Keep your Hawk Alert settings up to date to stay in the know when bad weather impacts operations
Monday, October 30, 2023

With winter weather returning to Iowa City, it’s important for the campus community to get reacquainted with the University of Iowa’s Extreme Weather Plan.

Update your Hawk Alert settings; a text message is the fastest way to receive an alert. 

Whenever possible, the university continues to function during inclement weather, and employees are expected to report for work and perform their job duties. As long as students and their instructors are able to travel to and from campus safely, regularly scheduled classes will continue to meet.

For more information, view the university's Extreme Weather Plan on the Campus Safety website.

If classes are canceled, the university will issue a Hawk Alert and post the cancelation to the UI Homepage, the UI Emergency Information website, and its Twitter account. Please use this reminder as an opportunity to update your Hawk Alert preferences. Text messaging is the fastest way to receive a Hawk Alert.

Here is some other helpful winter weather information:

  • GPS-based, real-time passenger information through the Transit app is available for CAMBUS, Coralville Transit, and Iowa City Transit. This app can help you determine when a bus will arrive at a stop so you can plan accordingly. We recommend that you pin the routes you ride so you can receive notifications of any weather-related detours or delays. 
  • The Parking and Transportation Department offers free jump-start service for employees, students, and visitors parked on the university’s main campus. Motorist assistance is offered on an as-available basis from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The service is not offered on university holidays. To request service, call 319-335-8312.