Ithaca College will most often move to an Open - Remote Operations status in the case of an inclement weather event. This status is reserved for situations when weather makes it increasingly hazardous to drive to campus and/or facilities needs additional time to clear walkways and parking lots to ensure safer travel while on campus.
Essential Services and Work Expectations
During this status, all essential in-person services remain open and essential staff supporting these services are expected to report to campus. This includes staff members in the following areas:
- Dining Services (options may be limited)
- Office of Facilities
- Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management
- Student Health Services
- Office of Residential Life Live-In Duty Staff
- Office of Mail Services
- Additional in-person services related to health and safety
Essential staff in the areas listed above are required to report to campus as normal. Many of these departments alternate the essential staff required to report to campus during each subsequent weather-related emergency. Essential employees should consult with their supervisors if they are unsure of their need to report to campus.
Non-Essential Services and Work Expectations
All non-essential in-person services not listed above will be closed to in-person traffic unless otherwise specified. These services include, but may not be limited to:
- Ithaca College Library
- Fitness Center
- Athletics and Events Center Facilities
- IT Labs
- Practice Rooms and Performance Spaces
- Wellness Clinic
Any services that can be delivered in a remote format with remote staff can remain open.
Staff whose basic job duties cannot be accomplished remotely will be compensated per the IC Compensation Program policy. All other staff who are able to complete job functions in a remote format are expected to work remotely. Staff who require special arrangements should contact their supervisor to discuss specific work arrangements or assignments.
Student Employees and Work Expectations
Student employees who work in pre-defined student essential roles may report to work if they are able, but are not required to report during this operational status. These roles include:
- Dining Services
- Resident Assistants (RAs)
- Campus Center Information Desk
- Student Auxiliary Safety Patrol (SASP)
- Mail Services
All other student employees not listed in the categories above are not permitted to work on campus during this operating status.
Please note that students will not be compensated for missed in-person work shifts; however, student employees whose work is able to be performed remotely may continue to do so with approved permission from their supervisor.
Classes and Events
During Open – Remote Operations status no in-person classes or extracurricular events and programs are permitted.
Faculty are expected to utilize the following options for their scheduled classes:
- Synchronous remote delivery during scheduled class time
- Asynchronous substitute or out of class assignments
- Rescheduling the class during a time when campus is open with normal operations
Faculty are expected to communicate class status with their students in a timely manner.