1. In most cases, if the Dallas
Independent School District is closed, DBU will be closed
for all morning, afternoon, and evening classes, both on
and off campus. However, if the roads are safe and the DISD
schools close due to fuel curtailment only, DBU may be able
to hold classes.
2. At times DBU may need to
close when weather conditions in the area are more severe,
even if the DISD does not close.
3. Generally, DBU offices will
be closed when classes are closed. However, when road conditions
are safe, employees are encouraged to come to work. Each
employee will need to use their best judgement concerning
safety of road conditions and contact their office supervisor
if unable to be at work by 10:00 a.m.
4. If inclement weather becomes
an issue during the day, DBU offices will be contacted by
EMAIL and by telephone as needed. Television and radio stations
will also be contacted. If you are off-campus during the
day, please contact your office/department rather than the
5. Administration will contact
most television and radio stations in the metroplex concerning
school closing due to inclement weather. Radio station KRLD
1080 AM and television station WFAA channel 8 will be contacted
first. You may also call 214-333-7ICE (7423) for current
DBU closing information.
6. Specific make-up days have
been scheduled for each winter mini-term. Since one day
is 20% of a mini-term, a missed day must be made up. Please
refer to the Winter/Spring Schedule of Classes, page
10 for the specific make-up day for each mini-term. If a
day is missed during the Short or Long Winter Terms, a make
up day will be left up to the professor. It is not mandatory
that Short or Long Winter Term classes be made up (there
are scheduled make-up days for these two terms if the professor
chooses to use them). Professors must address make-up days
in the course syllabus and must contact Lou Esparza to schedule
the use of a classroom for each make-up day.