)
  • Television
    • WBAY-TV (channel 2)
    • WFRV-TV (channel 5)
    • WLUK-TV (channel 11)
    • WGBA-TV (channel 26)

Distance Ed Courses & Cancellation

Be aware that DE classes are recorded only when all campus classes are cancelled. Please contact your individual instructors-either by email or voicemail-for make-up instructions if you must miss class.