GW is Monitoring Possible Inclement Weather

GW is Monitoring Possible Inclement Weather
March 20, 2018

[Updated: March 20 at 6:15 p.m.] GW is monitoring possible inclement weather for the Washington metropolitan area.

Notification of Operating Status: The university’s operating status will be evaluated on a daily basis during this weather event. A decision about the university’s operating status for March 21 will be made by 5 a.m. tomorrow. Information will be communicated through the following ways:

  • Text and email alerts through GW Alerts. To sign up for GW Alert text messages or to add additional email addresses, visit the GW Alert FAQs.
  • GW’s homepage ( and Campus Advisories (
  • GW Information Line (202-994-5050), Virginia Science and Technology Campus Information Line (571-553-8333) and School of Medicine and Health Sciences Information Line (202-994-2196)
  • Social media via Twitter (@GWTweets) and Facebook.

If the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor. If you are unsure of your classification, please ask your supervisor.

For preparedness tips and safety information, refer to Winter Season Adverse Weather Reminders, GW Emergency Response Handbook and/or the Designated and Essential Employee brochure.