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Inclement Weather Policy for Day Students

News Type:  Parents
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Safety is always our first priority for our cadets, and we have implemented the below policy and procedures to deal with the hazardous weather conditions that the winter season brings.

Day Students Still Expected to Attend Class

In the event of inclement weather, all day students are expected to attend class and should make arrangements with their respective TAC Officer to stay overnight if hazardous traveling conditions exist or are expected. 

To be clear, day students at Fork Union Military Academy are NOT subject to the Fluvanna County school system's "snow day" delays or cancellations. They must be in class as expected.

If the forecast is predicting possible hazardous traveling conditions that would impact travel to FUMA, day students should make arrangements to stay on campus. For example, if the forecast is for severe weather for Monday travel, cadets should plan to report to campus on Sunday.

Staying on Campus

{Note: this portion of the policy is subject to change while observing COVID-19 restrictions in effect in the 2020-2021 school year.}

If a day student decides to stay on campus, he they must stay in the barracks. Day student cadets each have an assigned room—bed sheets and a pillowcase will be supplied. During their stay, all meals will be provided in the dining hall. 

Day students staying on campus are expected to adhere to all rules and regulations in the barracks (i.e., CQ or study hall, no cell phones, lights out, etc.).

Pack a Bag 

It is recommended that day student cadets who drive to campus keep a packed bag in their vehicle in the event of winter weather. Day students should have the following recommended supplies for an overnight stay in the barracks:

  • Uniform items for the following day
  • Blanket and pillow
  • PT uniform - t-shirt and shorts
  • Sweatshirt and sweatpants
  • Tennis shoes and socks
  • Underwear and white t-shirt
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Soap or body wash
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Brush or comb
  • Deodorant


Please contact the Commandant's Department (434-842-4233) if you have any questions or concerns regarding the inclement weather policy or procedures. 

Thank you!


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