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Policies: Flag Policy

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The flag should be displayed on all days when the weather permits; especially on national and state holidays and such days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States. On Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire should fly all of its poled flags at half-staff until 12:00 p.m. and then raise them to fill-staff. On Veterans Day, November 11, the University should fly all of its poled flags at full-staff until 11:00 a.m. and then lower them to half-staff.

In recognition of the fact that the University comprises a community of persons who interact with each other in an unusual way, the loss of any member of the community is felt by all. Therefore, upon notification of the death of an active or retired member of the faculty, the academic staff, the classified staff, or a member of the student body, the flag on Schofield Hall shall be flown at half mast on the day of the funeral or burial provided that the arrangements are known. The News Bureau will notify the University community of the death.

Source: Faculty Senate, 11-19-74; Chancellor, 12-1-87; Faculty Senate and the Chancellor, 1-24-90; modified and approved by the University Senate and Chancellor 3-26-96.

Revised by the Chancellor, 10-09-08

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