The Chancellor released this statement today regarding the weather situation on Monday, January 6th: unless you’re a critical employee (e.g. you remove snow or help care for patients) you shouldn’t report to work. For graduate assistants, it will be an excused, unpaid absence according to the University. You may want to contact your supervisor just to give them a heads up but if you have any other questions, feel free to contact the GEO at Stay warm and safe!

Special Reminder for Graduate Assistants

If you’re a Graduate Assistant with an appointment that runs through the UIC winter break, you do not have to make up your hours if they fall on the UIC-recognized holidays when the campus is closed.  According to the UIC Human Resources Calendar, the University will be officially closed on Wednesday, December 25th; Thursday, December 26th; and Wednesday, January 1st.

If your normal work hours fall on any of those days, you do not have to make up those hours.  Please feel free to contact the GEO with any questions at or 312-733-9641.

Have a great break!