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Campus closure August 7 and 8 due to anticipated severe weather and flooding

UH logoAnnouncement from Chancellor Straney


The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo will be closed on Thursday and Friday, August 7 and 8, 2014, due to anticipated severe weather conditions and possible flooding caused by Hurricanes Iselle and Julio.

The campus will be closed and all scheduled activities are cancelled. Only employees deemed essential in emergencies shall report to work.

All campus operations are expected to resume as scheduled on Monday, August 11, 2014. However, due to the unpredictability of the effects of Hurricanes Iselle and Julio, please monitor the major media and check for updates on the UH Hilo website.

For more weather information, please see the web sites listed below:

Employees affected by the closing of the university should not report to work and shall be granted Administrative Leave for Thursday, August 7, and Friday, August 8, 2014.

The following information is provided in order to clarify the work or leave status of employees:

  1. Employees who work on Thursday, August 7, 2014 and/or on Friday, August 8, 2014, shall be considered as having worked their normal day of work and shall not be granted equivalent time off at a later date.
  2. Employees who are on their scheduled day off shall not be granted equivalent time off at a later date.
  3. Employees who are on approved leaves shall be continued on leave status without any adjustment to their leave records and shall not be granted equivalent time off at a later date.
  4. Hourly paid employees (i.e. causal hires, emergency hires) shall not be entitled to Administrative Leave.

Should you have any questions please contact the Human Resources Office at 974-7449.

Keep safe,

Don Straney

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