|Updated Feb. 20, 2022|
Northern Arizona University sits at the foot of the highest peak in the state and receives an average snowfall of 100 inches per year—waking up to a blanket of white on the ground some days is inevitable. When you do, you may find yourself asking the following question:
There’s snow everywhere. What do I do?
How will I know if NAU has canceled classes and/or postponed operations?
In general, faculty, staff and students should assume that NAU will continue to operate on a regular schedule.
On those rare occasions when classes are canceled and/or operations are delayed, the NAU Communications Office will provide notifications by 6:30 a.m. via:
Should I stay? Or should I go?
Employees and students who are concerned about trying to get to work or class during inclement weather are encouraged to use their best judgment—your safety is NAU’s primary concern. Students who choose to stay home should contact their professors to make arrangements to turn in assignments later or learn what was missed.
Employees who decide to stay home should call in and let their supervisor know following established department procedures. According to university policy, employees who lose work time due to weather concerns may use vacation time or take the time as leave without pay if vacation time is not available.
NAU’s full snow closure policy for employees is available online at http://hr.nau.edu/apps/policy-manual/10313.