52 Cancellation of Classes and or University Closure Due to Adverse Weather Conditions

PDAD&C #52, 2005-06


TO: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs

Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity

DATE: December 14, 2005
RE: Cancellation of Classes and/or University Closure Due to Adverse Weather Conditions


Cancellation of classes and, more rarely, University closure can occur as a result of adverse weather conditions. Classes should not normally be cancelled by individual instructors or by division heads. In the event that there is a decision to cancel classes or to close the University, the decision will be recorded on the 416-978-SNOW line (416-978-7669) and posted on the University's website - http://www.utoronto.ca . A PDAD&C memo will also be distributed. If the decision is taken overnight, it will be communicated to the University community through local radio and television stations by the Public Affairs Office and by broadcast message via telephone to campus voicemail boxes.

For further information about the responsibility for canceling classes and/or closure of the University, please see PDAD&C memo #42 [2004-05] available at