As a general policy the University will remain in normal operation during adverse weather conditions. In the event of severe weather conditions, the President may
- place classes on inclement weather schedule;
- cancel classes before the end of the class day;
- cancel classes for an entire day or days;
- close the University with notification to the Chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.
Individual instructors will establish inclement weather meeting times if a class does not meet at one of the regular times noted above.
The Director of the Beckley Center will determine the status of off-campus classes in Raleigh County. If a decision to cancel classes is made, the media, faculty, and appropriate University offices will be notified.
The late schedule affects classes only. Other University operations are expected to follow normal routines, although the University encourages its employees to use discretion to ensure safety in traveling on weather-affected roadways. The University urges individuals to use their own best judgment in making a decision to commute or not to the campus in adverse or severe weather conditions.
Concord faculty are urged to make attendance policy considerations for the difficulties some commuting students may encounter due to weather conditions and provide opportunities to make up missed work. Students have an obligation to make every safe effort to attend classes, to initiate arrangements for making up missed work, and to understand the occasional commuting difficulties of faculty.
Announcements invoking the late schedule or other options referenced above are aired on area radio and television stations and are sent as text and email messages to those enrolled for this service.
Take note that unless a cancelation announcement is made, classes will be held.