Closing and Cancellations
Status for February 8, 2023
In the event of non-weather related emergencies, refer to the UConnALERT page.
The nature of UConn Health's activities requires that official notification of emergency closing decisions be made and communicated ONLY by UConn Health. In the past, there has been confusion over the applicability of various closing announcements issued by the governor’s office, other state agencies, the main campus in Storrs, or the regional campuses.
UConn Health employees and students should contact UConn Health’s operational status hotline at 860-679-2001. This is the only reliable and official source of communication regarding delayed openings, class cancellations, or closings of certain of UConn Health operational units service units due to weather or other circumstances. With 30 dedicated lines operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you’ll know quickly if anything has changed. In the unlikely event that service of UConn Health’s Operational Status Hotline is disrupted, the back-up number is 860-486-9292.
The majority of radio and television stations in Connecticut use automated systems announcing closing information. These systems restrict the scope and description of the information conveyed and do not meet the particular needs of UConn Health. Therefore, UConn Health does not notify radio or television stations of changes in our operational status.
UConn Health’s Operational Status Hotline will advise employees of UConn Health’s operational status based on the service unit designation.
The latest information is also shared on this page and via some or all of the following:
- Operational Status Hotline: 860-679-2001 (Note: If there's a power outage, call the back-up number at 860-486-9292).
- UConn Health Advisory emails.
- UConnALERT Email and Text Messages: UConnALERT defaults to sending a message to your work email. It is highly recommended that you also register your personal cell phone number to ensure that you receive these time-sensitive communications right away. You must opt in to receive UConnALERT notifications via text message (and any other preferred methods of reaching you, such as a personal email address or home phone).