UPEI reminds University community about storm delays, closures, and parking

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Guided by the University Closure Policy, UPEI's senior administration takes the decision to delay, close, or remain open very seriously. In weather situations where the potential risk to UPEI’s students and employees, as well as property, is high, the University may “close*,” meaning classes and exams are cancelled and services are reduced. UPEI reminds students, faculty, and staff that there are several ways to keep informed about whether they need to come to campus or not during storms, inclement weather, or other adverse conditions.

How will I know if UPEI is operating on a delayed opening or is going to close?

UPEI has a number of different channels to communicate University delays and closures. These include:

• A message on the home page of upei.ca
• An email to all students, faculty, and staff to their upei.ca email account
• Updates from the University’s Twitter account, @UPEI
• Media outlets (radio, TV, news websites) are informed and encouraged to share our status
• A message is placed on the UPEI Campus Closure and Alert Phone Line (902-894-2882)
• A message is placed on the UPEI Campus Screen network (there are screens in several buildings across campus).

For more information, email communications@upei.ca.

Winter Parking Restrictions

Also note that from November 1 to April 30, winter restrictions on overnight campus parking will be enforced. Parking Lot "A" is the only lot where overnight parking is permitted for the winter season. Residents of Andrew Hall and Bernardine Hall may park overnight in the Andrew Hall lot provided that their vehicles are moved to Lot "A" during storm conditions and until the lots have been plowed after a storm.

If vehicles are left in any parking lot other than Lot "A" during snow storms or before snow removal is complete, the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense. Facilities Management appreciates your co-operation to ensure parking lots are cleared safely. If you have any questions or concerns regarding winter parking please contact Mark Pharand, Manager, Security Services, at mpharand@upei.ca.

*Technically, UPEI is only truly closed in extreme circumstances, as there are essential personnel that need to work on campus and we have students living in residence. However, the University will use the word “closed” to communicate to the campus community that classes and most services are suspended. For more information, refer to the University Closure Policy.



Nicole Phillips
Associate Director
Marketing and Communications
(902) 566-0947
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