4.4.1 Inclement Weather

Responsible Position



Minnesota State Board Policy


In accordance with Minnesota State Board Policy 4.4, the following procedure is followed when it becomes necessary to close Alexandria Technical and Community College, to cancel academic or non-academic activities, or to delay the opening of the college due to inclement weather.


Closing 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 and club events, theatrical productions, concerts, space rentals, or workshops.

Procedure and Notification

Notification of employees and students will be as follows:

The President or their designee shall inform employees and students of the emergency at the time of closing by making the appropriate announcement on the ATCC website, the Weather Hotline (320-762-4400), and the Star Alert emergency notification system.

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

  • TV stations
  • Radio stations
  • 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.

Related ATCC Documents:


Approved by: Leadership Council

Effective Date: 4/5/2021

Next Review Date: April 2024

Archive: 4.1.1 Inclement Weather Policy