Weather and Short-term Closing AUM policy

Antioch University Midwest adheres to the University’s Weather and Short-term Closings policy (http://aura.antioch.edu/policies_400_4x/17). Specific application of that policy on the AUM campus includes the following: the campus is always officially open during school hours.

During periods of severe inclement weather, public emergency, or other crisis, the President, or in the absence of the President, a designee appointed by the President, will make the decision to close the school. In periods of severe inclement weather, the decision to close the school on a normal workday will be made by 6:00 a.m.

Monday-Friday

  1. The President or designee will monitor conditions and will make the decision to close as needed. The message will be communicated through the AUM voice mail system, as well as through posting on the AUM website and on social media. Mass media outlets as well as the campus leadership team will also be notified.
  2. The campus leadership team will notify their Chairs and/or Administrators.
  3. The Chairs and/or Administrators will notify the employees in their respective areas.

Monday-Thursday, Evening Classes

  1. The President, or if absent, Director of the School of Education, will monitor weather conditions and will make the decision to close in the event of severe inclement weather. The decision will be made by 2:00 p.m.
  2. The message will be communicated through the AUM voice mail system, as well as through posting on the AUM website and on social media. Mass media outlets as well as the campus leadership team will also be notified.
  3. The campus leadership team will notify Chairs and/or Administrators who will inform employees in their respective areas.

Saturday and Sunday

  1. The Chair of Undergraduate Studies or designee will monitor weather conditions and, with phone approval of the President, will make the decision to close in the event of severe inclement weather. The decision will be made by 5:00 a.m. if possible or during the day if weather conditions begin to pose a threat to drivers.
  2. The message will be communicated through the AUM voice mail system, as well as through posting on the AUM website and on social media. Mass media outlets as well as the campus leadership team will also be notified.
  3. The campus leadership team will notify Chairs and/or Administrators who will inform employees in their respective areas.