4.1 Weather and Emergency Closings & Cancellations

4.1.1 Inclement Weather Policy

Purpose

In accordance with MnSCU Policy 4.4, http://www.mnscu.edu/board/policy/404.html , the following procedure is followed when it becomes necessary to close the Alexandria Technical and Community College or cancel academic or non-academic activities or delay the opening of the college due to inclement weather or other emergency conditions.

Definitions

Closing the Alexandria Technical and Community College
Closing the college means to close all operations other than those operations deemed essential to the protection of life and property. Closing the college results in the cancellation of classes; student, faculty, and staff activities; and meetings. All general offices are closed.

Delayed Opening
Delayed opening refers to closing of all operations for a designated period of time other than those operations deemed essential to the protection of life and property.

Cancellation of Classes and/or Activities
Cancellation of classes (off-campus or on-campus) means to cancel one, several, or all classes in the absence of officially closing the entire college.

Cancellation of non-academic activities refers to cancellation of an event such as athletic events, theatrical productions, concerts, or workshops.

Procedure and Notification

Notification of and students will be as follows:

The President or his/her designee shall inform employees and students of the emergency at the time of closing by making the appropriate announcement on the ATCC website, the ATCC main phone message, the Weather Hotline (320-762-4400), e-mail, STAR Alert Messaging System and on the TV monitors.

The following media providers will be notified regarding weather or other emergencies that affect the status of the college:

  • KIKV Radio (100.7 FM)
  • COOL Radio (94.3 FM)
  • KXRA Radio (92.3 FM or 1490 AM)
  • WCCO Radio (830 AM)
  • KSAX Television
  • KARE11 Television
  • KSTP/KSAX Television
  • WCCO Television
  • ATCC Website
  • ATCC Weather Hotline (320-762-4400)

It is the responsibility of each student and employee to determine whether or not the weather conditions are adversely affecting their safety. The decision to travel in such conditions is exclusively with the individual student or employee. In the event the college is closed, all activities, day classes, evening classes, and extra-curricular activities will also be canceled. Students and employees may call the college weather hotline if there is a question about the status of the college due to weather conditions. The number to call is 320-762-4400.

Approved by: ATCC Leadership Council
Effective Date: 8/03/11
Last Date Revised: 3/23/11