It is Quinnipiac’s policy to remain open under adverse weather conditions such as snowstorms, so that the university can meet its responsibilities to all of its students. Occasionally, weather conditions will prompt the university to delay, cancel or postpone classes or move to fully remote instruction. There are also times when the university closes because of adverse weather conditions.

It is ultimately the responsibility of the individual to determine whether it is safe to travel to and from the university. Staff members who are concerned about their safety or who have additional personal responsibilities resulting from a weather-related closing can use personal or vacation time when the university remains open. Staff members are required to notify their supervisors if they plan to use personal or vacation time.

Faculty members are expected to teach all classes when the university is open, and students are expected to attend them. Faculty members should communicate with students via Blackboard in a timely manner and transition to remote learning when extreme conditions prevent them from meeting a scheduled class in person.

Employees who are deemed essential staff are required to report to work regardless of whether the university is closed.

Information related to cancellation and closing is carried by the following university-affiliated media and resources:

QU Mobile Wireless Emergency Text Message System
Quinnipiac News Emails
Quinnipiac Weather Line - 203-582-8989
Quinnipiac University’s social media channels, including Facebook, X and Instagram