Class Cancellation Procedures

All faculty members are expected to meet their classes at the regularly scheduled times. If an emergency requires cancellation of a class, it is important that you notify the law school as early as possible so that students can be promptly informed.

If you need to cancel a class, email cancellations@law.umaryland.edu. Upon receipt, the information will be posted to the website, posted on the screen at the main law school entrance if weather permits, and your students will be sent an email notifying them of the class cancellation. Please follow this procedure even if you announce the cancellation in class or via Blackboard to ensure that all students are informed.

Rescheduling Classes

Instructors should arrange with their classes a mutually acceptable time to schedule a make-up session, and should use the room reservation system to secure a room. It is especially difficult to find convenient make-up times for evening students, making cancellation of their classes especially problematic. If at all possible, please avoid scheduling make-up classes during the open hours of Mondays 12 noon—1:00 pm, Wednesdays 12 noon—2:00 pm and Thursdays 3:00—5:00 pm. Please confirm your room reservation before announcing the rescheduling to students.

Faculty who hold classes when a substantial number of students cannot attend for a good cause (e.g. religious holidays) are encouraged to take appropriate measures (such as make-up classes, permitting taping, tutoring, individual or group discussion, etc.) to enable students who cannot attend those classes to make up material they missed.

Inclement Weather

It is the policy of the University of Maryland Baltimore to conduct business as usual on every scheduled day. Due to inclement weather, however, the Office of the President may decide it is necessary to close the campus. If so, that decision usually is made by 6:00 a.m. and can be accessed by calling 410-706-8622. The law school also makes this same information available on our own phone line 410-706-7214 by 6:30 a.m.

The law school has authority to make separate decisions regarding late afternoon and evening classes. We try to make those decisions and provide notice to faculty, students and staff no later than 3:00 p.m.

Students, faculty and staff members should tune in to WBAL 1090 AM in Baltimore or WTOP 103.5 FM radio in Washington, D.C. for the announcement of University decisions regarding classes during inclement weather. Call 410-706-UMAB (8622) for the latest, most reliable, information on campus closings.

When the law school is open, individual students and faculty may have to make their own decisions regarding the safety of traveling to and from school.

Faculty who decide to cancel class due to weather considerations should email cancellations@law.umaryland.edu. Upon receipt, the information will be posted to the website, posted on the screen at the main law school entrance if weather permits, and your students will be sent an email notifying them of the class cancellation. Please follow this procedure even if you announce the cancellation in class or via Blackboard to ensure that all students are informed.


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