Emergency Management Notifications

The key to safety and security is preparedness.

Classes are suspended on Monday, December 2, 2019

Due to the anticipated inclement weather conditions in the region during the return of students from Thanksgiving break, the University is suspending all classes on MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019. Unless otherwise notified, all classes will resume on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019.

All residence halls and University apartments are open to receive returning students. The University encourages its students, faculty and staff to exercise their best judgment in determining whether it is safe to travel to campus. If possible, avoid unnecessary travel and take all precautions if travel is necessary. Please check with event organizers for status of scheduled campus activities.

Please continue to monitor the University's website or the University’s Emergency Information Line at (518) 442-7669, and your email for updates.

Official Sources

Official campus emergency sources of information

To report an emergency from anywhere on campus, call 911.

 

The Web
This page will post frequent updates, and the University homepage will feature a UAlbany Alert notification.

 

Email Notifications
Email messages will be issued from UAlbanyAlert@albany.edu. This includes class cancellations in the event of inclement weather.

 

Social Media
Information will be shared via @UAlbanyAlert on Twitter. Follow for updates.

 

Emergency Information Phone Line
UAlbany's emergency information phone line provides updates in the event of an emergency. You can access it 24/7 at (518) 442-7669.

 

"UAlbany Alert" by Text Message, Voicemail or Email Notifications
Recipients must sign up for these notifications and can do so by logging on to MyUAlbany and choosing "UAlbany Alert" under self-service.

 

Suspension of Classes / Events
The campus community should always assume that classes and events will be held as scheduled unless otherwise notified by the University. Suspending classes and events is an extraordinary, last step and a decision the University takes very seriously because of the disruption that it causes to our academic calendar.     

 

Travel Safety
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to exercise their best judgment in determining whether it is safe to travel to, and from campus, based on individual circumstances. Students not able to attend classes due to weather conditions must make accommodations with professors and instructors individually, while faculty and staff must make accommodations with their supervisors.   

 

Snow and Ice Removal
Snow or ice clearing concerns should be reported immediately to the Facilities Office Customer Service Center at (518) 442-3480. Learn more about snow clearing procedures.

 

Only the Governor of New York State can close state offices, agencies, and campuses
When offices are open, employees are expected to report to work. However, liberal leave procedures are in effect. During emergencies, non-essential employees may request supervisory approval to charge their accruals when offices are open. Essential employees are to report in accordance with their schedule.