Vermont Business Magazine University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan has decided to close the University from noon today until 6 am. Thursday due to severe winter blizzard conditions. The President’s decision is based upon the recommendation of UVM’s Emergency Operations Group, which has been monitoring the weather forecast closely. Winter Storm Stella is expected to create blizzard conditions with snow fall rates of 1-3 inches per hour and more than 30-mile-hour sustained winds and gusts. Travel conditions are expected to be extremely hazardous. The National Weather Service recommends avoiding all unnecessary travel.
All administrative offices will be closed and events are being cancelled during this time period. The University is on spring break and no classes are scheduled this week.
Essential employees including emergency support personnel should report to work as scheduled and assigned by their supervisor. Primarily these employees will be in Police Services, Custodial Services, Physical Plant and Animal Care departments. Supervisors will contact employees regarding their assignments during this period.
The more than 300 students who remained on campus are being urged to remain in or near their residence halls.
Source: UVM 3.14.2017