Typhoon & Emergency Arrangements

When a typhoon is approaching Macao, the following procedures will apply:

When the typhoon signal No. 8 or higher is hoisted

  1. When typhoon signal No.8 or higher is hoisted before 9:00, the University is closed.
  2. When typhoon signal No.8 is hoisted during normal office hours (from 9:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:45 on Mondays to Thursdays; or from 9:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:30 on Fridays), the University is closed immediately.
  3. When typhoon signal No.8 is hoisted between 13:00 and 14:30, the University is closed in the afternoon.

When the typhoon signal No. 8 or higher is lowered

  1. When typhoon signal No.8 is lowered before 7:30, the University opens at the normal office hours.
  2. When typhoon signal No. 8 is lowered between 7:30 and 9:00, the University opens one and half hours after it is lowered.
  3. When typhoon signal No. 8 is lowered between 9:00 and 13:00, the University opens in the afternoon.
  4. When typhoon signal No. 8 is lowered between 13:00 and 14:30, the University opens one and half hours after it is lowered.
  5. When typhoon signal No. 8 is lowered after 14:30, the University remains closed in the afternoon.

Notes:

  1. The above arrangements do not apply to those staff members assigned to special duties.
  2. The bus service may be suspended shortly after signal No.8 is hoisted. The Macao-Taipa bridges may also be closed, except Sai Van Bridge.
  3. When typhoon signal No.8 is lowered, the closed bridges will be re-opened and the bus service will normally resume shortly.
  4. UM Staff members should also, as a normal practice during the typhoon period, listen to the latest announcements about the typhoon from the related Macao Government departments on Macao TV/Radio during the typhoon period.

For details, please refer to the full version of the Dispatch of Chief Executive of Macao SAR, no. 166/2002 which is applicable to the University: