Snow Closing Procedure

Emergency Closings and Delays

 

During the winter season, we can expect frequent snow and occasional severe winter weather. Closings and delays will be implemented ONLY when extreme winter conditions exist.

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Day Classes

For inclement weather occurring during the night, a decision regarding the following day鈥檚 classes will be made no later than 6 a.m. If the College is to close, or open late, the various media will be contacted by 6:30 a.m. In addition, a message will be placed on the College鈥檚 web site.

 

The College also provides a text messaging service to announce College closings. Anyone wishing to receive a text message when the College closes due to weather can sign up on . Once you're signed in, select "TxtMsg Options" and register your cell phone number. The College does NOT charge for this service. Charges may apply through your cellular provider; by registering you agree to be responsible for those charges. Unregistered mobile phones will NOT receive this service.

 

You may continue to rely on the College website, radio, and television stations for accurate information regarding the open/closed status of the building. (back to top)

 

Evening Classes

On those days when inclement weather is occurring during the day, a decision regarding evening classes will be made no later than 3 p.m. and immediately communicated over the public address system on campus, on the College鈥檚 website, as well as to the various media. If there are any unique situations affecting the closing status of the extension centers, they will be announced as a part of the radio message. (back to top)

 

Weekends

The College will remain open for approved and scheduled activities on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Credit Courses

Faculty members have the authority to cancel class due to inclement weather/road conditions. Faculty members must contact the students in their class and the security department. An announcement will not be placed on radio/television stations.

 

Offices/Services Available

 

Departments that maintain Saturday or Sunday hours should make their own decisions about whether to close due to inclement weather/road conditions. If a decision is made to close, the individual in charge must notify the security department. An announcement will not be placed on radio/television stations.

 

Workshops

 

Workshop coordinators have the authority to cancel workshops due to inclement weather/road conditions. Workshop coordinators should contact all participants if a workshop is canceled or the local media if they are unable to contact everyone. The workshop coordinator must contact the security department as well.

 

Special Events

Event coordinators have the authority to cancel their events due to inclement weather/road conditions. Each department that sponsors weekend events will clearly identify who has the authority to cancel the event. (back to top)

 

Media

The College will share its weather-related closing announcements with the following media.

 

Binghamton

WAAL 99.1 FM
WBNG-TV - Channel 12
WICZ-TV - Fox 40
WNBF 1290 AM
WHWK 98.1 FM
WWYL 104.1 FM

 

Cortland/Homer

WXHC 101.5 FM

 

Elmira

WENY-TV 

 

Ithaca

14850.com
WFIZ-Z955 95.5 FM
WHCU-FM 95.9/AM 870
WIII-FM 99.9/FM 100.3
WNYY-AM 1470/FM 97.7
WQNY-FM 103.7
WYXL-FM 97.3
WYXLHD3-96.3 The Buzzer
WYXLHD2-96.7 The Vine
WFIZHD2-FM 107.7 Rewind

 

Syracuse

CNYCentral.com
Syracuse.com
WBBS 104.7 FM
WHEN 620 AM
WIXT-TV - Channel 9
WRVO 89.9 FM/90.3 FM
WSTM-TV - Channel 3
WSTQ CW-6
WSYR 570 AM/106.9 FM
WTVH-TV - Channel 5
WWHT 107.9 FM
WYYY 94.5 FM
Spectrum News

 

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Dining Service

Students in the residence halls can still get meals at the College Eatery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on an emergency closing day. Two meals are offered during that time frame. If there is a delayed opening later than 10 a.m., then the start time would shift time accordingly.