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Policy for Inclement Weather Conditions

Only during the most severe weather conditions—which could potentially endanger the safety of students or staff—will OBU consider closing or moving to an inclement weather schedule. The decision to close or to adopt the inclement weather schedule will be made as early as possible and will be released for broadcast on the following radio and television stations:

Announcements will be made via text through the emergency alert system, OBU's Facebook page, Twitter and email. The OBU switchboard operator will be informed of the decision and OBU students and personnel can call the switchboard at 275-2850 for 24-hour information regarding the University’s operating schedule.

Inclement Weather Schedule for Mon./Wed./Fri. Classes

Regular Class Time Late Start Schedule
8:00–8:50 a.m. 9:30–10:15 a.m.
9:00–9:50 a.m. 10:25–11:10 a.m.
11:00–11:50 a.m. 11:20 a.m.–12:05 p.m.
12:00–12:50 p.m. 12:15–1:00 p.m.
1:00–1:50 p.m. 1:10–1:55 p.m.
2:00–2:50 p.m. 2:05–2:50 p.m.
3:00–3:50 p.m. 3:00-3:45 p.m.

NOTE: The 10 a.m. period has been absorbed into the adjusted schedule, leaving no free period or Chapel-Assembly during the inclement weather schedule.

Inclement Weather Schedule for Tues./Thurs. Classes

Regular Class Time Inclement Weather Schedule
8:00–9:15 a.m. 9:30–10:25 a.m.
9:30–10:45 a.m. 10:35–11:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. 11:40 a.m.–12:35 p.m.
12:30–1:45 p.m. 12:45–1:40 p.m.
2:00–3:15 p.m. 1:50–2:45 p.m.
3:30–4:45 p.m. 2:55–3:50 p.m.

Inclement Weather Schedule for January Term

All January Term classes will start 90 minutes later than the normal start time, and will meet for the full scheduled length of time. Evening classes (beginning at 5 p.m. or later) will start as scheduled. J-Term students are encouraged to check each course professor's Web page for additional instructions.

Inclement Weather Schedule for Evening Classes

Evening classes will meet as scheduled unless otherwise announced.

University administrative offices will open at 9:30 a.m. when OBU is following the inclement weather schedule. The offices will be informed of closing times on days when the inclement weather schedule is utilized. Student workers should contact their supervisors concerning work schedules on such days.