WCSU Faculty Handbook : Health, Safety, and Security

Emergency Weather Closing Procedures

Closings & Delays

Using information regarding conditions of local roads, campus walkways and grounds, the Associate Chief Facilities Officer/AVP for Campus Planning and the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs consult on the possibility of a modified University schedule that may affect classes and other university activities and functions. The modified schedule may include delayed opening, early closing, or full closing of the University.

The Chief Facilities Officer/AVP for Campus Planning informs the police and the Director of University & Community Relations of the decision, and they in turn, will post an announcement on the university homepage at www.wcsu.edu and a message will be sent via Everbridge (the university emergency notification system.) Delays and closings will also be posted on the university’s Facebook and Twitter feeds and some area radio and television stations.

When the university announces a delayed opening, classes will begin and offices will open at the time given in the announcement. This applies even when classes are normally scheduled to begin earlier than the announced opening.  For example, if a class begins at 9:45 a.m. and the university opens at 10:00 am, students and faculty will report to the class when we open at 10:00 am. When the university closes early, all offices will close and all classes must end at the announced time.

Parking Restrictions

On the Midtown Campus there is no overnight parking (11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) in any of the surface lots ( Faculty/Staff Lot off Fifth Avenue, White Hall Lot, University Hall Lot, and Newbury Lot). There is no overnight parking on the roof level of either Midtown garage. On the Westside Campus there is no parking on University Boulevard or on the roof of the Westside garage.