Inclement Weather – Quick Facts for Students, Staff and Faculty

Snow IconThe season for inclement weather that can result in the delay or cancellation of college operations and classes has again arrived.

Following is important information regarding the communication of inclement weather closing announcements to the CVCC community.

Decisions regarding morning operations and classes for a given day will be made no later than 6:00 a.m. on that day (earlier if possible) and communicated immediately. Decisions will be communicated as follows:

• By e-mail to CVCC-All (your CVCC e-mail account)

• By phone message on the automated phone attendant (dial 828-327-7000 and press 2 when the welcome message begins – the welcome message does indicate to press 2 for inclement weather closing information)

• By announcement on the CVCC main web page ( – there is a link titled “Inclement Weather” on this main page)

• By message on CVCC’s Facebook page

• By CVCC Twitter feed (if you have subscribed to this service)

• By text and/or voice message to phones of those who have elected to receiveCVCC messaging services

We do not plan to utilize the radio or TV stations since our message options through them are quite limited and there is a higher chance of inaccurate information via this method.

Decisions regarding afternoon and/or evening operations and classes will be made and communicated on a timely basis later in the day if not made and communicated simultaneously with the morning operation/class decision.

Information regarding late openings due to inclement weather

When CVCC makes a decision to open late due to weather, we generally do not announce a delay in terms of hours (such as a two hour delay) but rather announce a late opening until a specific time (such as 10:00 a.m.). If we have a late opening, then all class time and activity time scheduled prior to the announced opening time are cancelled. Faculty, staff, and students are not expected to arrive on campus until the announced opening time. The normal schedule for that day resumes at the announced opening time. If a class or activity for that day includes time before and after the announced opening time, then that class or activity should begin at the announced opening time. Let’s use a late opening until 10:00 a.m. on a Friday as an example.

A class scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 9:50 a.m. on that Friday would not meet.

A class scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 10:20 a.m. on that Friday would meet for 20 minutes (10 to 10:20).

A class scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 10:50 a.m. would meet for the regularly scheduled 50 minutes.

We realize that there may be some slight delays in classes getting underway since faculty may not have the opportunity (nor are they expected) to arrive early.

There are a few exceptions to the above general guidelines. Certain short term continuing education classes are cancelled completely if we open late. An example might be certification class that is required to meet 8 hours. Rather than satisfy part of the 8 hour requirement on the day we open late and satisfying the remaining portion on another day, the College may elect to cancel the class and reschedule the entire 8 hours. Such decisions are made by continuing education faculty and staff on a class by class basis.

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