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Snow Removal Plan

During the snow season (generally Dec. 1-March 1) Facilities Services is on alert for snow and ice removal needs. We will do everything we can to make walking and driving on campus as safe as possible. 

Ice Plan

Any time there are conditions that will produce ice on our walks and roads we attempt to put down liquid deicer before 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. On weekends we control ice as needed. Please note that we do not put deicer or salt on sidewalks that are less than a year old as it damages the newer concrete. We will do our best to remove the snow and ice in those areas. 

Snow Plan

If there are 2 inches of snow on the ground and a threat of more snow we will start clearing as soon as we can. If this occurs overnight we will respond and start clearing snow by 4 a.m. in order to be ready for an 8 a.m. start of business. Our priorities for snow removal are described below; during a prolonged snow event we will focus our efforts on maintaining high-priority routes and may not get to lower-priority areas (mixed-use parking and secondary walkways) until the event has concluded.

Priority 1 Loop Road and the Hello Walk; at least partial parking lots for commuting students and staff.
Priority 2 Athletics complex road, primary walkways, and selected parking areas.
Contractor A contractor plows most of our off-campus parking areas including Hawthorne Hall, Tacoma Hall, Viren House, MacKay & Auld, Hawthorne House, and all student houses. This will occur simultaneously with the main campus plowing during a snow event.
Not Plowed Several parking lots are not plowed at all. These are primarily campus residential parking areas. Shovels are available for resident use; check with your AC.

How You Can Help

Please do not park in the "No Overnight Parking" lots after 10 p.m. This ensures that we are able to clear the parking lots for staff, faculty and commuting students by morning. And when parking on campus, be careful not to let your vehicle hang over the sidewalk. This ensures our tractors can pass by at full speed without taking off your bumper!

For additional information on local snow removal schedules, please refer to the following: