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Inclement Weather Policy

To determine if a UREC facility is open, call the individual facility in question

Mt. Mitchell Life Fitness Centre (828) 262-8301
Quinn Recreation Center (828) 262-3035
Student Recreation Center (828) 262-8704
or call the UREC HOTLINE (828) 262-UREC (8732)

Inclement Weather Policy – University Recreation Facilities & Programs

#1: CLASSES CANCELED during the AM (at/after 6:00 a.m. but prior to 10:00 a.m.)
If classes are canceled during the morning and the University remains operational:
ALL UREC facilities and programs will open on time and will work to (try) remain open and operate as scheduled. If classes remain canceled for the entire day, UREC will proceed to closing and canceling programs as outlined in #3.

#2: CLASSES CANCELED during the AM (before 5:00 a.m.)
If classes are canceled during the morning and the University remains operational:
UREC will work to open the SRC at 8:00 a.m., the Quinn Center at 10:00 a.m., and Mt. Mitchell at 9:00 a.m. (depending on whether or not the Plemmons Student Union opens). If classes remain canceled for the entire day, UREC will proceed to closing and canceling programs as outlined in #3.

#3: CLASSES CANCELED during mid-day (after 10:50 a.m.)
If classes are canceled, but the University remains operational:
UREC will work to keep the SRC open until 10:00 p.m. (the pool and climbing wall would close at 9:00 p.m.), Mt. Mitchell Fitness Center would close at 8:00 p.m. (or as the Plemmons Student Union closes), and the Quinn Rec Center would close at 7:00 p.m. All programs (such as Group fitness classes, Intramural & Club Sports activities, roll clinics, aquatics programs/swim lessons, group meetings, etc.) would be canceled.

NOTE: Friday and Saturday would result in all facilities closing one hour earlier than normal, as well as Mt. Mitchell closing when the Student Union closes and the Quinn closing at 5:00 p.m.

#4: CLASSES CANCELED during the afternoon (after 12:45 p.m.)
If classes are canceled during the afternoon (evening classes canceled) and the University remains operational:
UREC will work to keep the SRC open until 10:00 p.m. (the pool and climbing wall would close at 9:00 p.m.), Mt. Mitchell Fitness Center would close at 8:00 p.m. (or as the Plemmons Student Union closes), and the Quinn Rec Center would close at 7:00 p.m. All programs (such as Group fitness classes, Intramural & Club Sports activities, roll clinics, aquatics programs/swim lessons, group meetings, etc.) would be canceled.

#5: UNIVERSITY SUSPENDS OPERATIONS during the AM (prior to 5:00 a.m.)
If the University officially Suspends Operations prior to 5:00 a.m.:
UREC will work to open the SRC at 9:00 a.m. and remain open until 9:00 p.m. (the pool and climbing wall would close at 8:00 p.m.), Mt. Mitchell Fitness Center would open based on the PSU operational hours, and the Quinn Rec Center would be CLOSED. All programs (such as Group fitness classes, Intramural & Club Sports activities, roll clinics, aquatics programs/swim lessons, group meetings, etc.) would be canceled.

#6: UNIVERSITY SUSPENDS OPERATIONS mid-day (after 11:50 a.m.)
If the University officially Suspends Operations mid-day:
UREC will work to keep the SRC open until 9:00 p.m. (the pool and climbing wall would close at 8:00 p.m.), Mt. Mitchell Fitness Center would CLOSE as the Plemmons Student Union closes, and the Quinn Rec Center would CLOSE at 4:00 p.m. All programs (such as Group fitness classes, Intramural & Club Sports activities, roll clinics, aquatics programs/swim lessons, group meetings, etc.) would be canceled.

We regret the inconvenience caused by inclement weather. We have enacted these policies with a priority on student employee safety and the safety of the general Appalachian public. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact Brad Vest at (828) 262-2100.

Revised/updated: 01/21/16