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University status

The University is operating as usual, as are our Security and Student Life services.

This page will be updated if something affects our operational status.

Our official Twitter and Facebook accounts will also be updated.

In the event of severe weather, check whether our libraries, sports facilities or arts venues are open using the links below.

Library opening hours

Check our libraries website for any changes to their opening hours.

Sport and wellbeing

Check our Sport and Wellbeing website to check on any disruption to facilities and activities.

Arts venues

Contact our arts venues directly to check for weather disruption.

Halls of residence

If you live in halls you may experience some disruption to on-site services in the event of severe weather. If you have serious concerns, contact your Student Life team on +44 (0)23 8059 8180 or

Travel services

Check operator websites for the latest information on their service status.

WSA shuttle bus

Keep up to date on the service status of the WSA shuttle bus by following it on Twitter.

Human Resources Information

For guidance on:

  • disruption to services in unusual services
  • employee absence due to extreme weather conditions
  • arrangements relating to pay and related issues when unusual circumstances result in disruption of services

please refer to the Disruption To Services In Unusual Circumstances Policy.

Disruption To Services In Unusual Circumstances Policy

Working from home

You may need to access the University computer system if you have agreed with your line manager that it is possible for you to work from home.

Southampton Virtual Environment

The easiest way to work away from campus is by using the Southampton Virtual Environment (SVE). You will have access to all your files and the most popular pieces of software. Access the Southampton Virtual Environment (SVE).

Virtual Private Network GlobalProtect

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) service is also available.

Our University VPN is called GlobalProtect and allows you to access some non-public University services remotely. To set up your VPN visit and search for GlobalProtect (written as one word).

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