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Plemmons Student Union Inclement Weather Policy & Closing Schedule
We regret the inconvenience caused by inclement weather. We have enacted these policies with a priority on student employee safety and the safety of the general Appalachian public, and in accordance with the judgment of Appalachian State University officials in determining the Level of safety under which the University is operating. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact Jenny Koehn at (828) 262-3032.
Facility & Reservations
To cancel a reservation due to inclement weather, please call (828) 262-3030 (Info Desk) or (828) 262-3032 (Student Engagement and Leadership Reservations and Administration Office). To determine if a unit within the PSU is open, call the individual unit in question or call the Information Desk at (828) 262-3030.
If the University is operating under Reduced Operations and classes are not canceled, the PSU will work to remain open on a regular schedule.
If the University begins the day with classes canceled under Reduced or Suspended Operations and then resumes Normal Operations at any point during the day (i.e., classes resume), the PSU will work to open on time and remain open as scheduled until 11:00 p.m. Reservations are canceled while Reduced/Suspended Operations are in effect.
If the University announces that classes are canceled under Reduced or Suspended Operations in the morning for the entire day, or announces Reduced/Suspended Operations midday (with classes canceled), the PSU will open on time and will remain open until 9pm, along with Cascades & McAlister’s Deli. *Individual offices and units within the building may choose to open later/close early, depending on employee availability.* Reservations will be canceled while Reduced/Suspended Operations are in effect.
If the University is operating under a Closure, the PSU will work to be open from noon-5:00 p.m. All reservations will be canceled during the time of the University closing and no contact will be made with organizations/departments holding reservations during that period. Reservations are canceled.
If the University is operating under a Closure for the morning only: the PSU will work to open by noon and will close based on subsequent University announcements throughout the day (i.e., either 5:00 p.m. for a full Closure, or 9:00 p.m. for Reduced/Suspended Operations).
If the University announces a Closure midday: all reservations will be canceled and the facility will close at 5:00 p.m.