Severe Weather and Class Attendance
Date: September 30, 2021
To: NYU Faculty
From: Provost Katherine E. Fleming
Sometimes severe weather disrupts University programming. Whenever this happens, advisories are issued to the entire University community, and information about significant closings and changes to University operations is posted at NYU’s Info Alert page and appears as a banner on NYU’s website.
Should a severe weather event occur that disrupts in-person operations, the University will most likely move instruction online for a short period, rather than cancel classes. In such circumstances, the expectation will be for instructors to teach their classes remotely via Zoom, at their regular days and times. This will enable schools and departments to avoid the challenges of scheduling make-up classes later on. If it is not possible to teach a particular course remotely following its assigned schedule, instructors must reschedule their classes, in accordance with departmental or school guidelines. All classes must continue to meet credit hour requirements per federal and state regulations, even when facing disruptions due to inclement weather.