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Queens Operating on Normal Schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 11

December 10, 2018


Posted: Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 | 8:45 p.m.

Queens will be operating on a normal schedule on Tuesday, December 11.

Main roads are clear and roadways around campus are fine. Some secondary roads may have issues depending on where people live.

Commuter students and employees should use their best judgment (based on conditions at or near their home) as to when to travel to campus and communicate their plans with their professor or supervisor.


Queens Closed Monday, Dec. 10

Posted: Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 | 2:45 p.m.

Due to winter storm conditions, the university is closed for official business on Monday, Dec. 10. Only essential personnel should report. All events scheduled on campus on Sunday and Monday are canceled.

Monday Academic Schedule

Faculty members and the Registrar’s Office should have contacted all students regarding alternative arrangements for Monday, Dec. 10 for final exams or final assignments. If you have a final exam scheduled or final assignment due on Monday, Dec. 10 and have not heard from your professor, contact him or her for instructions.

Loss of Electrical Power on Campus

Campus is currently without electrical power and it is unclear when power will be restored. Residential students should continue to shelter in place. Additional details will be emailed from the Residence Life & Housing staff. If an extended power outage is declared, students should prepare for possible evacuation of Hayes, Belk, HBO, Barnhardt and Byrum Halls. If an evacuation is deemed necessary, students should follow the directions from Residence Life and Housing staff.

Campus Police

Campus Police may be reached at 704-337-2306. Should the campus phone system go down resulting from the power outage, Campus Police can be reached at 980-875-8520.

Winter Weather Advisory still in Effect

A Winter Weather Advisory is still in place because of unsafe conditions. The winter weather is expected to stay around freezing throughout the day on Sunday and overnight into Monday with a wintery mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. Black ice is an ongoing danger as rain and melting snow can easily freeze presenting slippery conditions on local roads and sidewalks. Students, faculty and staff should avoid any unnecessary travel given the current weather conditions. 

Residential Student Power Outage Information

Please follow the following guidelines during the power outage:

  • Students should shelter in place. Students should avoid unnecessary travel in residence hall stairwells and hallways, which may be operating on emergency lighting. Use good judgement when navigating a residence hall. Students should have a personal flashlight that they can utilize during a power outage.
  • Students should shift devices to low power modes on cell phones and laptops and use only as a necessary.
  • Candles are NOT allowed in residence halls and should not be used (even in the case of a power outage).
  • Students with medication requiring refrigeration can move their medicines to the Kinesiology suite refrigerator in the Levine Center during a power outage or the Wireman AD apartment. These emergency refrigerators will remain on with generator power. If you need assistance with this please contact Campus Police at 704-337-2306 or your building supervisor below.
  • Any students needing special assistance during a power outage should contact Campus Police at 704-337-2306. You can also email your building’s supervisor to discuss any concerns in advance of the storm.
  • During a power outage, the campus operates under emergency conditions, thus the campus is considered "dry."  This means students are not allowed to consume alcohol regardless of age. Additionally, students may not have overnight guests on campus during the emergency. Violations of campus policies during emergency conditions will result in higher sanctions.  

Extended Power Outage

In the case of an extended power outage:

Students may be REQUIRED to relocate to a designated evacuation area for the duration of the extended power outage. If this takes place you will receive additional instructions via email or via the Residence Life and Housing staff. Please follow all instructions from staff in the case of a required residence hall evacuation. 

 


 

QUEENS CLOSED SUNDAY, DEC. 9

Posted: Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 | 9:15 a.m.

Due to winter storm conditions, the university will be closed for official business on Sunday, Dec. 9. All events scheduled on campus today are canceled.

The winter weather is expected to stay around freezing throughout the day on Sunday and into the overnight with a wintery mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. Black ice is an ongoing danger as rain and melting snow can easily freeze presenting slippery conditions on local roads and sidewalks. Students, faculty and staff should avoid any unnecessary travel given the current weather conditions.

The next storm update will be sent via QAlert sometime on Sunday afternoon. 


 

Winter Weather Advisory

Posted: December 7, 2018 | 3 p.m.

Forecasts are projecting some winter weather for the Charlotte area this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 through 12 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. Queens is closely monitoring regional forecasts and any possible impacts on the campus community.

Queens is currently operating under a normal schedule. Information about any delayed operations or university closures will be communicated via QAlert messages, the Queens website and local news outlets.

We will keep you informed over the weekend as weather forecasts develop.

Any impact on the schedule for Monday, December 10—for final exams or final assignments—will be directly communicated to students by their course faculty or the Registrar’s Office.

Residential Student Information

Queens is preparing for the possible impacts of the winter storm this weekend. The biggest concern for residential students is the possibility of power outages on campus.

In the case of a power outage, please follow these procedures:
  • Students should shelter in place. Students should avoid unnecessary travel in residence hall stairwells and hallways, which may be operating on emergency lighting. Use good judgement when navigating a residence hall. Students should have a personal flashlight that they can utilize in the case of a power outage. Ensure it has batteries as you prepare for the storm.
  • Plan ahead by charging all devices prior to the storm. If power is lost, students should shift to low power modes on cell phones and laptops and use only as a necessary.
  • Candles are NOT allowed in residence halls and should not be used (even in the case of a power outage).
  • Students with medication requiring refrigeration can move their medicines to the Kinesiology suite refrigerator in the Levine Center during a power outage or the Wireman AD apartment. These emergency refrigerators will remain on with generator power. If you need assistance with this please contact Campus Police at 704-337-2306 or your building supervisor below.
  • Any students needing special assistance during a power outage should contact Campus Police at 704-337-2306. You can also email your building’s supervisor to discuss any concerns in advance of the storm.

  • In the case of the power outage, the campus will immediately be operating under emergency conditions, thus the campus is considered "dry."  This means students are not allowed to consume alcohol regardless of age. Additionally, students may not have overnight guests on campus during the emergency. Violations of campus policies during emergency conditions will result in higher sanctions.  
In the case of an extended power outage:

Students may be REQUIRED to relocate to a designated evacuation area for the duration of the extended power outage. If this takes place you will receive additional instructions via email or via the Residence Life and Housing staff. Please follow all instructions from staff in the case of a required residence hall evacuation.

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