WVU Potomac State College Inclement Weather Policy
Outlined for Students, Faculty, Staff
Should conditions occur making travel potentially dangerous, both students and employees are reminded to use their own good judgment before venturing out.
Any decision to cancel classes – or to close the College – will be made after several College officials have consulted on the condition of campus roads and grounds as well as conditions in the vicinity.
A declaration of a weather emergency by the Governor does not automatically close WVU campuses or offices.
Students who drive to class are encouraged to consider safety first in making attendance decisions and to notify the instructor if they judge conditions unsafe to drive when classes have not been canceled. The same applies to students with work supervisors on campus.
Faculty should also make every effort to notify students in advance if they need to cancel class when classes have not been canceled.
In the event of delayed or cancelled classes while the University is still open, many units will remain operational, including dining and residence hall services, roads and grounds crews, libraries and others. These units are reminded to review their emergency internal operating procedures.
Unless the College is closed, employees will need to work with their supervisors to take annual leave or flex their schedule within the work week.
If officials do decide to cancel classes or close the College, students and employees will be informed through the following outlets, including:
- PSC Alert will now announce class cancellations as well as College closings
- a recording on the campus switchboard (304-788-6800)
- on the College Web site
- on regional radio and TV stations
- on the WVU Portal
- on the PSC Facebook and Twitter pages
- current students can receive a text or voice mail from the Academic Affairs Office through the Blackboard Messaging System
- Residence Hall students can opt in to the ResEd text alert system to receive a text message.
Weather announcements will be made on the following media outlets:
WKLP/WQZK, Keyser, WV
WTBO/WKGO GO 106, Cumberland, MD
WCBC/WKZG Oldies 107, Cumberland, MD
WCMD, Cumberland, MD
WFRB, Cumberland, MD
WKHJ/WWHC, Oakland, MD
WELD, Fisher, WV
WQWV, Petersburg, WV
WV Public Radio, Charleston, WV
WDVM-TV Hagerstown, MD
WJAC-TV, Channel 6, Johnstown, PA