Severe Weather Update

To all members of the Humber and University of Guelph-Humber community,

As we experience colder temperatures and snow in the coming weeks, we would like to share information about the impact of severe weather and/or campus closure on college operations in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Only in-person classes and assessments being held on campus will be affected by inclement weather and (physical) campus closure. Inclement winter weather is not expected to impact current online courses and activities, or most faculty and staff who are working from home.

All online classes and assessments will continue regardless of weather conditions or if Humber campuses are closed due to severe weather. In the event that inclement weather affects online class delivery, (such as a power outage or internet disruption), the college will assess the impact on online classes and will confirm if they are to continue as scheduled.

If in-person classes or assessments are cancelled due to severe weather/campus closure, the professors impacted by the closure will contact their students to make alternate arrangements for coursework, as required.

Employees who regularly work on campus, and who are unable to attend campus due to severe weather/campus closure should contact their supervisor.

All faculty and staff working from home will continue to perform their normal responsibilities, even if the physical campus is closed due to inclement weather.

Overall, during the winter season, we are planning to be open each day and to operate as we have been during the pandemic. In the event that a college-wide or specific campus closure is required due to severe weather, an announcement will be posted on humber.ca, our main Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels, and Humber Guardian by 6 a.m. for morning classes, and 3:30 p.m. for evening classes, or as soon as possible. Unless a closure notice is posted as above, please consider the college to be open, per provincial and health authority guidelines.

For students who have in-person classes, if you think the roadways near your home or the college are unsafe due to severe ice or snow, please call or email your professor if you decide not to come to class. For employees who think it is unsafe to travel to the college because of severe ice or snow, please call or email your supervisor as early as possible.

You can sign up to receive notification of Humber campus activity, including closures here.

We will also inform GTA/Orangeville media of a campus or college closure. For Orangeville Campus students and employees, please note that separate announcements will be sent to you, as the weather in Orangeville and Etobicoke is not always the same.

If a physical campus closure occurs, students scheduled to be in-person at external organizations for an internship or placement, or for other college related activities, will follow the protocol of the external organization with respect to cancellation of college activities or closure of the facility. It is the student’s responsibility to advise their external placement advisor or supervisor of any situation that prevents them from attending their placement or work.

For more information, please see Humber’s Unscheduled Closure of Campus Buildings (and severe weather procedure) policy and visit our ongoing Updates page.

We wish you a safe and warm winter season.