In Newfoundland, severe weather storms are most likely to bring high amounts of rains, snow, ice, strong winds and/or freezing rain – many times all within a short time span. These storms can cause flooding, downed trees, structural damage and, in some instances, power outages.
Consideration will be given to the cancellation of classes or closure of the University when the local weather forecast and/or campus conditions warrant such action. Grenfell’s decision to close the university or cancel classes is based on the safety of students, staff and faculty.
Grenfell Campus will consult local meteorologists and city transit officials. The decision to delay opening or to close early is based on numerous factors including weather conditions, road conditions, bussing and conditions on campus. In particular, the university will rely on the threshold criteria for public alerts about weather hazards as defined by Environment Canada on its website in order to assess potential impact relating to specific weather warnings.
Occasions may occur when weather-related conditions necessitate that the University implement a delayed opening time or an early closure. In all cases, employees and commuting students must use their best judgement in determining their personal safety when travelling between home and the campus.
Advisories for late openings and/or closures will normally be issued by Marketing & Communications by 7 a.m. Early closures will normally be announced at least one hour in advance.
Methods of Communication
Grenfell’s website alert system will be activated if there is an emergency, class cancellation or closure advisory. A message will be posted on the university’s home page outlining the emergency announcement. Check these websites:
- Cancellations (MUN page)
- News and events (MUN page)
Check the official University Twitter feed: @MemorialU
Listen to local radio stations that provide emergency information in the Corner Brook area:
- CBC Radio 990AM
- CFCB Radio 570 AM
- K-ROCK Radio 103.9 FM
Call the campus switch board for information: (709) 637-6200.
University email account holders will receive an email message if they are subscribed to Memorial’s Newsline email service. If you are not receiving Newsline, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Grenfell Campus will follow its own emergency operating schedule. The Vice President (or designate) makes the decision to cancel classes or close the campus.
On-campus video monitors (daytime advisories only)
Check informational video monitors located in the following buildings:
- Arts & Science
- Arts & Science Extension
- Fine Arts
- Forest Centre