Weather Information

Updates on Class/University Cancellations

Whenever possible, the University will remain open during inclement weather. However, we encourage students, faculty and staff to use good judgment and avoid serious risks when traveling to and from campus. When classes are cancelled or university offices closed, that information will be posted on the UNI home pageAdditional information is available on the UNI weather cancellations policy Web page.


Snow Removal

Grounds Services provides snow removal services for general-fund facilities, department of residence facilities, parking auxiliary facilities, event facilities and institutional roads. During the height of a major snow event, Grounds Service simultaneously provides service to its campus customers.
Current Snow Removal Guidelines


Road Conditions

Iowa Department of Transportation Winter Road Conditions Report


Contact Grounds Services

If you have concerns about unsafe conditions or snow removal in a specific area, contact Ground Services at 319-273-4400 or visit their website.


Campus Storm Shelter Locations:

Every building has areas designated as "Severe Weather Shelters". Make sure you know where the designated areas are in your buildings. Emergency Shelter areas for each academic building may also be found on the UNI Safety website at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/ehso/acad-shelters.shtml

The Department of Residence Emergency Shelter Locations may be found on the UNI Safety website at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/ehso/dor-shelters.shtml