A team effort
Decisions to cancel classes for an entire campus or to close a regional campus because of dangerous weather conditions usually involve boots on the ground, rubber on the road (or ice) and weather monitoring that began days earlier.
The final decision falls to the campus chancellor or provost, with input from campus leadership. It begins, though, with emergency managers, police and facility operations staff who monitor
Sometimes winter storms result in special plans for clearing streets and sidewalks. When safety concerns escalate, a conference call involving senior campus management may be held to consider details such as the status of grounds, buildings, walkways and bus system, as well as weather forecasts and travel advisories. These discussions include representatives for student affairs, communications
Once a final decision is made, campuswide cancellations, delays
IU students and staff determine how they receive IU-Notify emergency alerts. They can check their settings by searching for IU-Notify at one.iu.edu to make sure they can receive alerts at home (rather than office or parent phones).
The deans of the IU School of Medicine and the IU School of Dentistry also can cancel classes and have their own procedures for notifying students, staff
We cannot close
Even when classes and activities are canceled, some campuses cannot close completely because of the services needed to maintain residence halls, medical facilities, research labs