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Other Info: Library Schedule: The hours of operation for the Library will be posted on the USC Upstate homepage and Library Web page. Dining Services Schedule: The hours of operation for Dining Services will be posted on the USC Upstate homepage and Dining Services Facebook Page. Wellness Center: When the University is closed for inclement weather, teh Wellness Center will be open from 12:00 p.m.to 6:00 p.m. Building Access: The doors closest to Highway 176 (the front of campus) and accessible entrances on each building are usually the first cleared of snow and ice. Watch for signs directing you toward the safest entrance. In times of inclement weather, students and employ-ees are urged to use their best judgment to determine if traveling to campus will present a safety hazard. Student Employment Employment, including on-campus student employ-ment, is governed by the University of South Carolina policies, South Carolina state laws and United States of America federal laws. On-campus employment processes and procedures have been developed with compliance to the aforementioned policies and laws. Dispute Resolution Policy for Student Employees Student employees are expected to discuss concerns about their work conditions and/or work expectations first with their immediate supervisor. The supervi-sor should respond within seven business days. If no response or if conversation does not produce a mutually agreed resolution to the concerns, student employees may then discuss those concerns with the next-level supervisor whose decision on the matter is final, and will be delivered within seven business days. Tobacco-Free and Smoke-Free Campus Policy The University of South Carolina Upstate is dedi-cated to providing a safe, healthful, comfortable, and productive learning, living, and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), direct smok-ing is currently responsible for approximately 3.5 mil- 151 UCG website at www.ucgreenville.org for information on the status of the University Center of Greenville. Definitions/Closing Messages are as follows: Classes Canceled: Students do not report for class with an indication for day and/or evening classes. Faculty, staff and students working or attending classes at the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics and the Greenville Campus at UCG or the River Street location will follow the same schedule as the USC Upstate campus (unless the University Center Greenville is closed). All classes with the exception of online classes are canceled. Employees are expected to report to work but may take annual leave, elect to take the day without pay, or make-up the time missed within a specified time frame to be established by Human Resources in conjunction with Payroll. Classes Delayed: • After the University opens, students should report to their next scheduled class. • Nursing students: Clinical and laboratory experic-nes willb ejoined inprogress after the opening of the University. • Education students: School clinicals will follow the appropriate K-12 school schedules. • Students enrolled in natural science labora-tory classes should join their lab in progress if instructed by their professor after the opening of the University. USC Upstate Closed: Classes are canceled for students and employees do not report to work. Employees may elect to take annual leave, take the day without pay, or make-up the time missed within a specified time frame to be established by Human Resources in conjunction with Payroll. Communication Methods: Unless changes are posted by the following means, assume that classes will meet as scheduled. The USC Upstate Website The Winter Weather Information box will be displayed on the USC Upstate homepage during times of inclement weather with information regarding closings or delays. Social Media: Information will be posted to USC Upstate’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Area Media Outlets: WSPA-TV7, WYFF-TV4, FOX 21. Occasionally media outlets will confuse the message provided by the University. For clarification, please consult the USC Upstate Website. 147 ‘16 - ‘17 Student Handbook


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