Inclement Weather Policy

Winter weather announcement

All UALR campuses will be closed Friday, March 6, because of hazardous road conditions in some areas of central Arkansas. Day and evening classes will not meet.

In case of inclement weather, the chancellor will decide whether or not the weather conditions justify canceling classes and closing the campus, or canceling classes but having specified offices remain open. Online or web-enhanced classes will continue as scheduled at the discretion of the faculty member.

When necessary, the university will announce a separate decision by 2 p.m. if possible regarding the cancellation of night classes (those starting at 4:20 p.m. or later).

Typically, sites remote from campus such as the William H. Bowen School of Law, the Benton Center, and the Arkansas Studies Institute will close or cancel classes and activities whenever the university does. In some situations, however, a separate decision may be made whether or not those sites will be open or closed.

The decision to close or cancel is not tied to the decision made by the Little Rock School District or the Pulaski County Special School District.

You can find information on cancellations or closings on the UALR website, through UALR email, the university’s main telephone number (501.569.3000), the campus emergency alert system, and the university’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Local television and radio stations will also be notified.

The university recognizes that weather and road conditions vary from place to place. Employees and students are expected to exercise good judgment regarding the safety of travel when road conditions are affected by the weather. The official inclement weather policy is created by special committee and approved by the chancellor.