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School Closure Policy


In times of inclement weather, the Institute of World Politics is officially closed when the federal government is closed.

Professors may opt to hold evening class on days when the federal government is closed but the roads are clear and safe by late afternoon. However, each respective professor must notify each student that class will be held.

In the event the federal government is open but a storm is predicted to hit by early evening, classes may be canceled at the option of the professor. The school will make every reasonable attempt to notify each student beforehand.

Students will not be penalized for missing class for these types of weather-related issues.

For students who park along 16th Street after 6:30 p.m.: Be advised that 16th Street is a Snow Emergency Route and that vehicles parked there during a snow emergency will be towed or worse, and that the owners will face high fines from the District of Columbia’s unusually efficient enforcement personnel.