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CNU Alert: CNU is conducting a test of the emergency notification systems. Testing is critical to our success in the event of a "real world" emergency. No further action is required. Thank you for your patience as we refine our capabilities. Christopher Newport University's Emergency Notifications System: There are two primary electronic communication methods. In the event of a real-time emergency where students, faculty and staff need to take immediate action, a text message will be sent via this alert system. Other system components such as, email, calls to landline and cell phones, social media, and internal computer overrides may also be used. This type of communication will go to all individuals registered in the cnualert system. In all other cases where there is not an emergency or immediate threat, information will be sent by email to Christopher Newport University students, faculty and staff via the cnu.edu email system. This notification is intended only for members of the Christopher Newport University community who attend classes or work on campus so that they may make plans regarding their daily activities. Thank you for your continued support in Christopher Newport University's emergency management and public safety programs.

Updated: 09/10/2020 10:35 AM

Emergency Closings/Inclement Weather/Delayed Opening

When business operations are affected, cnualert.info is the official source of information. Moreover, one of the following announcements will be given to the news media for broadcast:

  • University Open
    All classes in session. All students, faculty and staff report for work at their normal reporting time.

  • Delayed Opening
    All faculty, staff and students report at the delayed opening time. Classes normally scheduled for the opening time will be held at that hour, e.g., if the delayed opening is at 10 a.m., all 10 a.m. classes will meet at that time while all classes prior to 10 a.m. are cancelled. Designated employees report as required by supervisor.

  • University Closed
    All classes cancelled. All offices are closed. Designated employees report for work as required by supervisor. Scheduled activities may continue as planned. To determine the University event schedule, please call (757) 594-7000.

  • Day Classes Cancelled
    Instructional faculty and students do not report for day classes (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Employees report at normal work hours. Liberal leave policy in effect with approval of supervisor. Designated employees report for work as required by supervisor.

  • Evening Classes Cancelled
    Instructional faculty and students do not report for evening classes (4 p.m. – 11 p.m.). Employees report at normal work hours. Liberal leave policy in effect with approval of supervisor. Designated employees report for work as required by supervisor.

  • Day and Evening Classes Cancelled
    Instructional faculty and students do not report for classes. Employees report at normal work hours. Liberal leave policy in effect with approval of supervisor. Designated employees report for work as required by supervisor.

Athletics
In the event of an emergency such as inclement weather, athletic events at the appropriate venue may be affected differently than the rest of the University. For information regarding athletic event changes or cancellations, please call (757) 594-7000, or go to cnusports.com. Designated employees must report for work as required by supervisor.

Dining Services
In the event of an emergency such as inclement weather, dining services hours of operation may be affected. For information regarding changes in dining services operations, please call (757) 594-7000, or go to Dining Services. Designated employees must report for work as required by supervisor.

Ferguson Center for the Arts
In the event of an emergency such as inclement weather, performances at the Ferguson Center for the Arts may be affected differently than the rest of the University. For information regarding performance delays or cancellations, please call the Ticket Office at (757) 594-8752. University activities and classes at the Ferguson Center are subject to the closing guidelines listed above. Designated employees must report for work as required by supervisor.

Local Television Stations
The following stations receive and broadcast our weather-related delay and closing announcements:

Local Radio Stations
These FM radio stations receive and will broadcast our weather-related delay and closing announcements:

  • 89.5 WHRV-FM
  • 90.3 WHRO-FM
  • 94.9 WPTE-FM
  • 98.7 WNOR-FM
  • 106.9 WAFX-FM
  • 790 WNIS-AM

Online Newspapers: