Inclement weather policy
Temperatures have dropped and snow is in the forecast: it’s time to get reacquainted with McMaster’s snow closure policy (officially called the Storm Emergency policy).
The university remains open unless it is formally closed. If necessary, the university will formally announce a closure when severe weather poses a danger to students, staff and faculty while on campus or if the weather would prevent large numbers of them from coming to campus or returning safely to their homes.
If there is no specific announcement about McMaster being closed, then the university remains open.
Every effort will be made to confirm a closing by 5:30 a.m. If weather conditions change throughout the day, the University will make an announcement as soon as possible. When a closing has been confirmed, it will be communicated via the Daily News and on the university’s social media sites: facebook.com/mcmasteruniversity,
twitter.com/McMasterU and by Hamilton media (radio and television).
Faculty, staff and students are responsible for checking local media and the Daily News on stormy days.