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North Manchester campus weather procedures

Manchester University’s policy is to maintain normal operations whenever possible. However, adverse weather may cause delays, canceled classes or other modifications of work schedules.

The best and most reliable method to determine whether there are delays or cancellations at the North Manchester campus is to call the North Manchester campus inclement weather phone line, 260-982-5686, after 6 a.m.
If classes are delayed
If classes are delayed, classes before the time indicated will be canceled. A two-hour delay is defined as cancellation of any class, laboratory, event or meeting that is scheduled to begin before 10 a.m.  For example, if you had Biology at 8 a.m., Math at 9 a.m. and Philosophy at 10 a.m., your Biology and Math classes would be canceled but you would go to your Philosophy class at 10 a.m.   This does not mean that your 8 a.m. class would now be at 10 a.m. etc. 

If classes are canceled
If classes are canceled for the day, all classes for that day are canceled but the campus will remain open for essential student services.

How will you know?
Decisions related to on-campus classes and activities will be made no later than 6 a.m. and all North Manchester faculty, staff and students will be notified of any cancellations or schedule delays through the following process:

  • The North Manchester inclement weather phone line 260-982-5686 will be updated no later than 6 a.m.
  • A campus-wide email will be sent to all North Manchester faculty, staff and students.
  • A notice will be sent to all North Manchester faculty, staff and students who are signed up for Spartan Alerts using the InformaCast system. Here is how to sign up. Signing up also will enable you to receive notifications on any type of emergency affecting the Fort Wayne campus.

Announcements will not be posted through TV and radio outlets.


Employees in positions deemed “essential” must always report to work unless conditions are too hazardous (for example, the roads are closed).  Please ask your supervisor or department chair if your position is considered “essential” for purposes of keeping the campus functional in the event of serious adverse weather.
Because driving skills, vehicle capabilities and travel routes vary significantly, each employee will have to assess the risks of traveling under adverse conditions, exercise his/her personal judgment, and determine whether it is safe or prudent to travel to work.