Warren Wilson College delays Jan. 9 opening until noon

January 8, 2017

Essential personnel expected to report at regular time

Warren Wilson College's iconic White Barn after the first snowstorm of 2017. Photo by Melissa Ray Davis '02.
Warren Wilson College’s iconic White Barn after the first snowstorm of 2017. Photo by Melissa Ray Davis ’02.

Due to the remnants of a weekend snowstorm, Warren Wilson College is operating on a delayed schedule Monday. All nonessential employees are asked to report to campus after noon. Professors, students and staff members participating in the MFA Program for Writers will continue to observe a regular schedule.

Per the College’s Inclement Weather Personnel Policy, “essential” employees—“work crews and their supervisors who sustain the necessary business activities and units” for the campus—are expected to report to work at regularly scheduled times. Essential employees have specific job functions that are critical during emergency situations. A complete list of essential workforce members is available here: http://goo.gl/i0Y0Hk

Warren Wilson College campus roads are relatively clear. Primary access and secondary roads, including Warren Wilson Road, still have icy patches. Therefore, nonessential employees should use their best judgment, and connect with supervisors before traveling to campus.

The decision to cancel classes, adjust class schedules or close the campus rests with Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Paula Garrett in consultation with Cathy Kramer, vice president of applied learning, and Paul Perrine, dean of students.

For more information about the College’s Inclement Weather Procedure, visit http://www.warren-wilson.edu/student/emergency-resources/weather.