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School Closing Information

School Closing Information

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Daytime Operations

At Chestnut Hill College, if weather conditions are unfavorable and not expected to improve, classes normally will be cancelled for the day. If there is a reasonable chance that conditions will be acceptable by mid-morning, the opening of the College will be delayed.

Announcement of Weather Delays

Weather-related delays will be announced using the College’s Emergency Notification System and will also be announced on the College’s website, and on the KYW School Closing website. The KYW number for daytime classes (before 5 p.m.) is 126. 

Delays will be coordinated with the day class schedule.  Classes scheduled to begin at or after the delayed opening time will meet as scheduled.  Faculty teaching classes that extend over more than one block in the schedule should take care to announce these guidelines at the beginning of a semester and if and when there is advance warning of a storm. In every instance, faculty should communicate with students and remind them of the starting time of their class.  In the case of an announced delayed opening, if the situation should worsen and if a subsequent decision is made to cancel classes and close the College, an announcement will be made as soon as possible. Chestnut Hill College faculty, staff and students are therefore advised to recheck the announcements frequently, prior to departing for school or work and while in transit.  Should a weather event occur in the middle of a work day and class sessions, early closings will be announced using the same notification procedures.  Faculty are advised to dismiss their classes no later than the closing time announced.  If the College is open, faculty, staff and students are expected to report to campus. However, due to regional differences in weather conditions, your safety and welfare are paramount. Please take appropriate precautions, when necessary.

Campus Student Activities Programming

At times, previously scheduled on-campus student life activities and events will continue to be held even when the College is closed. Chestnut Hill College students, faculty and staff should check the calendar for campus programming updates.

Evening Classes (after 5 p.m.)

When adverse weather conditions develop during the day, the College will make a decision to cancel evening classes no later than 3 p.m. This information will be made available through the College’s Emergency Notification System and will also be announced on the College’s website, and on the KYW School Closing website. The KYW number for evening classes is 1094. Closing information for Saturday classes will be reported in a similar manner.

Evening classes scheduled at off-site locations will be cancelled if CHC and/or the off-site locations close.  If the College is open, faculty, staff and students are expected to report to campus. However, due to regional differences in weather conditions, your safety and welfare are paramount. Please take appropriate precautions, when necessary.

Staff Information

In the case of a delayed opening, staff employees are expected to arrive at work as soon as the College is open or at the beginning of their normal work shift, whichever is later.

When the College is open, all students and employees are expected to report to campus. Appropriate precautions should be taken, such as an earlier-than-usual departure from home to compensate for travel delays. Please refer to the Inclement Weather Policy found in the Employee Handbook.