Inclement Weather Plan

In the event the University implements a shift to remote/virtual instruction (Plan A) or closure (Plan B) due to inclement weather, the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity will operate according to the University’s plan as outlined below.

For the most up-to-date information concerning the Noel Studio’s inclement weather schedule, please visit our chat box at studio.eku.edu, email us at noelstudio@eku.edu, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram.

For the safety of staff and students, the Noel Studio will monitor conditions throughout the day and reserves the right to close our space and shift services online (Plan A) or cancel services entirely (Plan B) in the event the University does not initiate a University-level Plan A or B due to inclement weather.

CONSULTATIONS

Plan A (Remote/Virtual)

Under Plan A, University operations and in-person instruction will transition to remote/virtual instruction for the day. In the event that EKU implements Plan A, all Noel Studio consultations (including Course-Embedded Consultations) will shift online and ideally maintain their originally scheduled time. Our physical space will be closed.

Please note that the Noel Studio may need to shift your appointment to a different consultant and/or make slight modifications to the consultation time/duration, dependent upon consultant/staff schedules or technology access; the Noel Studio will contact you directly if there's a need to change the time/duration of your appointment.

Students can log into their Noel Studio account and/or contact the Noel Studio via the chat box located at studio.eku.edu to check on appointment availability and/or to reschedule consultation. Depending upon consultant availability, the Noel Studio may or may not be able to reschedule for the same day.

In the unlikely event the University implements a transition to remote/virtual instruction (Plan A) AFTER opening on a standard schedule, all Noel Studio consultations are canceled to accommodate staff travel; virtual/remote consultation hours will be re-added to our online scheduling system as consultants become available. 

Plan B (Closure/Cancelation)

Under Plan B, University operations and in-person instruction are canceled and suspended until further notice. In the event that EKU implements Plan B, all Noel Studio consultations (including Course-Embedded Consultations) are canceled and services (including our live chat) are suspended until the University resumes operations. Our physical space will be closed. 

Students can log into their Noel Studio account to check on appointment availability and/or to reschedule consultations once the University resumes operations; the Noel Studio live chat box will be available once the University resumes operations. 


ORIENTATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Plan A (Remote/Virtual)

Under Plan A, University operations and in-person instruction will transition to remote/virtual instruction for the day. In the event that EKU implements Plan A, the Noel Studio will make every effort to shift orientations/presentations online; however, consultant/staff schedules and/or access to technology may necessitate rescheduling. A Noel Studio representative will contact you directly about your orientations/presentations.

Plan B (Closure/Cancelation)

Under Plan B, University operations and in-person instruction are canceled and suspended until further notice. In the event that EKU implements Plan B, all Noel Studio orientation/presentations are canceled. 

Faculty should email noelstudio@eku.edu to reschedule orientations/presentations, but might also consider an asynchronous orientation/presentation.


WORKSHOPS

Plan A (Remote/Virtual)

Under Plan A, University operations and in-person instruction will transition to remote/virtual instruction for the day. In the event that EKU implements Plan A, the Noel Studio will make every effort to shift the workshop online; however, consultant/staff schedules, consultant/staff access to technology, and/or the workshop type may necessitate rescheduling. A Noel Studio representative will contact you directly about your specific workshop.

Plan B (Closure/Cancelation)

Under Plan B, University operations and in-person instruction are canceled and suspended until further notice. In the event that EKU implements Plan B, all Noel Studio workshops are canceled. 

Faculty should email noelstudio@eku.edu to reschedule workshops, but might also consider an active learning toolkit.