When a winter storm hits, trust these sources to find out whether the University is open:
- U of G Alert – sign up to receive email, phone or text message alerts from our Emergency Notification System
- local radio
- Twitter: @uofg
- Facebook: /uofguelph
A message will be posted if the University closes.
If the University decides before normal working hours to close because of bad weather or an emergency, every effort will be made to communicate that decision by 6 a.m. The University’s main phone line – 519-824-4120 – will also have a recorded message about the closure.
Snow removal for accessibility
The University’s Physical Resources division endeavours to ensure safe and easy access to University facilities during winter. Every year Physical Resources deploys its staff to remove snow and clear doorways, pathways, steps, ramps and curb cuts so that all employees have access to University buildings. It is of vital importance that the needs of employees with disabilities are not overlooked.
To help us identify areas in the University that need snow removal attention in a timely way, please complete the Office of Diversity and Human Rights’ Snow Removal Survey.