In the event of adverse weather (snow and ice) affecting the University, communications will be issued to both staff and students to advise of any operational changes that need to be implemented to ensure our campuses remain safe.
A summary of these communications and where students and staff need to check for the latest operational status during adverse weather are provided below.
Where possible, the University aims to pre-warn students and staff of any weather forecast that may impact our day to day operations.
Snowfall over night
Should significant snowfall occur overnight, please do not begin your journey to Hatfield until the University’s opening status has been confirmed. Opening arrangements will be posted by 07:00 via Studynet and UHq. Information will also be available through the University’s social media and the Herts Mobile app.
Snowfall during the day
Should significant snowfall that impacts the operation of the University occur during the day, communications will be issued via Studynet and UHq. Information will also be available through the University’s social media and the Herts Mobile app. Staff must liaise with their line managers to agree arrangements for leaving early.
Gritting of campus roads and footpaths
View our winter gritting and snow clearance maps. Our winter gritting and snow clearance maps identify what roads and footpaths will be gritted on campus as soon as possible. Due to low temperatures, icy patches may still occur so please take care when walking on the paths.
HR guidance during adverse weather conditions
Where adverse weather conditions cause disruption to normal travel arrangements, the Adverse Weather Guidance outlines the arrangements and clarifies expectations on attendance at work. It also outlines how resulting absences will be handled where normal working becomes very difficult.