In emergencies created by winter storms, unusual traffic jams, or breakdowns in public transportation, a faculty member may be delayed in getting to class.

If, in the case of an emergency, an instructor comes late to class, it is expected that students will wait for a minimum of 15 minutes after the normal time for starting the class. In the absence of any message to the class concerning probable arrival time, members of the class are not required to wait longer than 15 minutes.