Changes in the university’s operating status will be sent as alerts by text message and email via HOYAlert. HOYAlert sends messages with guidance in the event of an incident affecting the safety or security of Georgetown University’s Law Campus. All Georgetown Law faculty, staff and students are automatically enrolled to receive HOYAlerts emailed to their university email address. If you are not currently receiving HOYAlert notifications, or would like to update your contact information in the system to receive text notifications, please log into the system to verify and update your information.

Operating Status
During inclement weather the Law Campus will operate under one of the following statuses:

  1. Open
  2. Open with liberal leave and instructional continuity
  3. Open with delayed arrival, instructional continuity and liberal leave
  4. Campus closed with instructional continuity
  5. Campus closed with instruction suspended
  6. Early departure with instructional continuity

For the most up-to-date information on operating statuses, please visit the university operating status webpage or call the university operating status line at (202) 687-SNOW (7669).

Instructional Continuity
When circumstances prevent on-campus instruction, students should be prepared to participate in alternate instructional activities planned by faculty members instead of attending in-person classes. If you have questions about instructional continuity in your classes, please contact your professors.

Faculty who have questions about their role in instructional continuity should contact the Office of Academic Affairs or visit the instructional continuity page for more information. Staff and AAP employees who have responsibilities under an instructional continuity plan will be expected to work remotely during a disruption to the normal operating status.

Telework, Hybrid and Emergency Employees
All employees who are designated telework or hybrid should maintain their normal work schedule regardless of operating status. Employees unable to maintain their normal work schedule remotely due to school closures or other related impacts should contact their managers.  Certain employees are designated as “emergency employees” to provide critical services during an emergency event. These employees must report to work in person as scheduled or directed during emergency situations, unless informed otherwise. Emergency employees can find more information about their responsibilities by reviewing Georgetown University’s Emergency Operating Principles.