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This policy is intended to provide guiding principles for managing Immersion and Advanced Immersion Experiences during an inclement weather event. Student safety is the primary concern. The School will continue to monitor campus closures and travel recommendations provided by national, state, and local authorities. In some circumstances, this may require cancellation of Immersion and Advanced Immersion Experiences for a given region(s) to ensure student safety. In these instances, the ultimate decision regarding cancellation of Immersion and Advanced Immersion Experiences is at the sole discretion of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The Office of Experiential Programs will communicate cancellation of these experiences with impacted faculty, preceptors, and student pharmacists. 

In the event of an adverse weather event that does not warrant the School cancelling an experience, student pharmacists should contact their preceptor and follow the instructions of their preceptor in accordance with the site’s policies. If a student pharmacist does not feel that it is safe to travel to the site, the preceptor should allow them to make up the time missed. If there is a concern about the preceptor’s instructions, student pharmacists should contact Sarah Pankracij, Director of Experiential Student and Career Services at